If you've ever used headphones while monitoring or mixing, you'll appreciate how much further a comfortable pair will take you. But what about for studio reference? Do AKG K712 Pro's hit the spot?
What to do when a regular audio wave editing app just isn't cutting it? Wouldn't it be great to have Photoshop-style functionality for editing audio? Sony's SpectraLayers Pro 2 looks to fill the gap.
Well-built and attractive, the QuNexus compact controller by Keith McMillen Instruments includes some innovative features that may surprise. Mo Volans gives it a thorough work out in this review.
Digital DJs often reach for Traktor or Serato, but there's another program out there with an amazing feature-set, Deckadance 2. We give this package by Image Line (FL Studio) a full-on spin.
Glitch by Illformed used to be PC only... until version 2 was released! It was a popular plug-in for those looking to create esoteric rhythmic effects. So how does Glitch 2 perform? G.W tests it out.
Built on the shoulders of its classic 20 year old predecessor, the 25-key Novation Bass Station 2 looks the part. Find out how this cute, analog, monophonic synth fares in our feature review.
The Yamaha new HS series of studio monitors are here and Matt Loel T Hepworth gives them a good listening to and reveals how they stack up against a host of other available monitors.
Sporting a rather radical interface and an impressive set of features, WOW2 by Sugar Bytes is a filter fx plugin that intrigued us immediately! Mo Volans investigates it further in this review.
Bob Moog's last ever design was the Little Phatty Stage II. This monophonic analog synth with 37 keys is now discontinued, but Sara Simma got hold of one and gave it an in-depth review for old times.
Aside from monitors, a good, comfy pair of cans can make all the difference when mixing and DJing. Hollin Jones tries a pair of Electrowaves by Numark on for size.
Native Instruments DrumLab promises to make beat creation quick, easy and immediately gratifying. Hollin Jones takes a deeper look. Scroll to the bottom of the see Toby Pitman's DrumLab intro video.
Three years since the release of RX2, iZotope have upgraded their acclaimed & unique audio suite with more speed and capabilities. Matthew Loel. T Hepworth dives in to see just how good RX3 really is.
Seems like more than ever everyone wants to gets their hands on an Akai MPC! No surprises there. And unsurprisingly the iMPC app for iPad has been very successful too. Sara Simms gets hands on.
Orchestral sounds make their way into all styles and genres of music. So where can you find top notch sample libraries? Toby Pitman puts Sonokinetic's Da Capo, a 10GB Kontakt library, to the test.
Now that Reason users can enjoy 3rd party plugins (as rack extensions) there are a number of innovative instruments and effects becoming available. And Propellerhead are getting in on the fun too.