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Review: Steinberg Nuendo 8

Nuendo is Steinberg's flagship audio suite: more than a DAW, it's got feet planted firmly in the film and game audio worlds too. Matt Vanacoro wonders if he can live without it now...

Review: Korg Kross 2

A natural-hammer weighted keyboard with a huge sound library, slick sampler, loads of drums and amazing effects. It even has an audio interface - what's not to like?

Review: Aston Spirit Microphone

Aston has made a name for itself with its innovative and affordable range of mics. But will the Spirit move Joe Albano? Read on to find out...

Review: Elektron Octatrack MKII, OS 1.30C

Elektron's Octatrack MKII brings hardware upgrades to one of the world's most serious sequencers. Timo Preece explores what's new, plus some unexpected goodies in the new software.

Review: Steinberg WaveLab 9.5

Steinberg's much-loved mastering and wave editing suite gets a facelift as well as some powerful new tools. Hollin Jones puts WaveLab 9.5 to the test.

Review: Fingersonic EXP1 Synth

This portable hardware synth has a computer brain, 15 voice polyphony and MIDI in and out. Hollin Jones found there’s more to EXP1 than meets the eye.

Review: Harrison Mixbus 4.2

A DAW with a twist, MixBus 4 recreates the sonic personality of the Harrison hardware consoles. But how accurate is the sound? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth takes 'The Bus' around the block.

Review: Kilohearts Carve EQ

This clever EQ can extract curves from your favourite hits to let you see how they have been processed. How would G.W Childs get on with Kilohearts Carve EQ?

Review: Steinberg Cubase 9.5

The latest update to Cubase brings a raft of changes across the board from instruments to workflow. Hollin Jones spent some time getting to know what's new in Cubase 9.5.

Review: Arturia V Collection 6

Arturia's V Collection gets a hefty upgrade with a number of new instruments including the Buchla Music Easel, DX7 and Fairlight sampler. Rishabh Rajan put them through their paces.

Review: Air Music Tech Loom II

The multi-talented Loom II from Air Music Tech features unique sounds, an array of modules and a friendly take on additive synthesis. Noah Pred was suitably impressed...

Review: Focus One Multi-Effect by Sick Individuals

Sometimes you want a plug-in that you can turn to for quick effects processing in just a couple of clicks. Joshua Casper checks out Focus One by Sick Individuals.

Review: Nektar Impact LX+

Nektar has always been at the forefront of DAW mapping for MIDI controllers. So how would Hollin Jones get on with the Impact LX+?

Review: Glou Glou Rendezvous Boutique Phaser & Filter

If you thought phasing was a basic effect, the Glou Glou Rendezvous Boutique Phaser & Filter is just the thing to change your mind. Rounik Sethi took a trip with it...

Review: Roland DJ-202

2 channels, 4 decks and even a built-in sequencer. Could Roland's DJ-202 be the ultimate portable controller for DJs and performers? Sara Simms finds out.