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Befaco Instrument Interface Overview Video

If you're interested in bringing audio via mics and other instruments into your modular synth setup you need to check out Beefaco's Instrument Interface. Scott Riesterer shows you why and how.

Nord Wave 2 Review

Find out how inspiring the new Nord Wave 2 keyboard synth really is in this in-depth review by music veteran, Matt Vanacoro.

Reloop Tape 2 Review

In the minds of some, a DJ is only as good as their last set '" but what good is that if nobody can hear it? Enter Reloop Tape2, the retro-styled, portable recorder ideal for the modern world.

Review: iRig Pro Duo I/O

IK's new iRig Pro Duo IO lets you hook up your studio to whatever platform or device you use. Hollin Jones took it on the road'¦

5 Interesting MIDI Tools You Need To Know About

MIDI is about more than just pressing keys or drawing notes with a mouse. Here are 5 more left field ideas for getting creative with your MIDI tracks. 

Review: Arturia FX Collection - Audio Effects You'll Actually Use

The entire collection of Arturia's "Audio Effects You'll Actually Use" includes some choice plug-ins of important hardware emulations covering filters, preamps, compressors, delays and reverbs.

Review: Steinberg Cubasis 3 for iOS

Now in its third generation, Steinberg's mobile DAW has had a serious rebuild - and it's now available for the iPhone too. Hollin Jones put it to the test'¦

Review: Soundbrenner Core, A problem-Solving Smartwatch For Musicians

If you're tired of wearing in-ear monitors to hear a click track when performing, the Soundbrenner Core will be of great interest to you. Plus it offers inventive features for a Smartwatch.

Video Review: Polyend Tracker

Loopop is first up with an in-depth video review of the new Polyend Tracker. It's not only comprehensive and informative, but also sonically excellent. Sit back and enjoy.

Review: Ninja Tune Jamm Pro

NInja Tune and Coldcut have released what could be the most powerful sample sequencer ever built for iOS. Hollin Jones finds out if it's true'¦

5 Tips For Cloud-Based Music-Making

Most people know that it's possible to make music over a web connection, but how can you get the best results? Here are five top tips. 

Review: IK Multimedia iRig Keys 2 MIDI Controller

IK has updated its iRig Keys MIDI controller with a new look and feel and even an audio output. Hollin Jones takes it on the road.

5 Of The Best Microphones for Voice Over Recording Compared

Which microphone should you be using to record narrative and voice over work? Matt Vanacoro takes a look at 5 of the best ones for varying budgets in this essential overview.

Review: Eventide Spring Reverb Plug-In

How good does Spring, the latest reverb from Eventide, really sound? Alongside the intuitive interface Noah Pred takes a look at how creative this reverb plugin really is.

5 Alternatives To Using A MIDI Keyboard

MIDI keyboards are the standard way to play and record MIDI data, but they're not the only method, Here are 5 alternatives that can give you different results.