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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.

Review: Sonible frei:raum, A Smart & Revolutionary EQ

frei:raum from Sonible is NOT just another EQ plugin. It is a completely fresh take on what EQs can do with automated ‘smart’ EQ and entropy EQ which is a control freak’s dream too. Read more...

Review: Moog Mother 32

Who doesn't want a Moog synthesizer? Exactly! We all want one... Rishabh Rajan got his hands on the new Moog Mother 32 which captures the imagination even more than we expected and is eurorack ready.

Review: Patterning Drum Machine for iPad

When you think of a drum sequencer you probably see a linear left to right grid? Patterning for iPad looks to shake up that metaphor. This is no conventional beat sequencer as Hollin Jones finds out.

Video Review: Wireless Headset Microphones - Shure vs Countryman vs DPA

When choosing the right headset microphone, one of the most important aspects is capturing the voice well without noisy environments. This video review pits DPA, Countryman & Shure against each other.

Review: SkiSwitcher 2 for Logic Pro X

Keyswitching in Logic Pro X just got a whole lot easier thanks to Peter Schwartz's Logic Environment, SkiSwitcher 2. Jay Asher finds out if this is an essential tool for MIDI scoring Logic Pro users.

Review: Spitfire Audio Mural Symphonic Strings Vol 3

Spitfire Audio's Symphonic Strings Vol. 1 and 2 hit all the right notes with their exploration of lesser sampled orchestral music articulations. Toby Pitman finds out if Volume 3 deserves an encore.

Review: Blue Bottle Rocket Mic Locker

If you'd like a studio condenser microphone with a raft of interchangeable capsules for a multitude of possible sounds when recording, then Blue Mic's Bottle Rocket Mic Locker might be for you.

Review: Soundtoys 5

Soundtoys 5 is officially available. Toby Pitman has done the upgrade and put the new features, including the new Effect Rack, to the test. Find out just how essential Soundtoys 5 really is.

Review: M-Audio Code 49 MIDI Controller

If you're looking for a solid MIDI controller with lots of lights and great keys and pads, then M-Audio have a treat for you in the shape of their new Code 49. G.W. Childs deciphers the code.

Review: Shifted Radio Properloop

Do we need more looping playback and effects tools? Shifted radio.com think so, and after playing extensively with their new Max for Live/Ableton Live device, Properloop, G. W. Childs agrees.

10 MIDI Controllers Every Electronic Producer Should Consider

MIDI Controllers. Every self-respecting music producer and musician uses MIDI—sometimes unknowingly. But with so many music controllers out there which one is best for your needs? Let's find out.

Review: Steinberg Nuendo 7

Version 7 of Steinberg’s Nuendo platform incorporates new features from Cubase Pro 8 and myriad of other powerful tools for musicians and producers alike. Matthew Loel T. Hepworth explores what's new.

Review: StrumMaker IV Acoustic Guitar

Jay Asher rarely feels unhappy about his existing audio tools... but then StrumMaker IV found its way into his studio. It includes two Kontakt instruments for strummed and non-strummed guitar parts.

Review: Stanton STR8.150 Digital Turntable

One of the names that's getting more attention in the world of professional DJ turntables these days is Stanton. Sara Simms puts the Stanton STR8.150 decks to the test in a scratch session.