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Review: Propellerhead Reason 9.5

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Reason 9.5 with full support for VST instruments and effects. Yes, you read that right. So what’s going on? Hollin Jones finds out...

Review: Korg Stageman 80, Go Live Anywhere

Korg's Stageman 80 - is it a bird, is it a plane? Is it a self-contained portable mini PA with an onboard drum machine? We took it on the road to find out.

Review: Sundog Song Studio Version 3.0

We can all use a little help when composing from time to time. Lynda Arnold finds out if the latest update to Sundog Studio hits all the right notes. Read on to find out what she thought...

Elektron Digitakt: First Look Video Overview

We got hands with the new Elektron Digitakt which is now available from Elektron. In this 23 minute video we cover all the major, and some lesser known, workflows for this 8-voice drum sampler.

Review: Magix Sound Forge Pro 3 For Mac

Sound Forge Pro 3 for Mac is here, and it's aiming to cater for all your wave editing needs. So after some time away from the spotlight, what's new? We find out.

Novation Circuit Mono Station - First Look Video Review

If you want a Bass Station 2 and a Circuit, you’d expect to have to buy both. But wait! The new Novation Circuit Mono Station combines the best of both in one box. Check out our hands-on video review.

Review: Intellijel JellySquasher Analog Compressor & Tone Shaper Eurorack Module

This single channel analog compressor and tone shaper is affordable and capable of everything from subtle to extreme sound coloration. Naturally, we couldn't wait to put it through its paces...

Review: Spectrasonics Keyscape Creative

Omnisphere is one of the biggest and most all-encompassing instruments around, and now Spectrasonics has combined it with the awesome Keyscape library to make something truly vast.

Review: Yamaha HPH-MT8 Monitor Headphones

The HPH-MT8 studio monitor headphones may be Yamaha’s boldest headphone design in years. How do they sound, especially when compared to the competition? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth ‘phones’ in the result

Review: Aroma by Ploytec

What do you get if you combine salt, pepper, sugar and chili? Something that smells interesting. Joshua Casper checks out Aroma...

Review: Antelope Orion 32 HD

It's a serious piece of gear with an amazing feature set that bridges the world of home and pro studios. Matt Vanacoro gallops ahead with the Antelope Audio Orion 32 HD.

Review: Ninja Jamm

What do you get if you cross loops from established artists with a video game-style music app, and make it free? Ninja Jamm takes no prisoners.

Review: DRONAR Live Strings Module

The trick with making a really believable string instrument is translating one playing style into a completely different one. Could Gothic Instruments have cracked it?

Review: BAE G10 EQ

What does it take to make Matt Vanacoro opt for a hardware version of an EQ he already has in software form? The answer, is the BAE G10 EQ.

Review: Steinberg HALion 6

Now at version 6, Steinberg's HALion sampler can claim to be one of the industry's best-established tools. But would Matt Vanacoro be impressed?