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Review: Neat King Bee and Worker Bee Studio Microphones

Neat Microphones can be traced to some well-known transducers. There’s quite a buzz about their King Bee & Worker Bee mics so Matthew Loel T. Hepworth finds out if they're as sweet as they say.

Review: VocALign Pro 4

VocALign Pro 4 automatically analyzes the patterns of two audio signals and edits one to match the timing of the other. If you're editing audio could this be your new best friend? Sara Simms finds out

Review: Heavyocity Vocalise

Are you looking for a Kontakt instrument with sampled choirs that you can sculpt into realistic performances or manipulate into seriously strange textures and sounds for under $100? Read on...

Review: UA Apollo Twin USB & Satellite USB for Windows

Universal Audio's Apollo Twin USB audio interface pressed all our buttons when we reviewed it for Mac. Now it and the Satellite USB are available for Windows PC. Matt Vanacoro finds out how it fares.

Review: Roland A-01

Is it a controller? Is it a synth? The Roland A-01 is a small, portable MIDI controller and 8-bit sound generator with a step sequencer. Sara Simms finds out if it's as attractive to play as it looks.

Review: Waves Tune Real Time

Waves Audio's Tune Real Time claims to provide no noticeable latency and excellent sonic results. A weighty promise that Joe Albano looks deeper into. Find out if it lives up to expectations?

Review: Aphex Exciter

Recording, mixing or mastering? Want to highlight the vocals or get your instruments to pop through the mix? An aural exciter like the Aphex Exciter might be what you need. Joe Albano checks it out.

Review: Cinematic Studio Strings

Cinematic Studio Series says their new Strings library for Kontakt is bursting with character with stunning true-to-life dynamics and a wide variety of articulations. Jay Asher puts it to the test.

Review: Output SUBSTANCE

Output’s instruments are known for being unique, and now they've focused their attention on bass. But will the earth move?

Review: Sinevibes Switch 2, Creating Intricate Rhythmic Gates

Designed for rhythmic audio gating, Sinevibes Switch 2.0 also includes a very capable sequencer with control of over 32 gates. Noah Pred discovers whether Switch 2 takes him beyond the gates.

7 Excellent Hardware Compressors

Without further ado here's seven of our favorite high-end, analog, hardware compressors. This list includes vintage models and some units that are out of production.

Review: Novation Launchkey mk II

Think of controllers and Novation and you probably think about their capable Launchpad and Launchpad Pro Ableton Live controllers/instruments. If you want keys? The Launchkey mkII aims to please.

Review: IK Multimedia iRig HD 2

Review: Mercuriall Tube Amp Ultra 530

Many guitarists have switched to virtual plug-ins for studio recording and live work. Mercuriall hits the scene with the U530 plug-in, so how does it stack up against the real and virtual competition?

Review: Max For Cats Bengal, A Fierce Jungle Synth For Ableton Live

Bengal from Max for Cats is a flexible, polyphonic semi-modular FM synthesizer that's going to get you purring with its delicious pads and growling with its roaring basses. Noah Pred tames the beast.