French soft synth developer XILS-lab recently released XILS 4, a software emulation of the legendary EMS VCS4, for Mac & Windows.
In this video, author Jim Aikin takes a look at XILS 4 and offers his firs impressions of the new software synth. Continue reading
In the latest episode of Sweetwater’s iOS Update, host Mitch Gallagher tries out two apps: Continue reading
In this video, Gaz Williams takes a deep look at the just-released Maschine Studio and Maschine 2.0: Continue reading
Francis Preve offers his take on Wolfgang Palm’s new PPG WaveMapper for iPad in the latest issue of Keyboard magazine.
Preve calls WaveMapper ‘an incredibly deep synthesizer’ and praises its user-friendly approach to patch-creation:
Palm takes an elegantly simple concept – mixing and matching important aspects of multiple synth patches – and implements them in a manner that’s strikingly like a board game.
Can a metronome be something to get excited about?
That’s the question raised by this reader review of Metronomics HD – a ‘ridiculously flexible rhythm monster’, created by John Nastos for Mac, iOS, and Android. Continue reading
Here’s a user review, via thesoundtestroom, of Different Drummer for iPad – aka “your secret weapon in the quest for innovative beats that make sense yet defy the status quo”.
Different Drummer has a unique feature set, but was met with skepticism on its release, because of the developer’s equally unique approach to pricing and marketing the app. (It was originally priced at $300, now $49.99). Continue reading
Rob Puricelli has an early review of the new UVI Vintage Legends – a new set of virtual instruments that recreate some classic synths that aren’t on the ‘most commonly cloned’ list.
Vintage Legends offers virtual takes on these six instruments:
- Yamaha CS-70M, CS-40M and CS-20M
- Italian Elka Synthex
- Rhodes Chroma
- Yamaha DX1
- DK Synergy
In this video review, Russ of airusersblog takes a look at UVI’s The Beast.