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Review: Tracktion Waveform 11 Free

Waveform 11 is a new free DAW from Tracktion that promises unlimited music-making capabilities. But can it deliver? Hollin Jones finds out.

5 Pro Headphones To Suit Every Budget

Whether it’s simple tracking, mixing or even mastering, a good pair of headphones is absolutely essential to any music setup. Here, Hollin Jones picks 5 models to suit any budget.

Review: Arturia OB-Xa V, Legendary Synth Reborn

Arturia’s latest soft synth brings back an all-time classic and is perfect for modern soundtrack work. Hollin Jones road tested the OB-Xa V…

Review: Arturia AudioFuse Studio

Arturia’s latest interface has a dizzying array of features. Hollin Jones finds out if Christmas has come early…

Review & Tutorial: AI Synthesis AI008 Matrix Mixer

The AI008 Matrix Mixer is a four in, 4 out Eurorack Matrix Mixer. Scott Riesterer takes it on a proper walkthrough to discover some of what it is capable of.

Moog Music Subharmonicon: 1st-Look Video Review

The new semi-modular polyrhythmic analog synthesizer from Moog, Subharmonicon, just got a major, in-depth video review from Rishabh Rajan. This is the video you'll want to watch.

Apple Releases Logic Pro X 10.5: First-Look Review, New Features Explored + Videos

Logic Pro X 10.5 is here and it’s a free upgrade for existing users. Will the new features like Live Loops, Sampler, Step Sequencer, etc. blow you away? We think so!

Video Review: Elektron Model:Cycles

Imagine a powerful 6-track groovebox with 6 FM synthesis engines and an Elektron sequencer with per-step automation and you've got the Model:Cycles. Watch this to find out if it's good for you.

Befaco Instrument Interface Overview Video

If you're interested in bringing audio via mics and other instruments into your modular synth setup you need to check out Beefaco's Instrument Interface. Scott Riesterer shows you why and how.

Nord Wave 2 Review

Find out how inspiring the new Nord Wave 2 keyboard synth really is in this in-depth review by music veteran, Matt Vanacoro.

Reloop Tape 2 Review

In the minds of some, a DJ is only as good as their last set – but what good is that if nobody can hear it? Enter Reloop Tape2, the retro-styled, portable recorder ideal for the modern world.

Review: iRig Pro Duo I/O

IK’s new iRig Pro Duo IO lets you hook up your studio to whatever platform or device you use. Hollin Jones took it on the road…

5 Interesting MIDI Tools You Need To Know About

MIDI is about more than just pressing keys or drawing notes with a mouse. Here are 5 more left field ideas for getting creative with your MIDI tracks. 

Review: Arturia FX Collection - Audio Effects You’ll Actually Use

The entire collection of Arturia's "Audio Effects You'll Actually Use" includes some choice plug-ins of important hardware emulations covering filters, preamps, compressors, delays and reverbs.

Review: Steinberg Cubasis 3 for iOS

Now in its third generation, Steinberg’s mobile DAW has had a serious rebuild - and it’s now available for the iPhone too. Hollin Jones put it to the test…