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Review: 4MS Spectral Multiband Resonator Eurorack Synth Module

If you're in the market for a eurorack module that can convert noisy sounds into something musical, then the 4MS Spectral Multiband Resonator should be on your shopping list. Here's why.

Review: Audified MixChecker

Audified's MixChecker was a popular product announcement last month at AskAudio. In this review we dig deep to find out how effective it really is at simulating playback hardware when mixing.

Review: Get Your Glitch On with Bit Voltage Max for Live Devices

With a collection of Max for Live devices ideal for the glitch sound designer and producer amongst us, we decided that Bit Voltage devices were worth reviewing. Here's what AfroDJMac discovered.

Review: Waves BSS DPR-402

Based on its hardware namesake from the 1980s, Waves have resurrected the DPR-402 dynamics processor as software. Does the plug-in keep the punchy compression character and versatility? Find out here.

Review: ClipMic Digital Lavalier Microphone for iOS

If you're looking for clip-on lavalier microphone, with a quality external signal converter, Apogee & Sennheiser's ClipMic digital brings pro mobile recording for iOS devices. Here's our video review.

Review: Arturia V Collection 5

Arturia's latest incarnation of V Collection includes a significant number of classic hardware synth emulations. How does version 5 of Arturia V Collection measure up? Hollin Jones finds out.

Review: Soulsby ODYTRON - a Transformer: More Than Meets the Eye

The Soulsby ODYTRON is a limited edition of the Atmegatron, an 8-bit hardware synthesizer built on the Arduino platform. It's versatile, lightweight, compact, sounds unique and is open source!

Review: Cinématique Instruments Marble

Cinématique Instruments have come out with a marvellous Kontakt based synth in the form of Marble. It's got a novel approach to step sequencing too. G.W. Childs is on a roll reviewing it.

Review: Garritan Personal Orchestra 5

Version 5 of Garrison Personal Orchestra is a major update, with more than 500 instruments that aims to put a complete symphony orchestra in your DAW. Gary Hiebner puts it to the test.

Review: Analogue Candy Sample Packs

Analog Candy is fairly new to the market with sample packs for musicians and producers. Sara Simms take a closer look and listen to Ice Choir and TR-LAX (6 classic processed TR drum machines).

Review: Korg volca FM Synth

Are you looking for a polyphonic portable hardware FM synthesizer with a sequencer and arpeggiator that can load old DX-7 patches for under $225? We get hands on with the Korg volca FM in this review.

Review: Output Movement Rhythm Processor Plug-In

With a plethora of audio multi-effects plugins available these days, what makes Output's Movement (a rhythm processor) stand out from the crowd? G.W. Childs finds out in this in-depth review.

Review: M-Audio M-Track Hub

The M-Audio M-Track Hub is a 3-port USB monitoring interface designed to make 24-bit audio quality accessible to every bedroom or home music studio worldwide. But just how well does it perform?

Review: Blocs Wave for iOS

Your iPhone, iPad, or iPad Pro is the perfect tool for getting musical inspiration on the move, and Blocs Wave is an app that wants to help you do it. Is this the start of a new wave for music makers?

Review: WaveLab Pro 9

If you're looking for pro audio mastering software, then WaveLab will be on your list. Version 9 adds more tools, smoother workflow, MasterRig, and a new interface to make mastering more manageable.