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Review: kiloHearts Multipass

Modular is at the buzz word in the music industry now, but wait... here's a modular, multiband effects plug-in, not hardware, which allows you to build your own effects chains quickly & easily.

Review: Korg microKEY Air & microKEY2

If you're a "travel light" musician looking for a MIDI keyboard controller you may have taken note when Korg released the microKEY Air & microKEY2 recently. Here's the low-down on these controllers.

Review: Wasaphone Maroc Microphone

For lo-fi, unique-character recordings, Wasaphone's Maroc microphone may be the alternative mic you've always wanted but didn't realise. Hollin Jones finds himself under its influence.

Review: Amazing Machines AM102 Wavetable Oscillator

Amazing Machines are amongst the first to support the new Reaktor Blocks format. Their AM102 is a programmable wavetable oscillator which Toby Pitman explains is pretty easy to like a lot.

Review: Eventide Anthology X

If you want the most desired and respected emulations of outboard music hardware in native software plugin format, then Anthology X from Eventide is going to turn your head as Noah Pred discovers.

Review: UVI Falcon - A Big Sounding Hybrid Synth/Instrument

UVI describe Falcon as the most complete hybrid instrument available. With 15 oscillators, the ability to mix and modulate samples and plenty of synthesis models. Hollin Jones finds how it shapes up.

Review: Cubase Pro 8.5

With an emphasis on workflow, collaboration and a new synth, Steinberg's Cubase Pro 8.5 packs in more new features than meets the eye as Matthew Loel. T. Hepworth discovers.

Review: Livid Instruments Builder Box

Building your own MIDI controller just got a whole lot easier thanks to Livid Instruments' Builder Box kit (powered by the Brain Jnr.) G.W. Childs makes his own in this video & text review.

Review: iZotope Ozone 7 - A Mastering Solution That’s Hard to Beat

Ozone 7 adds many features to iZotope’s popular audio mastering program. But are those features what you’ll need to take your audio finalizing to the next level? Matt Loel T Hepworth investigates.

Review: Roland JX-03 Boutique Synth

The new Roland JX-03 claims to take the sound and control of the popular JX-3P and brings it to a new age in the portable form of the JX-03 Boutique synth. Darren Burgos explores what it can do.

Review: Roland System-1 Plug-Out

We took ROland's System-1 Plug-Out synth VST for a spin to find out if it has that classic Roland sound and how well it integrates with the hardware version of the System-1.

Review: 808 Warfare for Kontakt

Seems like everyone wants the perfect floor-shaking 808 kick these days... and Producers Choice want to help in the form of 808 Warfare, their Kontakt instrument and sample pack also in WAV format.

Review: Komplete Kontrol 1.5

Native Instruments recently added an 88-key model to Komplete Kontrol. Along with that release was Komplete Kontrol 1.5 (software) which adds a slew of tasty new features like 3rd-party VST support.

Review: Audient ASP800 8-Channel Mic PreAmp ADC

Getting high quality mic pres & A/D conversion with pristine sound quality from an Audient desk in a rack-based unit is now possible thanks to the ASP800. Hollin Jones gives this an in-depth review.

Review: RP EQ: Equalize to Hypnotize

Do we need another EQ plugin? Rob Papen think so, and has created something rather special in RP-EQ featuring note isolation, XY modulation pad, real-time analysis and very useful "Air Band".