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Review: 8DIO Adagio Violins

8DIO create professional sample libraries, and their latest incarnation focuses on an 11 piece violin section with very realistic legato patches. Toby Pitman discovers just how good this is.

Review: Alias 8 by Livid Instruments

Livid are well known for their hand-built, rugged and beautiful controllers, like Ohm64 and Code. Does their latest (more portable mixer-style) controller, Alias 8, live up to the Livid name?

Review: Sony Sound Forge Pro for Mac

Sony have finally stepped up and introduced a completely new, native Mac OS X version of their popular audio editor, Sound Forge Pro. Sure, we hoped for it... but how does the Mac version measure up?

12 Gifts for Musicians and DJs, Winter/Christmas 2012

If you've been particularly good this year, take a look at this eclectic range of 12 tempting gifts for the musician / DJ in your life... or for you to receive... this festive season.

Review: FXpansion Maul: Creating Clever Distortion

When it comes to ravaging your audio, reach for FXpansion's Maul multiband distortion plug-in. As well as excellent tone shaping abilities, Maul is capable of masterful modulation madness.

Review: kHs ONE (And a Special Offer for MPVHub Readers)

Some software synths rely on endless LFOs and complex filters, but don’t get close to creating a wonderful sound... not so for Kilohearts’ ONE! G. W. Childs discovers more.

Review: Traktor Kontrol F1

Do you DJ using Native Instruments' Traktor? Impressed by the 64 slot Remix Deck feature? Then check out this review of Kontrol F1 and find out if it'll be the perfect compliment for your rig.

Review: Embertone instruments

With so many 3rd-party Kontakt sample libraries available, how do you know which to invest in? Read MPVHub of course! Hollin Jones gets straight to the sounds in this review of Embertone.

Review: In Seventh Heaven with Steinberg’s Cubase 7

Digital Musicians take note: Cubase 7 is here, with a sleek new look & tons of revolutionary new features! Matthew Loel T. Hepworth explores it in-depth in this massive review. A MUST-READ!

Review: Focusrite Forte

The battle for USB audio interfaces is hotting up just in time for winter holidays! And Focusrite's latest and greatest, the Forte, is inline for an in-depth review by Mo Volans,

Discover Your Music with MyMusic.com

The internet is a big place! Finding quality content on bands and music artists hasn't always been as easy as it could be. That's all changed with MyMusic.com. G.W. Childs checks it out.

Review: Mesa Sequencer

The beauty of the App Store is how talented developers can create left-field music apps that might never have seen the light of day for desktop computer systems. Adam Goldberg tests out one such app.

Review: Apogee Quartet

The arrival of Apogee's Quartet review unit at MPV HQ literally resulted in a stampede. Mo Volans emerged from the fracas with himself & this gorgeous audio interface intact, and put it to the test.

Review: iRig Keys

If you're an iPad musician you'll be familiar with the iRig range of hardware accessories that turn your iPad into a portable studio. Mike Watkinson puts IK's iRig Keys MIDI keyboard to the test.

Review: iGrand Piano

IK Multimedia are back with another music app for iOS: iGrand Piano. No prizes for guessing the focus of this app... but how does it measure up to the real thing? Mike Watkinson investigates.