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Review: Roland Cloud 4.0, Juno 106 & Jupiter 8

Roland has taken a new approach with its Cloud system and the latest additions are the classic Juno 106 and Jupiter 108 models. But how do they compare to the real thing?

Review: Audulus 3

Building instruments and processors from scratch isn’t always easy but can be very rewarding. Audulus 3 might just be the tool that persuades you to take the plunge.

Review: Behringer QX602MP3 Small Format Mixer

A mixer is an essential part of most music setups, but what if your needs are relatively modest? Behringer aims to deliver flexibility at a competitive price.

Focusrite Clarett OctoPre Review

Focusrite's iconic gear can be found in studios the world over and is known for its amazing quality. So what did Matt Vanacoro make of the new OctoPre?

Review: Output Analog Strings

If you've ever lusted after the exquisite analog sounds that are now firmly back in fashion on TV and in the movies, Output's latest might be just what you're looking for.

Top 5 Max for Live Packs of 2016

Max for Live development continued to deliver a wealth of fascinating devices over the last year. From mind-blowing effects to top-notch semi-modular instruments, here are five of our favorites.

Review: UVI Rotary, Ultimate Tonal Revolution?

UVI tells us their Rotary effect plugin is a modern emulation of the classic rotary speaker effect, delivering deep controls and wide-ranging tonal possibilities. Matt Vanacoro puts it to the test.

Review: Korg Gadget 3 For Mac, iPad and iPhone

Gadget 3 is finally here and it brings Korg’s innovative music-making system to the Mac desktop for the first time. Oh, and did we mention it now features audio recording as well?

Review: Soulsby Synthesizers Oscitron

With a unique wavetable PWM synth engine, a huge selection of waveforms and filters and wavetable capture via audio input, could the Soulsby Oscitron be the synth of your dreams?

Designing Realtime 3D Sound Performance: Sound of MNTN, Ableton Live and Planetary Cymatic Resonance

3D sound is still a relatively new phenomenon and can be complex to work with. Timo Preece investigates how it works, and goes on a journey through space and time...

5 Reaktor Synths You Should Know About

There are many fine add-on synths created for Reaktor, but did you know about these five great models that come as part of the standard Reaktor library?

Review: Make Noise 0-Coast Single Voice Patchable Synthesizer

East and West coast synths traditionally have their own approach and sound, but how about a 0-Coast design? Rishabh Rajan decodes this unique semi modular synthesizer.

Review: iConnectivity ConnectAUDIO 2|4

iConnectivity is well known for its powerful and flexible audio interfaces, so what would we make of the ConnectAUDIO 2|4 when we put it to the test?

7 Amp Sims Every Producer & Guitarist Should Know About

Guitar and bass amp simulations are often indistinguishable from the real thing. Here are seven of the best, plus a couple of honorable mentions.

Review: Yamaha Montage 1.5

Yamaha's powerful Montage operating system has had an update, adding cool new features like Auto Beat Sync. Matt Vanacoro put it through its paces.