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Review: OLLO Audio S4X Reference Headphones

If you’ve ever wanted to hear recorded music in its purest form, OLLO Audio might have just the ticket. Hollin Jones road tests the S4X Reference Headphones.

Review: AKAI MPC Live MK II

When Akai released the original MPC Live it caused quite a stir combining professional features with MPC workflow and studio and synth connectivity. Rishabh Rajan discovers how the MPC Live II fares.

Review: Artistry Audio Origin X Modern Loop Engine

This loop engine from new outfit Artistry Audio brings powerful looping and slicing tools to the party, and much more besides. Hollin Jones investigates…

Review: Carver - Chisel & Slice Your Audio

Carver is an intuitive and easy to use plug-in that gives you detailed control over the transients of your audio. Noah Pred finds out if this could help your sounds pop out in the mix.

Review: Audio Design Desk

There are some audio for video tasks that are not entirely suited to in a regular DAW. Enter Audio Design Desk for foley and sound work.

Review: IK Multimedia T-RackS Space Delay

The unmistakeable sound of the Space Echo comes to your T-RackS and DAW setups thanks to IK’s latest. Hollin Jones gets dubby with it…

Review: AKAI MPK Mini Mk3

AKAI’s latest MIDI controller has a new keybed, a generous software bundle and a price that may surprise you. Hollin Jones gives you all the details…

Review: Heavyocity Damage 2

Heavyocity shook up the cinematic scoring world with the Damage percussive instrument and now they’re back with version 2. Hollin Jones gets scoring with it…

5 Best Mastering Plugins You Can Buy in 2020

There’s a wealth of mastering software out there to suit all budgets and approaches. But which is for you? Hollin Jones shares his top 5…

Review: Sugar Bytes DrumComputer

Sugar Bytes brings a taste of the past and the future to its latest drum machine. But it’s so much more, as Hollin Jones finds out.

Review: Eventide Generate, A Unique Out Of The Box Synthesizer

In this world-first video review of the new Generate synthesizer from Eventide and New Fangled Audio Rishabh Rajan explores the sound design potential of this truly unique software instrument.

Review: iRig Keys 2 Mini Portable MIDI Controller

The latest addition to IK’s controller lineup is its most portable to date. And it has a few unexpected tricks up its sleeve, as Hollin Jones discovered…

Video Review: Arturia 3 Modulation FX - Will You Actually Use Them?

Continuing their tradition of creating virtual models of hardware effects, Arturia have released a trifecta of modulation fx. Is this holy trinity of modulation fx something you will actually use?

Review: Steinberg Dorico 3.5

With its new interface, VST expression maps and other excellent features, Matt Vanacoro puts Steinberg's Dorico 3.5 professional notation software to the test.

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.