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Review: $2 Samplified Royalty-Free Sample Packs

Not all sample packs, loops and MIDI files need to cost you an arm and a leg. With most of Samplified's sample packs just $2 we were tempted to explore further and were surprised by what's on offer.

5 Studio Monitors That Punch Above Their Price Tags

Monitors are one of the most important studio purchases you'll make. They can have a massive impact on how your mixes sound. Here's five excellent studio monitors that won't break the bank.

Review: ClassicFX For iOS

ClassicFX combines some much-loved audio effects in new and interesting ways on your iOS device. Hollin Jones took it for a spin.

Review: Novation Launchpad Pro MK3

Is MK3 the most advanced and powerful Novation grid and pad controller for producing with Ableton Live and other DAWs?

5 Classic Keyboards And The Best Software Alternatives

It’s wonderful to own or play a genuine classic, but their availability, size and cost mean that most people will have to find an alternative. Hollin Jones explains your options.

Review: Eventide CrushStation Overdrive / Distortion

Does Eventide's CrushStation tread the same, overdrive path as other distortion plugins, or can it offer a usable and unique sonic palette for the modern producer? Hollin Jones gears up to find out.

Review: Steinberg Backbone Drum Resynthesizer

Steinberg’s latest instrument promises to take your drum sound design to previously unknown realms. But can it deliver? Hollin Jones found out.

Review: Softube Weiss EQ1

Softube’s latest collaboration with Weiss copies the EQ1’s assembler code line by line while adding some distinctly 21st century features. Hollin Jones took it for a spin…

Review: Sontronics Podcast Pro

With podcasting more popular than ever, British mic specialists Sontronics have a sparkling new studio-quality mic that looks to fulfil your every need. Hollin Jones put it to the test.

New Apple Mac Pro Review: The Ideal Mac For Musicians and Producers?

Just how suitable is the super expensive new Apple Mac Pro for musicians and producers? Matt Vanacoro has tested one in his studio setup for a month.

Review: Novation Launchkey MK3

Novation’s Launchkey gets a major upgrade and a new family member with version 3. Hollin Jones takes you on a tour of this powerful MIDI controller.

Review: UVI JP Legacy Synth Plug-In

This new virtual instrument suite offers four meticulously sampled iconic Roland JP Synthesizers. Matt Vanacoro discovers it oozes both quality and playability.

Review: Universal Audio Luna DAW

Universal Audio want LUNA to transform their excellent Apollo interfaces into the most inspiring recording systems on the planet. Matt Vanacoro discovers whether it lives up to the hype.

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.