Give me Five! - Hercules DJ Monitor 5 Review
Well-known for its interfaces and control surfaces for DJs, Hercules surprised us with the XPS 2.0 DJ Monitors and their excellent value for money. If you are curious to hear the DJ Monitor 5, which cost twice as much and in terms of features, price and yellow woofers certainly tread the terrain of KRK's Rokit RP5…
Helter-Sceptre - Presonus Sceptre S6 Review
During the last NAMM, Presonus came out big and introduced two new series of monitor speakers: the entry-level Eris, which were very convincing in the review we previously did, and the Sceptres, whose price puts them in the midrange category. We recently received a couple of Sceptre S6 that we will review for you today. Will the Sceptres perform...
Ace Of Hearts… - Waldorf Pulse 2 Review
Introduced in Frankfurt 2013 in its almost final version, Pulse 2 marks the return of Waldorf to its analog passions. The brand recently lent us one, just when its first commercial models are hitting the market... gulp!
Ultra Ultra? - Applied Acoustics Systems Ultra Analog VA-2 Review
AAS renews its virtual analog synth by adding VA-2 to its name. But that is obviously not the only change. Here's a detailed overview.
Mocking Music - Magix Music Maker 2014 Review
Once a pioneer in computer music for the masses, Music Maker presents its 2014 edition that intends to close the loop. Let's check it out.
Mr. Plus - Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Review
New product in sight for all home studio owners looking to save some money and space in their studio or bedroom!
Night in White Satin - U-He Satin Review
Ever since the advent of computer music, many plug-ins have promised us "a true analog sound." This marketing gimmick has been so widely and mischievously used that it has become tiresome... However, when the creator of the sublime virtual synth Diva addresses the issue, our curiosity is inevitably aroused!
Only One Can Survive - EBS Classic Session 120, Ibanez Promethean P3115 and Peavey Max 115 Comparison
Imagine for a moment that a fellow dressed as the mailman shows up at your door when you are about to start playing your favorite instrument: "Ding-dong! It's the mailman! I've got a parcel for you!," says an affable figure, all sweaty, with a tone that is meant to be cheerful.
HALion Doing? - Steinberg HALion 5 Review
Twelve years after the first version of HALion — the sampler "made in Steinberg" — came out, it's time for the fifth generation to make its debut with a lot of new features. But will it be enough to compete with the two major players, namely Kontakt and MachFive?
Mini Mini Mini... - TC Electronic Hall of Fame Mini Review
"...must be funny...in a midget's woooorld". It's probably what ABBA would've sung if they had started their career in 2013. Indeed, this year has seen the appearance of a good number of bonsai-sized and more-or-less useful pedals.