Using physical robots to play musical and experimental sequences is an innovative new direction for MIDI technology. Timo Preece put it to the test.
Modstep is arguably one of the most powerful iOS MIDI sequencers around. We put it through its paces and were more than pleasantly surprised.
A site where you can choose a bespoke way to buy just the samples you need is always a welcome addition to the market. Could AudioHero save the day?
This brand new polysynth from the mighty Novation derives some of its DNA from the Bass Station II but there's far more to it than that. We got an exclusive first look at this powerful instrument.
With iOS now firmly established as a serious music-making platform, the apps you can get to program and produce have gone from strength to strength. Here are some of the best MIDI sequencers for iPad
Reaktor provides an almost endless set of sound design possibilities. So when Tim Exile really goes to town, you know he's going to produce something very special...
A pocket-sized preamp that can add up to 25dB of gain without raising the noise floor sounds too good to be true, right? Maybe not...
BeatHawk for iOS has had a major update with cool new features like Ableton Link support. G.W Childs finds out what else is new...
An atonal orchestral phrase library can be just the ticket when you're looking for something a little different for your scoring or composition work. Gary Hiebner road tests Sonokinetic's Espressivo.
Kontakt allows developers - with a great deal of work - to build some truly astonishing self-contained instruments. Noah Pred finds out if Sample Logic's Rhythmology is up there with the best.
Teenage Engineering’s PO-32 Tonic features an upgraded hardware platform and a rather special new trick not seen in the other Pocket Operators. But what could it be?
This update to UAD's platform brings some new goodies, tweaks and upgrades to the party. Matt Vanacoro finds out what's inside...
The perfect string ensemble library is something many producers dream of. Have virtual instrument specialists Heavyocity nailed it with NOVO?
Roland has taken a new approach with its Cloud system and the latest additions are the classic Juno 106 and Jupiter 108 models. But how do they compare to the real thing?
Building instruments and processors from scratch isn’t always easy but can be very rewarding. Audulus 3 might just be the tool that persuades you to take the plunge.