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Review: UVI World Suite 2

UVI’s World Suite gets a major upgrade and brings instruments from the farthest flung parts of the globe to your DAW. Hollin Jones took it for a spin…

Ableton Live 11: In-Depth First Look

Live 11’s announcement may have come as a surprise, but one thing is clear: Ableton has been working hard on this update for awhile. Noah Pred showcases some of the cooler, lesser-known new features.

The 5 Most Portable Music-Making Accessories You Can Buy Right Now

As mobile devices like laptops, phones and iPads get ever more powerful, here are five great additions to your music-making setup.

Review: UVI Drum Replacer

Drum Replacer is a realtime, drum replacement and processing utility that separates audio components and has a sophisticated way of triggering new drum samples. Matt Vanacoro puts it to the test.

Sample Logic Trailer Xpressions 3 Review

The 3rd edition of Trailer Xpressions focuses on one shot hits & fx combined with ambient vocals, harmonic textures, drones and atmospheres. Matt Vanacoro puts it to the test.

Native Instruments Komplete 13: The Instruments Review

Well, Komplete 13 is finally here and it’s a doozy... or is it? Matt Vanacoro digs right in to this super-comprehensive collection of tools for producers, sound designers and composers.

Review: AKAI MPC Beats, The Free DAW For Everyone

AKAI’s MPC Beats DAW features a wealth of MIDI and audio recording options focused around the company’s unique workflow. Hollin Jones fired it up…

Review: OLLO Audio S4X Reference Headphones

If you’ve ever wanted to hear recorded music in its purest form, OLLO Audio might have just the ticket. Hollin Jones road tests the S4X Reference Headphones.

Review: AKAI MPC Live MK II

When Akai released the original MPC Live it caused quite a stir combining professional features with MPC workflow and studio and synth connectivity. Rishabh Rajan discovers how the MPC Live II fares.

Review: Artistry Audio Origin X Modern Loop Engine

This loop engine from new outfit Artistry Audio brings powerful looping and slicing tools to the party, and much more besides. Hollin Jones investigates…

Review: Carver - Chisel & Slice Your Audio

Carver is an intuitive and easy to use plug-in that gives you detailed control over the transients of your audio. Noah Pred finds out if this could help your sounds pop out in the mix.

Review: Heavyocity MOSAIC TAPE

Heavyocity’s MOSAIC family welcomes a new member and this time it brings the sound of tape - and much more - to your tracks. Hollin Jones loads up MOSAIC TAPE…

Review: Audio Design Desk

There are some audio for video tasks that are not entirely suited to in a regular DAW. Enter Audio Design Desk for foley and sound work.

Review: IK Multimedia T-RackS Space Delay

The unmistakeable sound of the Space Echo comes to your T-RackS and DAW setups thanks to IK’s latest. Hollin Jones gets dubby with it…

Review: AKAI MPK Mini Mk3

AKAI’s latest MIDI controller has a new keybed, a generous software bundle and a price that may surprise you. Hollin Jones gives you all the details…