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Review: TC Electronic Brickwall HD Native DT

When TC Electronic's excellent Brickwall HD plug-in is paired with its hardware controller, it doesn't just lead to a more convenient mastering audio workflow but encourages experimentation too.

Best of 2020: Hardware Synthesizers

From accurate, analog recreations to delightful digital machines and hybrid hardware units that push the sonic boundaries, 2020 has seen some excellent new hardware synths released.

Best of 2020: Virtual Instruments

2020 saw a heavy focus on classic synth recreations, scoring collections and ever more advanced instrument designs. Here’s 9 of the best…

Best Of 2020: MIDI Controllers

Despite the global pandemic, closure of factories and general mayhem, 2020 has seen some great, new MIDI controllers announced and/or released. Here's nine of our favorites (in no particular order).

Review: Teenage Engineering PO-133 Street Fighter Micro Sampler

Get your retro arcade fix with the latest addition to Teenage Engineering’s Capcom series of Pocket Operators. Hollin Jones fires up the PO-133.

Review: UVI Shade: Creative Filter & EQ

UVI says Shade is a next-gen Swiss Army knife filtering tool that shatters the boundaries of conventional EQ. Matt Vanacoro finds there's lots to love with this audio plugin.

iZotope RX 8 Review

iZotope RX is the industry-standard audio repair tool to restore damaged, noisy audio into a more pristine state. Joe Albano discovers the joys of version 8 in our in-depth review.

Roland Zenology Review

If you've dreamed of gettign the sounds and editing capabilties of the Roland Jupiter X and Fantom synths without the hardware and keyboard then Zenology is going to grab you.

SampleScience Releases FREE Room Piano v3

Christmas has come early courtsey of SampleScience. Their Room Piano v3 is a free VST plugin instrument for Windows musicians.

Video Review: Finegear Dust Collector Multi-FX Machine

Matt Vanacoro puts Finegear's Dust Collector to the test to find out whether it's a go-to hardware FX machine or whether it will indeed collect dust in your studio.

Review: Suzuki Kentaro’s Max for Live LFO Devices

Are you looking for an oscillation for every occasion? This suite of LFO Max for Live devices for Ableton Live could be for you.

The Top 4 Browser Based DAWs

The old running joke for musicians opening a browser window meant they weren't making music. Nowadays, there are serious DAWs that live on the net. Matt Vanacoro explores four of the best.

Review: Fluid Audio FX50 Monitors

Fluid Audio's FX50 studio monitors are just shy of $150 each. Does the modest price reflect in the quality? Matt Vanacoro discovers just how good they really are.

Review: UVI World Suite 2

UVI’s World Suite gets a major upgrade and brings instruments from the farthest flung parts of the globe to your DAW. Hollin Jones took it for a spin…

Ableton Live 11: In-Depth First Look

Live 11’s announcement may have come as a surprise, but one thing is clear: Ableton has been working hard on this update for awhile. Noah Pred showcases some of the cooler, lesser-known new features.