Not all drum machines are aimed at electronic musicians. The Boss DR-01S Rhythm Partner brings something new to the table for acoustic and other live performers.
NI's brand new Komplete Kontrol 2 hardware and software bring a raft of updates and improvements to this powerful platform. Matt Vanacoro put it through its paces and liked what he found...
Bringing the functionality of its high-end Seaboard hardware to the BLOCKS family is a welcome move from ROLI, making it more accessible and affordable to users. Hollin Jones plugs in.
Berlin is a world leader in producing great techno music. But what if you're not nearby and still want those signature sounds? Wave Alchemy's Berlin Techno collection could be just the ticket.
When Korg recreates one of its own classic synths in iOS format, the results are always worth paying attention to. So how did G.W Childs get on with iMono/Poly for iOS?
This loop-based production station from Umlaut, "Motors", is designed to let you quickly create useful looped breaks and patterns. Matt Vanacoro took it for a test drive.
The XONE:K2 is portable, durable and features X:LINK to enable you to connect two mixers together. Sara Simms added it to her DJ rig to find if it could do the business.
Anyone who uses in-ear monitors for live performance knows how challenging it can be to access a house monitor mix. Sound Tap from Ultimate Ears Pro promises to make that process faster and easier.
The theory behind the way the Endorpin.es Furthrrrr Generator makes its sounds might be a head scratcher, but as Scott Riesterer discovered, it still sounds amazing and is fun to tweak.
Blue's compact mic and software bundle is designed for podcasters and journalists as well as anyone making music. With Mac, PC, iOS and Android compatibility, could it be the only solution you need?
Big Fish Audio's latest Kontakt-based instrument delivers multiple classic drum machines, effects and a powerful sequencer. Plus it's affordable, as Hollin Jones discovered.
Portable DAWs have got really powerful over the years, and Beatmaker was one of the first on the scene. Now at version 3, G.W Childs finds out if this really could replace his desktop system.
Building up and controlling music or SFX cues for your live shows can be tricky without the right tools. Jay Asher road tested the specialised but still user-friendly Go Button 3.
If you hadn't heard of the KingKorg, you're probably not alone. But could this somewhat under-the-radar live performance synth actually be the instrument that performers have been looking for?
They say good things come to those who wait. We find out if that's the case with the Arturia AudioFuse audio interface which packs an incredible amount of connectivity into a small package.