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11 Unusual & Inspiring DIY Hardware Music Tech Projects

With more excellent DIY music tech hardware available comes a greater number of choices. Liam Lacey, music author, programmer and maker shines a light on 11 of his favorite.

Review: NI iMaschine 2 for iOS

iMaschine 2 has got people talking. The mobile version of the Maschine family packs in some serious features for music makers, including step mode, recording and editing samples. Here's our verdict.

Review: Amazing Noises Chaos Effects

Comprising Dedalus Delay and Stutter Switch, the new Max for Live Chaos Effects from Amazing Noises aim to bring randomized, unique processing to a track near you. Noah Pred gets random with it.

Review: Apple iPad Pro - The Ultimate Tablet for Music Makers?

With the Microsoft Surface Book taking aim at musicians and producers, we were curious to see how the new bigger, better, faster iPad Pro fares in the battle for the hearts and minds of music makers.

Review: Arturia KeyLab 88

If you're looking for beautifully constructed 88-key MIDI controller with a quiet keybed, excellent included software and a large soundset, then you might be in luck with the Arturia KeyLab 88.

Review: Output Exhale – Bend & Twist Vocals Like Never Before

Output's REV and Signal, were both huge hits for modern music producers. In this world-first review, we got hands on with Exhale—that's a unique take on vocal production and manipulation.

Review: KRK ROKIT 4 & 10-3 G3 Studio Monitors

If you're on the lookout for large or tiny studio monitors, KRK have two new ROKIT's out in the form of the solid and clear 10-3 G3 and ROKIT 4 G3 (which is super compact). We put both to the test.

Review: ModeAudio Raw Material

Featuring 300+ percussions samples, the new ModeAudio Raw Material is a collection of diverse and interesting found sound samples. G.W. Childs finds out how well-recorded and mapped they really are.

11 Hardware MIDI Sequencers Every Producer Should Consider

MIDI Sequencers. The more 'veteran' music producer or musician among us probably has at least one. But with hardware sequencers becoming more popular and accessible, which one is best for your needs?

Review: Ableton Push 2

Push 2 is the new incarnation of Ableton's Live controller and instrument. There's improvements all round and Noah Pred dives in to discover what's changed and how it'll improve your Live workflow.

Review: FXpansion Strobe 2

The original Strobe from FXpansion was a very capable analog-modeled software synth with an eye on accessible and powerful programming. Does the new Strobe 2 come up trumps? Hollin Jones finds out.

Review: iZotope RX 5

iZotope RX5 is out. So how does the fifth iteration of the incredibly useful post-production, audio-clean up tool measure up to past versions? Joe Albano finds out in this in-depth review.

Review: edjing 5 and edjing Pro

edjing 5 (free) and edjing Pro have been on our radar for some time. DJ Sara Sims puts both these mobile DJing app solutions to the test and looks at how viable iPad is as a DJing platform.

Review: E-RM Multiclock

Got lots of MIDI gear that needs syncing via DIN, MIDI or USB? The E-RM Multiclock is designed to do just that. G.W. Childs puts it to the test with vintage and modern MIDI hardware in this review.

Review: Korg iElectribe for iOS

Korg's latest app interpretation of a hardware machine is the iElectribe drum machine. With a great sound, pattern editing, and the ability to be used as a sound module, this one comes up trumps.