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Review: Apogee Duet 2

What makes a 2nd generation audio interface even better than its highly-acclaimed predecessor? Rounik Sethi takes a look at just how impressive the Apogee Duet 2 really is.

Review: Puremagnetik Retro Synths

Gary Hiebner has gone in search of accurate vintage synth sounds to use in Ableton Live and discovered Retro Synths by Puremagnetik. Find out why this sample pack collection won't gather dust.

Review: iRig MIDI by IK Multimedia

IK Multimedia was one of first companies to treat the iPhone/iPad as a useful platform for music makers with iRig Mic & iRig (for guitarists). Mo Volans tests out their new iRig MIDI interface.

Review: Eos by Audio Damage

What makes a reverb effect stand out from the crowd? Gary Hiebner loads up the Eos by Audio Damage to find out.

Review: Moog Animoog for iPad

Moog releasing Animoog for iPad has created a lot of buzz amongst iPad-wielding musicians. Richard Lainhart delves in deeply, as only experienced synthesists can, to discover how special this app is.

Review: Twisted Tools New Sample Pack: Transform

Reaktor users may be familiar with Twisted Tools (creators of inspiring instruments, effects). Rounik Sethi checks out their new sample pack, Transform, packed with evocative, Sci-Fi sounds.

Remote Collaborate With Gobbler

Cloud based backup services for musicians have come and gone over the past few years. So how is Gobbler different from the rest? GW Childs keeps his feet on the ground and head in the clouds.

Review: True School by Native Instruments

Maschine comes packed with a very comprehensive library of sounds, but if want more beats and instruments then NI's expansion packs for Maschine are a great option. Mo Volans delves in.

Review: Propellerhead's Balance Interface

Propellerhead is famous for their popular and great-sounding music software. So when they announced a new audio interface, Balance, Mo Volans wasted no time in putting it through its paces.

Review: Samson Meteor Microphone

There have been a number of new microphones hitting the market of late. One of these, the Samson Meteor, certainly has scored high on looks, so Mike Watkinson takes it out for an audio test drive.

Review: Damage by Native Instruments

Native Instruments and Heavocity are back with a new instrument: Damage. With over 30 GB of dark, aggressive, industrial and percussive sounds, Hollin Jones sets out to measure its devastating impact.

Review: Native Instruments iMaschine

Maschine has been a runaway success since its launch and Maschine Mikro looks set to follow the same path also. Mo Volans picks up iMaschine for iPhone to see how this groove sketchpad measures up.

Review: Rhythm Studio for iOS by Pulse Code

One particular music creation app, Rhythm Studio, has been consistently popular on the App Store of late. Rounik Sethi taps into the iTunes consciousness and explores its sonic capabilities.

Review: Maschine Mikro

How is it possible to make something as successful & popular as Maschine better? Easy: Make it smaller without compromising on functionality or usability. Mo Volans puts the Mikro to the test.

Audio Hijack Pro: Bringing Sampling Back to Electronic Music

If you want to sample snippets of audio on your Mac, like a YouTube video, don't get caught up in cables and interface ins and outs! G.W. Childs breaks through the tangled wires with Audio Hijack Pro.