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Review: UVI Vintage Vault 2

A $2600 bundle for just $399 sounds too good to be true, right? But sometimes miracles do happen as Matt Vanacoro found when he checked out the gargantuan UVI Vintage Vault 2 collection.

Review: Akai MPC X

AKAI's MPC X promises to let you make music entirely without a computer - but can it really replace your DAW? Rishabh Rajan put it to the test to find out.

Review: IK Multimedia Syntronik

IK's latest synth suite is a collection of special instruments based on some bona fide classics. G.W Childs fires it up and gets his synths stacked, packed and racked...

Review: Output Platform

Studio furniture is often overlooked but it can make a world of difference to your workflow and general wellbeing when producing. JAde Wii checks out the Output Platform.

Review: ModeAudio AfterGlow

If you're after the sound of 2017 for your R'n'B tracks, ModeAudio's latest sound pack might be just the thing you're looking for. G.W Childs gets involved with AfterGlow...

Review: Universal Audio UAD 9.3 Software Update

UAD brings yet more goodies to the table with its latest 9.3 software update. Matt Vanacoro tests it out and lets you know how he got on with these new and varied plug-ins.

Review: Hotone Xtomp Mini

A pocket sized guitar FX processor that models both amps and pedals and is insanely portable must surely be on many guitarists' wish lists. Matt Vanacoro checks out the Hotone Xtomp Mini.

Review: MIDIVolve

This Max For Live arpeggiator, riff generator and sequencer turns even the simplest of MIDI patterns into an evolving musical continuum. G.W Childs puts it to the test.

Review: Metagrid for iOS, Improving Your DAW Workflow

Macros and shortcuts are one of the best ways to speed up your DAW workflow. Metagrid for iOS aims to bring control of all your DAWs together in one handy location.

Review: Endorphin.es Grand Terminal Eurorack Module

This unique Eurorack module has Scott Riesterer all in a spin. Would he find it took his music to new heights, or brought it back down to earth? Let's hope the Grand Terminal was all plane sailing.

Review: Black Lion Audio MicroClock MK3

Could adding this small but powerful device to your hardware rig really improve clarity, latency and audio performance? Matt Vanacoro road tests the Black Lion Audio MicroClock MK3.

Review: ESI U168XT Audio Interface

ESI's U168XT high speed recording interface couldn't sound as good as it looks, could it? G.W Childs puts it through its paces to find out. (Spoiler alert: he liked it).

Review: Toontrack Superior Drummer 3

Superior Drummer 3 represents a massive upgrade, with artificial intelligence just one of its major new features. In this world-first review, Shane Berry takes you in-depth with Toontrack's latest.

Review: Sensel Morph, The Controller That Fits All Your Needs?

This advanced touch-sensitive control surface works at a far higher resolution than a regular MIDI controller, and is also suitable for artistic applications. What's not to like?

Review: Sonuscore’s The Orchestra from Best Service

The latest offering from Best Service contains a wealth of multi-layered sampled orchestral instruments. Jay Asher put it to work creating some lush sounds for his productions.