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5 of The Best Max For Live Devices Available Now

Certified Ableton Trainer, Noah Pred, highlights five of his favorite Max for Live devices that can help your productions in Ableton Live shine through.

Review: Arturia V Collection 8

Arturia's V Collection is expanding year on year. Matt Vanacoro digs deep into the impressive collection of 28 historic, classic synth and instrument emulartions.

Review: IK Multimedia MixBox

IK bundles 70 of its premium FX and processors into a virtual rack system with a few tricks up its sleeve. Hollin Jones took it for a spin…

Video Review: Behringer 2600

Behringer has been on a roll with recreating synths of yesteryear and It was welcomed when they recreated one of the most popular synths of the 70’s, the ARP 2600. Let’s take a look and listen.

Review: Eventide Shimmerverb: A Glistening Decay

Eventide have made one of their most popular, classic reverb algorithms available for everyone in Shimmerverb that takes any source and makes it literally do what its name suggests.

Roland Fantom 8 Keyboard Workstation Review

Does the new Roland Fantom 8 drop a marker for other keyboard synth workstation makers to measure up to? Matt Vanacoro finds out and discovers there's some futuristic features inside.

Review: TC Electronic Brickwall HD Native DT

When TC Electronic's excellent Brickwall HD plug-in is paired with its hardware controller, it doesn't just lead to a more convenient mastering audio workflow but encourages experimentation too.

Best of 2020: Hardware Synthesizers

From accurate, analog recreations to delightful digital machines and hybrid hardware units that push the sonic boundaries, 2020 has seen some excellent new hardware synths released.

Best of 2020: Virtual Instruments

2020 saw a heavy focus on classic synth recreations, scoring collections and ever more advanced instrument designs. Here’s 9 of the best…

Best Of 2020: MIDI Controllers

Despite the global pandemic, closure of factories and general mayhem, 2020 has seen some great, new MIDI controllers announced and/or released. Here's nine of our favorites (in no particular order).

Review: Teenage Engineering PO-133 Street Fighter Micro Sampler

Get your retro arcade fix with the latest addition to Teenage Engineering’s Capcom series of Pocket Operators. Hollin Jones fires up the PO-133.

Review: UVI Shade: Creative Filter & EQ

UVI says Shade is a next-gen Swiss Army knife filtering tool that shatters the boundaries of conventional EQ. Matt Vanacoro finds there's lots to love with this audio plugin.

iZotope RX 8 Review

iZotope RX is the industry-standard audio repair tool to restore damaged, noisy audio into a more pristine state. Joe Albano discovers the joys of version 8 in our in-depth review.

Roland Zenology Review

If you've dreamed of gettign the sounds and editing capabilties of the Roland Jupiter X and Fantom synths without the hardware and keyboard then Zenology is going to grab you.

SampleScience Releases FREE Room Piano v3

Christmas has come early courtsey of SampleScience. Their Room Piano v3 is a free VST plugin instrument for Windows musicians.