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