In the world of technology size is everything! Find out why G. W. Childs is particularly impressed with Livid Instruments' Brain Jr., "the easiest custom MIDI controller, ever!"
Not only does Borderlands Granular by Chris Carlson look the part on your iPad, it also can produce some impressive granular synthesis textures and rhythms as Rory Dow discovers.
Ampkit for iOS has been hugely popular since its release and has now arrived on a mac computer near you for Mac guitarists. Hollin Jones gets tweaking this stand alone toolbox for guitarists.
If you know about NI's Solid Mix series and you know about Softube then you have reason to be pretty excited about the NI Komplete 9 Ultimate Processors. Mo Volans breaks down each element.
There are a number of innovative MIDI controllers coming through: Ableton Push & ROLI's Seaboard to name a few. Darren Burgos reviews another unusual one. Find out if the QuNeo pushes his buttons.
At one stage during the 80s it looked like Keytars were going to become the instrument of choice... Mo Volans picks up the new Alesis Vortex keytar to find out if this controller may spark a revival.
Want a top notch sample library? One place to start looking is Wave Alchemy, especially if you're after Kontakt instruments. Toby Pitman checks out the 909/808 based Transistor Revolution.
Just because it's free doesn't mean it isn't valuable! And the same goes for plug-ins! Mike Watkinson finds 10 free plug-in gems for use in Avid's Pro Tools 10 DAW.
The latest version of Propellerhead Reason is here! Mo Volans puts Reason 7's new features through a rigorous test, from parallel channels to the External MIDI instrument and the new REX features.
What makes a piano software instrument stand out from the crowd? Pro user endorsees like Guy Sigsworth? An authentic sound? A realistic and natural response? Toby Pitman discovers all three apply.
Your iPhone / iPad can help you when it comes to music theory. Lynda Arnold takes a closer look at the how well InTunes and Quiztones test help with training ears for musicians and producers.
Musicians often rave about analog hardware synths from yesteryear. So, what's it like to really get hands-on with one of the classics, re-imagined? Rishabh Rajan finds a Korg MS-20 on his doorstep.
Does Akai's EIE Pro audio interface live up to its tough looks and impressive feature list? Mo Volans takes this metallic monster into the review bunker and gives it a thorough work out.
Every once in a while you'll find a producer or musician who has bonded with a certain developer of an instrument, synth or sample library. Jay Asher explores the Back Beat Bass library from Art Vista
Steinberg's latest iOS app, Cubase iC Pro, is a nifty controller for Cubase on your Mac/PC. Hollin Jones investigates just how worthy this iOS controller really is.