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Review: Bastl Instruments Dude! - Battery Powered 5-Channel Mixer, That's More Than a Mixer

When is a mixer more than a mixer? When it's also capable of generating its own noise. G.W Childs gets up close and personal with the Bastl Instruments Dude!

Review: Surreal Machines Diffuse and Modnetic

Berlin-based Surreal Machines have come up with a couple of awesome new delay plug-ins and Noah Pred thinks they might be the last dub tools you ever need...

Review: Blackstar ID:Core BEAM Amplifier

Affordable, highly portable and it even has Bluetooth built in. Sara Simms finds there's much to like about the Blackstar ID:Core BEAM Amplifier. She even took it out for a jam...

Review: Patch Blocks PBMIX3

Small, portable music devices are becoming more and more popular. But when tiny and affordable come into play, corners sometimes get cut. Not in the case of the Patch Blocks PBMIX3 though.

Review: Fluid Audio Strum Buddy

Guitarists - just like all of us - need buddies too. Fluid Audio now offer the Strum Buddy they hope every git-picker will chum up with. Matthew Loel T. Hepworth accepted the friend request.

Review: UVI UVX80, Japanese Vintage Synth Emulation

This faithful recreation of a rare Japanese classic synthesizer pushes all of Matt Vanacoro's buttons. What do you make of the UVI UVX80?

Review: KRFT, Modular Sequencer & Controller For iOS

This modular sequencer for iOS takes a unique approach to programming and music-making, plus it's very affordable. So what does it bring to the table?

Review: Erica Synths Pico System 1

If you love modular synths but don't have the space for huge boxes, Erica Synths' Pico System 1 combines a ton of sound modules into a tiny package - and it sounds massive.

Review: Aston Microphones Starlight

Aston have added the multi-voiced Starlight pencil microphone to their lineup of condenser mics. But is the world’s first laser-equipped mic useful, or a gimmick? Matthew Loel T Hepworth finds out.

Review: Ampify Groovebox

We were excited to get our hands on Groovebox, the new music-making app from the team behind Launchpad for iOS. Happily, there's even more to it than meets the eye...

Review: Midi Fighter 64

Custom built, this 64-button version of the much-admired finger drumming and performance tool is finally available. Rishabh Rajan put it through its paces.

Review: Waves F6 Floating-Band Dynamic EQ

The new F6 Floating-Band surgical dynamic EQ plug-in from Waves can be used for a wide range of applications – and it’s more affordable than you might be expecting.

Review: Ample Sound Acoustic Guitars & Basses

Guitars have been among the toughest instruments to recreate authentically in virtual format. But as Joshua Casper discovered, Ample Sound may just have cracked it with Guitars & Basses.

Review: IK Multimedia iRig Pro I/O

The iRig Pro I/O aims to fulfil all your mobile and studio needs in an ultra-portable package and it comes with a generous software bundle too. Hollin Jones gave it a spin...

Review: The Behringer DeepMind 12 Experience

Rishabh Rajan has had a Behringer DeepMind 12 in his studio for a while, testing how it measures up against the competition. So how did it fare? Read on to find out.