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Review: XILS-Labs PolyKBIII

This software synth based on an obscure classic ticks all the boxes. But what's the story behind the PolyKBIII? And more importantly, how does it sound?

Review: Befaco Crush Delay 2

Crush delay and digital circuit bending in a box that sounds as good as it looks? Scott Riesterer checks out Befaco Crush Delay 2.

Review: IK iRig Pro Duo

Making music on the move is more popular than ever. We checked out IK Multimedia's latest mobile-friendly audio and MIDI interface.

Review: Roswell Delphos Microphone

Hot on the heels of their successful Mini K47, Roswell have released their newest microphone, the Delphos. With a vintage voice and amazing sensitivity, will it find its way into your mic locker?

Review: NuGen MasterCheck Pro

Nasty surprises when streaming your own music could be a thing of the past thanks to MasterCheck Pro with advanced metering and realtime codec previewing.

Review: Akai LPD8 Wireless MIDI Controller

What could be better than a portable controller with genuine Akai pads? A wireless option, of course!

Review: Logic Pro X 10.3

New GUI, TouchBar support, and much more from selection based processing to track alternatives to more busses to improved workflow with sidechaining, Logic Pro 10.3 aims high. Does it hit the target?

Review: Samplitude Pro X3

Samplitude Pro X3 may not be the best known Windows DAW, but could it actually be one of the best performers?

Review: KRK V8 S4 Studio Monitors

KRK's studio monitors are known for their striking design. But do the new V8 S4 models sound as good as they look? Joe Albano finds out.

Review: Surreal Machines Transient Machines for Ableton Live

Drums sound best with plenty of punch. We put Surreal Machines' latest Max for Live effects, Crack and Impact, through their paces.

Review: IK Multimedia Modo Bass

Spoiler alert: The new Modo Bass from IK Multimedia is an incredibly good physical modeling bass instrument. The sound is excellent and it has a high level of tonal flexibility too.

Review: Korg iWavestation

Korg’s Wavestation was a true beast, and now it’s back in app form. But have they managed to cage this 90s classic?

Review: Rob Papen Predator 2

Rob papen's original Predator is a monster synth, so we were very curious to hunt down Predator 2, explore its new sound design tools, and discover how it would improve upon a winning instrument.

Review: Cubase 9

Cubase 9 is here and it promises some major workflow enhancements and a brand new sampler. Hollin Jones finds out if it is indeed loaded to the nines…

Review: Elektron Analog Heat and Overbridge 1.15.0

Elektron announcement of Analog Heat was met with rejoicing and some uncertainty. Timo Preece digs deep below the analog distortion and saturation for a clearer picture of what makes it so versatile.