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Review: Rob Papen Explorer 5

Rob Papen's Explorer 5 is a bundle of great sounding, unique synthesizers and effects now including Master Magic, RAW Kick and Go2. Noah Pred unwrapped it, and here's what he discovered.

Review: Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol A25

Native's new A Series of Komplete Kontrol keyboards have many of the features of the S series, but at a price that may surprise you. Hollin Jones took the smallest sibling, the A25, for a spin.

Review: Qu-Bit Electronix Synapse

Synapse is a crossfading switch with a signal path that can be rearranged on the fly, capable of turning static waveforms into evolving soundscapes. Scott Riesterer took it for a spin.

Review: Devious Machines Texture

Enhance and expand your sounds with this multi-talented effect plugin that beats with the heart of a synth. Hollin Jones explored the many capabilities of Devious Machines' Texture. Enhance and expand

Review: Universal Audio Apollo X6

With upgraded clocking and converters, 6-core DSP for UAD's plugins and upcoming 5.1 surround monitoring, could the UAD X6 be the interface of Matt Vanacoro's dreams?

Review: Sample Logic Xosphere 2

With an incredibly diverse library and Sample Logic's expertise behind it, could Xosphere 2 be the only cinematic scoring tool you ever need? Matt Vanacoro finds out.

Review: Elektron Analog Heat MKII

The newest upgrade to Elektron's Analog Heat stereo analog distortion hardware brings smoother, more accurate encoders, enhanced live performance features and more. Jade Wii took it for a spin.

8 Wonderful Holiday Gifts For Musicians & Producers Under $330

Christmas is almost here. If your nearest or dearest is a musician, producer or DJ then one of these 8 weird and wonderful gift ideas (under $330) will likely appeal.

Review: Master And Dynamic MW07 Wireless Earbuds

Master And Dynamic’s MW07s are the NYC company’s first true wireless earbuds. Could they be the holy grail for hassle-free listening?

Review: Novation SL Keyboard Controller MKIII

With comprehensive DAW integration as well as plenty of realtime controls and the ability to interface with your CV-controlled gear, could Novation's SL MkIII be all the controller you ever need?

Watch ContinuuMini Portable Synthesizer In Action

The ContinuuMini is a smaller and more affordable version of Haken Audio's Continuum. Loopop loved the original, and here, he road tests its smaller sibling to find out what it has to offer.

Review: Antares Auto-Tune Pro 9

Auto-Tune has been the long-established standard in pitch correction. But what does it offer that built-in DAW tools don't? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth will answer that question.

Review: Traktor Kontrol S2 MkIII

NI's brand new family of Traktor controllers come with a raft of new features as well as the new Traktor 3 software. And the S2 will even natively connect to iOS devices. Hollin Jones went for a spin.

Native Instruments Releases New Expansion Packs, Plus Submit A Track And Win Hardware

Midnight Sunset and Mallet Flux join NI's growing family of loop and preset expansion packs. And there's the chance to submit a track and win an A-series Komplete Kontrol keyboard.

5 Delay and Modulation Plugins Worth Checking Out

Delay and modulation effects are a staple of almost any production, even if they might not seems so at first. Here are five essential delay and mod plugs you can try today.