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Review: Korg electribe 2 and electribe 2 Sampler

With the release of the red and blue electribe 2 and electribe 2 Sampler Korg have updated the software to 2.0 bringing a number of useful features to these machines. G.W Childs shows his favorites.

Review: IK Multimedia iLoud Micro

The new iLoud Micro monitors are tiny, but IK Multimedia explain they sound bigger than they look, and are aiming for the music/producer market. Hollin Jones measures them up for size in our review.

Review: Ruismaker Drum Synthesizer Plug-In for iOS

Fancy a synthesizer drum machine that sounds like your old vintage drum synth with plenty of tweakability as an audio unit plugin for iPad & iPhone? Welcome to Ruismaker. We were seriously impressed.

Review: SampleTank 2 for iOS

IK Multimedia's SampleTank 2 for iOS has become an expressive, high-quality instrument suitable for studio and live performance. Matt Vanacoro was blown away by it. Find out why.

Review: Roland AIRA Bitrazer, Demora, Scooper & Torcido Eurorack Synth Modules

The AIRA Bitrazer, Demora, Scooper & Torcido from Roland are 21HP eurorack synth modules and USB audio interfaces. And using the software editor they become very flexible indeed. We test them out.

Review: Zynaptiq ADAPTIVERB

Do we need more reverb plugins? Wait. Zynaptiq ADAPTIVERB is something special. If the tag line, "harmonic tracking resynthesis" confuses you, don't worry. Think of it as a new frontier for reverbs!

Review: Stereo Savage by Plugin Boutique

We're not going to beat around the bush with this one. If you're looking for a stereo widening mixing plugin then Stereo Savage from Plugin Boutique is well worth your time and money. Here's why.

Review: Spitfire Audio Glass & Steel: Shimmering Timbres

Glass & Steel for Kontakt, has been described by Spitfire Audio as "tuned percussion from another world". Noah Pred finds out how useful its found sounds are for sound designers and producers.

Review: SONAR 2016.06 update

Recently we've been seeing regular monthly updates for Cakewalk SONAR. These updates haven't just seen bug fixes, we're talking new features too. Matt Vanacoro checks out this massive DAW.

Review: Korg nanoKEY Studio

Featuring a keyboard, knobs, trigger pads, and touch pad the nanoKEY Studio from Korg is a wireless (or USB) mobile MIDI controller with some advanced features. G. W. Childs puts in a performance.

Review: Liquid Music 1.6.1 by WaveDNA

Version 1 of WaveDNA's Liquid Rhythm was pretty impressive. When Liquid Music arrived we were also impressed by its potential. Now in version 1.6.1 AfroDJMac digs in to see what all the fuss is about.

Review: Apogee Symphony I/O MKii Thunderbolt

The new Apogee Symphony I/O KM2 Thunderbolt audio interface doesn't just look, sound and feel great, it's highly configurable and definitely high quality too. Matt Vanacoro got hands on.

Review: CableGuys VolumeShaper 4

CableGuys Volumeshaper 4 does more than just shape the volume for an audio source. It can also make some very complicated modulations to anything you run through it as GW Childs discovered.

Review: Audiothingies Micromonsta Standalone Polyphonic Synthesizer

How can a synthesizer be small and huge at the same time? When it’s a Micromonsta… Hollin Jones puts this tweaking friendly, accessible, and excellent sounding synth through its paces.

Review: Korg XVP-20

Matt Vanacoro puts the new Korg XVP-20 expression and volume pedal, the successor to the popular XVP-10 to the test. Is this MIDI pedal going to be the next big foot controller?