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The Finest Guitar Pedals for Synthesists

Hang on, guitar pedals for synths? Yes! Incorporating guitar processing into your signal chain can add new dimensions to your synth tones that you wouldn't have believed possible.

Review: Cinématique Instruments Mociula, Kontakt Effects & Instruments Suite

If you're looking for an affordable but versatile collection of instruments and effects to serve a range of uses from leads to textures, Cinématique Instruments Mociula might have the answer.

Soundbridge Preview, A Free Cloud Or App-Based DAW For The Future

It's in its infancy, but Soundbridge could be the next big thing: a local or cloud-based DAW that is, for now at least, completely free to use. Matt Vanacoro is suitably impressed.

Review: Pioneer DJ DJM-250MK2

An affordable and portable 2-channel DJ mixer with Magvel Pro faders and USB I/O - what's not to like? Sara Simms road tests the Pioneer DJ DJM-250MK2.

Ampify Releases Groovebox - A Free Beats And Synth Studio App For iOS

The team behind Blocs Wave and Launchpad for iOS has released a brand new music app called Groovebox - and it's free to download. Here's everything you need to know.

Review: Noiiz

The internet has opened up a whole new way for producers to access and use samples legally. Noiiz is a DAW-integrated, online sound store with pricing tiers to suit different users.

Review: Focusrite Red 8Pre

Focusrite’s latest professional audio interface is chock full of functionality and features like audio over IP, Pro Tools HD interfacing, Thunderbolt 2 and much more. We put it to the test…

Review: Waves Grand Rhapsody

Waves makes many fine plug-ins, but with Grand Rhapsody they have tried to capture the very soul of a particular instrument from a famous London studio. Did they succeed?

Review: MOK Waverazor

Gary Hiebner took MOK Waverazor for a spin and found that as well as being a futuristic virtual synth, it had more than a hint of throwback about it too...

Review: Ancient Era Persia

If they'd had virtual instrument libraries in ancient Persia they might have sounded like this. But what is a Kaval, anyway? Jay Asher found out with help from Best Service.

Review: LiquidSonics Seventh Heaven Professional Reverb

Sometimes you want to go beyond what your DAW's own reverb can offer. In the case of LiquidSonics' Seventh Heaven Professional Reverb, G.W Childs is glad he did.

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.