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Review: Yamaha HPH-MT8 Monitor Headphones

The HPH-MT8 studio monitor headphones may be Yamaha’s boldest headphone design in years. How do they sound, especially when compared to the competition? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth ‘phones’ in the result

Review: Aroma by Ploytec

What do you get if you combine salt, pepper, sugar and chili? Something that smells interesting. Joshua Casper checks out Aroma...

Review: Antelope Orion 32 HD

It's a serious piece of gear with an amazing feature set that bridges the world of home and pro studios. Matt Vanacoro gallops ahead with the Antelope Audio Orion 32 HD.

Review: Ninja Jamm

What do you get if you cross loops from established artists with a video game-style music app, and make it free? Ninja Jamm takes no prisoners.

Review: DRONAR Live Strings Module

The trick with making a really believable string instrument is translating one playing style into a completely different one. Could Gothic Instruments have cracked it?

Review: BAE G10 EQ

What does it take to make Matt Vanacoro opt for a hardware version of an EQ he already has in software form? The answer, is the BAE G10 EQ.

Review: Steinberg HALion 6

Now at version 6, Steinberg's HALion sampler can claim to be one of the industry's best-established tools. But would Matt Vanacoro be impressed?

The Most Acified TB-303 Clones

If you can't get your hands on a real TB-303 you're not alone. Help is at hand though in the form of these great clones, at a variety of prices to suit most budgets.

Review: Fluffy Audio Rinascimento

Some virtual instruments cover fields you've never even heard of, and that is certainly the case with Fluffy Audio's Rinascimento. Let it open your eyes and ears to new possibilities...

Review: Akai Pro MPC Live

The MPC family from AKAI is a legendary name, but how did Rishabh Rajan get along with the newest model, the MPC Live? Read on to find out.

Review: Pioneer DJ TORAIZ AS-1 Analog Monophonic Synthesizer

When the engineering might of Pioneer meets the creative powerhouse of Dave Smith Instruments, the results are sure to be intriguing. Sara Simms road tests the DJ TORAIZ AS-1 Analog Synth

Review: Focusrite iTrack One Pre

Focusrite has come up with a tiny audio interface for iOS that can phantom power from your phone or iPad. Matt Vanacoro welcomes an ultra portable solution.

Review: LayR, The New King of Synths For iPad & iPhone?

Can a $20 iPad synth really sound as big and impressive as something costing much more? Matt Vanacoro set out to discover the truth... and was pleasantly surprised.

5 Useful Spring Reverb Plugins

Sometimes a special kind of reverb is called for to get just the character you want. Rich Tozzoli springs into action with a guide to five of the best, well, springs!

Review: The Cell Studio Quantum for NI Massive

This collection of macro-enabled patches for NI's Massive will deliver unique sounds - just be sure you put the effort into making them your own.