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Best of 2015: iOS Apps for Musicians

Could your humble iPad or iPhone be the foundation for the future of music making? These 10 apps from 2015 suggest there is hope for the brave new world for musicians and live performers.

Best of 2015: Audio Interfaces

Audio interfaces are one of the most important element in any recording or production studio. Here's five of the best for every budget that made waves in 2015 which we reviewed.

Best of 2015: Hardware Synths

Hardware synthesizers have continued their revival in 2015 proving that demand for tactile music machines is alive and kicking. Here's 5 of our favorite hardware synths released this year.

Best of 2015: MIDI Controllers

Choosing the top MIDI controllers for 2015 was tough. There are so many on offer and designed for different uses. Here, however, are our favourite 10 released this past year. Enjoy.

Review: FuzzMeasure 4 By SuperMegaUltraGroovy Measures Acoustic Room Response

If you do any mixing or production it's important to understand the best way to acoustically treat the room you use. That's where FuzzMeasure 4 comes in, helping you to make decisions from real data.

Best of 2015: Ableton Live Packs

Kicking off our Best of 2015 series are our most favourite Ableton Live Packs from this year. Noah Pred reveals his top five with some notable mentions too.

Review: Polyphylla Max for Live Additive Synth

So, you're looking for an unusual, inventive, additive synthesizer? You use Ableton Live? Then Mellisonic's Polyphilla (Max for Live instrument) should be on your radar! Timo Preece checks it out.

Review: NI Symphony Series String Ensemble

Toby Pitman digs into Native Instruments' Symphony Series Strings Ensemble for Kontakt 5 which allows users to build instruments with its high quality samples. But is this instrument a winner?

Review: Master & Dynamic MW60

So you're looking for perfectly balanced, both sonically and physically, bluetooth headphones for studio applications? Hollin Jones finds out if the new Master & Dynamic MW60s fit the bill.

Review: Sonnox Restore Mixing Plugin Suite

Comprising a DeClicker, DeBuzzer, and a DeNoiser, the Sonnox Restore suite is as handy for audio restoration as it is for mixing and other creative audio pursuits. Matt Vanacoro put them to the test.

Review: Geoshred for iOS

Jordan Rudess' Wizdom Music and MoForte have partnered up to create something rather special: GeoShred. This app is super fun to play, highly-addictive and innovative. Find out why in the full review.

Review: Rhodope Ethnic Bulgarian Choir Complete

Just how complete is the Rhodope Bulgarian Choir Complete? Lynda Arnold finds out.

Review: Steinberg UR22 mk II Audio Interface

Steinberg scored a hit with the first-generation UR22. UR22mkII ups the ante with iPad-compatibility & software for Mac, Windows, & iPad. Matthew Loel T. Hepworth takes the new interface on a test run

Review: K-Devices Terra for Ableton Live

Terra is the latest Max for Live polyphonic synthesizer from K-Devices... Joshua Casper puts it through its paces to see whether it'll send Ableton based sound designers and producers into a frenzy.

Review: Ostinator Looper for iPad

If you're looking for a capable iPad phrase looper that is Audiobus compatible and can be controlled via a MIDI controller, then Ostinator should be on your app shopping list. Watch the video demo!