Roland's TD17KVX V-Drum kit shares many features with its more expensive siblings, but at a much more accessible price. Matt Vanacoro asks if it makes any compromises.
The latest update to Samplitude from Magix brings a host of new features and technologies, all in a package that remains distinctly affordable. Hollin Jones put it to the test.
The Field Kit FX consists of three effects groups and three additional CV tools - all for under 250 Euro. Anatol Locker was blown away by this powerful, portable system.
Beef up your production toolkit with these excellent dynamic EQ plugins. Here's why you should - and how to get some of them for free.
Denon's pro-level DJ player has a 7-inch HD display with multi-touch gestures, '¨8-inch rugged metal jog wheel and much more besides. Sara Simms put it to the test.
Yamaha's free update for its Montage workstation synthesizer brings a ton of new features to the table. Matt Vanacoro has been playing with it, and here's what he discovered.
IK's latest hardware unit is an iOS and desktop-compatible stompbox solution - but it's also much more than that, as Matt Vanacoro found out.
Take the hassle out of generating chords with this hardware MIDI unit that connects to your studio gear. Jade Wii explores the Isla Instruments KordBot.
A sample pack made up of plenty of synthesized drones and environments, Tidal by Umlaut Audio is an affordable way to fill gaps in tracks or even use for your own sound design.
Output's latest virtual instrument has a twist - it's cloud-based and delivers new content to you every single day. But how does that work in practice? G.W Childs found out.
Yamaha's latest live sound mixer has a ton of I/O, a great touchscreen and can be remote controlled from an iPad. But that's just the start, as Joe Albano discovered.
With polymorphic tracks, dynamic MIDI effects, a MIDI / USB / CV interface and extensive sequencing capabilities, Squarp's Hermod really is a modular brain, as Jade Wii found out.
The best way to shape your sounds is at the source and this unique, hand-crafted lo-fi microphone is an excellent way to do it, as Hollin Jones discovered.
Image Line has jumped from version 12 to 20 with its latest release of FL Studio. They haven't suddenly got bad at maths - this year is the DAW's 20th birthday. And there's some big news.
Apogee's MIC Plus comes with an excellent pedigree. Equally at home connected to your computer or iOS device, Jay Asher put it through its paces.