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Review: Slate Digital VMS Virtual Microphone System

Getting hold of multiple high-end classic microphones is a daunting task. Luckily, Slate Digital has come up with a hardware and software alternative. We put it to the test.

Review: Contour Designs ShuttlePro v2

What if your software controller could work across all kinds of different apps? The Contour Designs ShuttlePro v2 may have the answer…  

Audio Interface Comparison: Universal Audio Apollo 8p Vs Original 2012 Apollo

Universal Audio's original Apollo and the Apollo 8p are both fine pieces of equipment, but which one had the edge when they went head to head?

Review: MicRig Universal Video Grip With Stereo Mic

Getting good sound to go with your picture can mean bolting together lots of gear. But a new combined grip and mic system from Sevenoak is looking to change that, and at a surprisingly low price.

Review: Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms Percussion Sequencer

With Eurorack hardware more popular than ever, we got our hands on the Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms Percussion Sequencer to see what unique features it brings to the table.

Review: HEDD Type 07 Studio Monitors

We checked out HEDD's new Type 07 studio monitors at NAMM but couldn't wait to try a pair for ourselves. Here's what we discovered.

Review: CableGuys TimeShaper

Some plugins go beyond regular processing and open up whole new worlds of time-based sound mangling. Could Cableguys' latest offering take you to another world?

Review: Lofelt Basslet, Portable Bass Listening Solution

Anyone wanting major bass extension when mixing has traditionally needed a subwoofer to provide it. But can this new wearable device provide an alternative? Timo Preece finds out.

Review: Mojave MA-1000 Vacuum Tube Microphone

A vacuum tube microphone can give you great recordings. But can the Mojave MA-1000 really sound as good as mics costing ten times as much?

Review: BandLab, Cloud-Based DAW That Could Change Everything

If you thought that online DAWs were a pale imitation of the real thing, BandLab may very well be the one that makes you change your mind.

Review: Strezov Sampling Arva For Kontakt

Building your own choral phrases from sampled sources has been possible for a while, but can Strezov Sampling Arva For Kontakt stand out from the crowd? We find out.

8 FX / Processing Bundles Producers Would Be Crazy To Ignore

You can often save money when you buy a bundle of plugins rather than collecting them individually. Here are some of the best collections around today.

Review: Sonokinetic Woodwind Ensembles

Getting a great woodwind sound for your productions can be tricky, but Sonokinetic's new Woodwind Ensembles Kontakt instrument might just have the answers.

Review: Rupert Neve Shelford 5052 Mic Pre/Inductor EQ

The Rupert Neve Shelford 5052 Mic Pre/Inductor EQ carries the prestigious Neve label, but how did it fare in our tests? Read on to find out.

Review: Sonic Faction Hypermorph For Ableton Live

With a unique workflow and slick design, could Sonic Faction's Hypermorph Max For Live instrument be just what you've been waiting for?