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Review: Spitfire London Contemporary Orchestra-Strings

Spitfire Audio has a reputation as a heavy hitter in the world of meticulously sampled orchestral instruments. But would their latest release win over Jay Asher?

Review: iZotope RX 6, Cutting Edge Audio Repair Tools

iZotope's RX is one of the most powerful audio repair tools in the business. So what could a new version add? Quite a lot, as Joe Albano found out...

8 Excellent MIDI Sequencers For Hardware Musicians & Producers

Sequencing hardware from a hardware MIDI sequencer is as old skool as it gets. Here are some of the best options on the market right now.

Review: Dadamachines Automat - Robotic Music Machines Toolkit

Using physical robots to play musical and experimental sequences is an innovative new direction for MIDI technology. Timo Preece put it to the test.

Review: Modstep, The Most Powerful MIDI Sequencer for iOS?

Modstep is arguably one of the most powerful iOS MIDI sequencers around. We put it through its paces and were more than pleasantly surprised. 

Review: AudioHero

A site where you can choose a bespoke way to buy just the samples you need is always a welcome addition to the market. Could AudioHero save the day?

Novation Releases Peak Synth, First Look Video & In-depth Review

This brand new polysynth from the mighty Novation derives some of its DNA from the Bass Station II but there's far more to it than that. We got an exclusive first look at this powerful instrument.

Seven iOS MIDI Sequencers Worth Considering

With iOS now firmly established as a serious music-making platform, the apps you can get to program and produce have gone from strength to strength. Here are some of the best MIDI sequencers for iPad

Review: Tim Exile's SLOO - A Swarm Of Sound

Reaktor provides an almost endless set of sound design possibilities. So when Tim Exile really goes to town, you know he's going to produce something very special...

Review: Simply Sound SS1 Preamp

A pocket-sized preamp that can add up to 25dB of gain without raising the noise floor sounds too good to be true, right? Maybe not...

Review: UVI BeatHawk 2 for iOS

BeatHawk for iOS has had a major update with cool new features like Ableton Link support. G.W Childs finds out what else is new...

Review: Sonokinetic Espressivo

An atonal orchestral phrase library can be just the ticket when you're looking for something a little different for your scoring or composition work. Gary Hiebner road tests Sonokinetic's Espressivo.

Review: Sample Logic Rhythmology: Reconstructing Rhythms

Kontakt allows developers - with a great deal of work - to build some truly astonishing self-contained instruments. Noah Pred finds out if Sample Logic's Rhythmology is up there with the best.

Review: Teenage Engineering PO-32 Tonic

Teenage Engineering’s PO-32 Tonic features an upgraded hardware platform and a rather special new trick not seen in the other Pocket Operators. But what could it be?

Review: Universal Audio UAD 9.1 New Plug-Ins

This update to UAD's platform brings some new goodies, tweaks and upgrades to the party. Matt Vanacoro finds out what's inside...