New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (May 2013)

1st May 2013 | 11:20

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (May 2013)
Native Instruments Reverb Classics
Double reverb plugin bundle

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Two good quality reverbs that pay more than a passing tribute to a couple of classic hardware units."

FULL REVIEW: Native Instruments Reverb Classics review

(Reviewed in Future Music issue 264)

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (May 2013)
Warm Audio WA12 Discrete Mic Pre
Accomplished pre-amp/DI

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"With a sound and build quality that defies its price the WA12 has everything to recommend it."

FULL REVIEW: Warm Audio WA12 Discrete Mic Pre review

(Reviewed in Future Music issue 264)

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (May 2013)
Studio Devil Virtual Tube Preamp
Preamp plugin and 'audio glue'

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"You kind of have to know why you need it and how/when to use it, but VTP brings convincing valve warmth to any signal."

FULL REVIEW: Studio Devil Virtual Tube Preamp review

(Reviewed in Computer Music issue 190)

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (May 2013)
Steinberg sonote beat re:edit
Innovative Cubase beat-slicer

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Rather underpowered in several areas but innovative and great fun, this is a plugin that all Cubase 7 users should check out."

FULL REVIEW: Steinberg sonote beat re:edit review

(Reviewed in Computer Music issue 190)

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (May 2013)
Universal Audio Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection
Three classic compressors in one

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"As close to the real thing as we've yet heard, these three stellar compressors sound really incredible."

FULL REVIEW: Universal Audio Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection review

(Reviewed in Computer Music issue 190)

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (May 2013)
Notion Music Notion 4
Notation software with DAW traits

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"A viable alternative to Finale and Sibelius. Check out the free alternatives, though - they may be all you need."

FULL REVIEW: Notion Music Notion 4 review

(Reviewed in Computer Music issue 190)

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (May 2013)
Audiffex Multi Drive Pedal
Set of eight stompbox plug-ins

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"A competent collection of drive emulations at a bargain price."

FULL REVIEW: Audiffex Multi Drive Pedal review

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (May 2013)
Arturia iMini
Arturia's iOS debut

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"As a straight-up recreation of the Minimoog, though, it's already a resounding success: that legendary low end is well reproduced, and there's plenty of warmth and analogue authenticity in evidence."

FULL REVIEW: Arturia iMini review

(Reviewed in Computer Music issue 190)

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (May 2013)
Propellerhead Rotor
Another lovely Leslie plugin

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Rotor pulls off a suitably gritty Leslie emulation, delivering old-school modulation with aplomb."

FULL REVIEW: Propellerhead Rotor review

(Reviewed in Computer Music issue 190)

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (May 2013)
Sonosaurus Drumjam
A must-try percussion app

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"The sounds are fantastic, the rhythms are smoking and the fun is immense. We'd love the ability to customise the patterns, but that aside, Drumjam is awesome."

FULL REVIEW: Sonosaurus Drumjam review

(Reviewed in Computer Music issue 190)

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (May 2013)
Native Instruments Traktor DJ
Traktor rebuilt as an iPad app

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Seasoned pro Traktor users will love it just as much as dabbling hobbyists."

FULL REVIEW: Native Instruments Traktor DJ review

(Reviewed in Computer Music issue 190)

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (May 2013)
Exponential Audio Phoenix Verb
Pristine-sounding reverb plugin

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Exponential Audio is clearly in it for the long hall (ahem), barrelling out of the gates with this refined debut."

FULL REVIEW: Exponential Audio Phoenix Verb review

(Reviewed in Computer Music issue 190)

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (May 2013)
Tracktion Software Tracktion 4
The innovative DAW returns

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"More seasoned users will find it a nominal upgrade, but for the uninitiated Tracktion 4 is well worth a spin."

FULL REVIEW: Tracktion Software Tracktion 4 review

(Reviewed in Computer Music issue 190)

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (May 2013)
Exponential Audio R2
Dark reverbs from Michael Carnes

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"A very solid choice for anyone after a highly adjustable, classic-sounding reverb plugin, the only downside being its price tag."

FULL REVIEW: Exponential Audio R2 review

(Reviewed in Computer Music issue 190)

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (May 2013)
Korg MS-20 mini
New size, classic synth

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"A faithful resurrection of the MS-20, at a crazily good price. Everyone should own one!"

FULL REVIEW: Korg MS-20 mini review

(Reviewed in Future Music issue 265)

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (May 2013)
NI Raw Voltage Maschine Expansion
Maschine modular synth

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"A superb deal and classy library for any producer needing extra analogue drums and effects."

FULL REVIEW: NI Raw Voltage Maschine Expansion review

(Reviewed in Future Music issue 265)

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (May 2013)
Lindell Audio 6X-500 Mic Pre/EQ
500 Series mic pre module

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Combining great sonic capabilities, ergonomic design and good build quality it'll prove hard to resist."

FULL REVIEW: Lindell Audio 6X-500 Mic Pre/EQ review

(Reviewed in Future Music issue 265)

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (May 2013)
Lindell Audio 7X-500 Compressor
500 Series F.E.T. comp module

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Bottom line? A great unit and a new company to explore."

FULL REVIEW: Lindell Audio 7X-500 Compressor review

(Reviewed in Future Music issue 265)

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (May 2013)
Inspired Instruments You Rock Guitar
Bonkers MIDI guitar/synth

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"An extremely fun and interesting guitar-like MIDI instrument. Perfect for guitarists struggling with MIDI keyboards."

FULL REVIEW: Inspired Instruments You Rock Guitar review

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