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Review: Neumann KH80 DSP Monitors

Neumann might be more usually associated with getting sound in to your system, but the KH80 DSP monitors do just the opposite. Matt Vanacoro spent a month testing them out and liked what he heard...

Review: Cinematic Studio Solo Strings

If you're looking for an affordable but great-sounding solo string instrument collection for your scores or soundtracks, Cinematic Studio's latest release may be just the ticket.

Review: Gothic Instruments Dronar Cinematic Atmospheres

You can never have too many sounds when it comes to creating great scores and soundtracks, but will Dronar Cinematic Atmospheres fit the bill for Matt Vanacoro?

Review: Roland DR-01S Rhythm Partner

Not all drum machines are aimed at electronic musicians. Roland's DR-01S Rhythm Partner brings something new to the table for acoustic and other live performers.

Review: Komplete Kontrol MK2

NI's brand new Komplete Kontrol 2 hardware and software bring a raft of updates and improvements to this powerful platform. Matt Vanacoro put it through its paces and liked what he found...

Review: ROLI Seaboard Block

Bringing the functionality of its high-end Seaboard hardware to the BLOCKS family is a welcome move from ROLI, making it more accessible and affordable to users. Hollin Jones plugs in.

Review: Wave Alchemy Berlin Techno

Berlin is a world leader in producing great techno music. But what if you're not nearby and still want those signature sounds? Wave Alchemy's Berlin Techno collection could be just the ticket.

Review: Korg iMono/Poly for iOS

When Korg recreates one of its own classic synths in iOS format, the results are always worth paying attention to. So how did G.W Childs get on with iMono/Poly for iOS?

Review: Umlaut Audio Motors

This loop-based production station from Umlaut, "Motors", is designed to let you quickly create useful looped breaks and patterns. Matt Vanacoro took it for a test drive.

Review: Allen and Heath XONE:K2

The XONE:K2 is portable, durable and features X:LINK to enable you to connect two mixers together. Sara Simms added it to her DJ rig to find if it could do the business.

Review: Ultimate Ears Pro Sound Tap

Anyone who uses in-ear monitors for live performance knows how challenging it can be to access a house monitor mix. Sound Tap from Ultimate Ears Pro promises to make that process faster and easier.

Review: Endorphin.es Furthrrrr Generator

The theory behind the way the Endorpin.es Furthrrrr Generator makes its sounds might be a head scratcher, but as Scott Riesterer discovered, it still sounds amazing and is fun to tweak.

Review: Blue Mics Raspberry Studio

Blue's compact mic and software bundle is designed for podcasters and journalists as well as anyone making music. With Mac, PC, iOS and Android compatibility, could it be the only solution you need?

Review: Big Fish Audio Sequence

Big Fish Audio's latest Kontakt-based instrument delivers multiple classic drum machines, effects and a powerful sequencer. Plus it's affordable, as Hollin Jones discovered.

Review: Beatmaker 3

Portable DAWs have got really powerful over the years, and Beatmaker was one of the first on the scene. Now at version 3, G.W Childs finds out if this really could replace his desktop system.