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Review: Fugue Machine, A Unique Take on Sequencing for iPad

Imagine having multiple playheads that can play back different MIDI patterns in different directions, tempos and pitch settings... on an iPad. Fugue Machine does that and more in a really novel way.

Review: Air Music tech Mini Grand

Can't find space for a grand piano in your studio? There's always piano software instruments. AIR Music Tech's Mini Grand will fit in any studio and won't break the bank. Hollin Jones investigates.

Review: Auria Pro for iPad

A fully fledged DAW on your iPad with advanced MIDI sequencing, editing, audio warping, pro workflows, and high-quality instruments and effects? You'd better believe it. Auria Pro is here.

Review: Roli Seaboard Rise

We got hands-on with the new ROLI Seaboard RISE MIDI controller / instrument... and after extensive testing came to a conclusion that surprised us. Watch the video and read the review here.

Review: Reaper 5, The DAW With Big Features & A Small Price Tag

There's more to Reaper than its bargain basement price. Cockos' DAW is fast becoming a well-respected, feature-rich sound production application . Gary Hiebner puts version 5 of Reaper to the test.

Review: Ultimate Ears UE 18 Pro and UE 900S

For live performers, in-ear monitors have many advantages over foldback wedges. Matt looks at the entry-level and pro in-ear monitors from Ultimate Ears to see if they can replace on-stage monitors.

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.