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Review: Korg Grandstage

Korg's Grandstage represents a new approach for the company, focusing on putting everything a live performer needs at their fingertips. Read on to find out what Matt Vanacoro thought of it...

Best of 2018: Max For Live Packs

2018 was a banner year for Max for Live development, with innovation manifesting in a variety of unusual Packs spanning many categories. It wasn’t easy to narrow down, but here’s our favourites.

Logic Pro X Reverb Shootout: ChromaVerb vs Space Designer

Logic's bundled reverb processors are among the best in the business. But which one should you choose? Joe Albano shares his thoughts...

Review: UVI PX V8

You may not have heard of the original Voyetra Eight, but Matt Vanacoro thinks you'll still love UVI's faithful recreation, the PX V8. Here's why.

Review: Rob Papen Explorer 5

Rob Papen's Explorer 5 is a bundle of great sounding, unique synthesizers and effects now including Master Magic, RAW Kick and Go2. Noah Pred unwrapped it, and here's what he discovered.

Review: Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol A25

Native's new A Series of Komplete Kontrol keyboards have many of the features of the S series, but at a price that may surprise you. Hollin Jones took the smallest sibling, the A25, for a spin.

Review: Qu-Bit Electronix Synapse

Synapse is a crossfading switch with a signal path that can be rearranged on the fly, capable of turning static waveforms into evolving soundscapes. Scott Riesterer took it for a spin.

Review: Devious Machines Texture

Enhance and expand your sounds with this multi-talented effect plugin that beats with the heart of a synth. Hollin Jones explored the many capabilities of Devious Machines' Texture. Enhance and expand

Review: Universal Audio Apollo X6

With upgraded clocking and converters, 6-core DSP for UAD's plugins and upcoming 5.1 surround monitoring, could the UAD X6 be the interface of Matt Vanacoro's dreams?

Review: Sample Logic Xosphere 2

With an incredibly diverse library and Sample Logic's expertise behind it, could Xosphere 2 be the only cinematic scoring tool you ever need? Matt Vanacoro finds out.

Review: Elektron Analog Heat MKII

The newest upgrade to Elektron's Analog Heat stereo analog distortion hardware brings smoother, more accurate encoders, enhanced live performance features and more. Jade Wii took it for a spin.

8 Wonderful Holiday Gifts For Musicians & Producers Under $330

Christmas is almost here. If your nearest or dearest is a musician, producer or DJ then one of these 8 weird and wonderful gift ideas (under $330) will likely appeal.

Review: Master And Dynamic MW07 Wireless Earbuds

Master And Dynamic’s MW07s are the NYC company’s first true wireless earbuds. Could they be the holy grail for hassle-free listening?

Review: Novation SL Keyboard Controller MKIII

With comprehensive DAW integration as well as plenty of realtime controls and the ability to interface with your CV-controlled gear, could Novation's SL MkIII be all the controller you ever need?

Watch ContinuuMini Portable Synthesizer In Action

The ContinuuMini is a smaller and more affordable version of Haken Audio's Continuum. Loopop loved the original, and here, he road tests its smaller sibling to find out what it has to offer.