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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.

The 5 Most Portable Music-Making Accessories You Can Buy Right Now

As mobile devices like laptops, phones and iPads get ever more powerful, here are five great additions to your music-making setup.

Review: UVI Drum Replacer

Drum Replacer is a realtime, drum replacement and processing utility that separates audio components and has a sophisticated way of triggering new drum samples. Matt Vanacoro puts it to the test.

Sample Logic Trailer Xpressions 3 Review

The 3rd edition of Trailer Xpressions focuses on one shot hits & fx combined with ambient vocals, harmonic textures, drones and atmospheres. Matt Vanacoro puts it to the test.

Native Instruments Komplete 13: The Instruments Review

Well, Komplete 13 is finally here and it’s a doozy... or is it? Matt Vanacoro digs right in to this super-comprehensive collection of tools for producers, sound designers and composers.

Review: AKAI MPC Beats, The Free DAW For Everyone

AKAI’s MPC Beats DAW features a wealth of MIDI and audio recording options focused around the company’s unique workflow. Hollin Jones fired it up…

Review: OLLO Audio S4X Reference Headphones

If you’ve ever wanted to hear recorded music in its purest form, OLLO Audio might have just the ticket. Hollin Jones road tests the S4X Reference Headphones.

Review: AKAI MPC Live MK II

When Akai released the original MPC Live it caused quite a stir combining professional features with MPC workflow and studio and synth connectivity. Rishabh Rajan discovers how the MPC Live II fares.