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Review: Tracktion 7, Powerful DAW With a Tiny Price Tag

Tracktion is extremely affordable, but don't let the price tag fool you. Tracktion 7 is a very capable and creative DAW for producers and musicians. Gary Hiebner checks out what's new and what's hot.

Review: Waves NX, A Virtual Mix Room For Your Headphones

Waves Audio's NX (virtual mix room for headphones) has caused a bit of a stir since it was released. Gary Hiebner checks it out, and quite frankly finds it very, very impressive.

Review: Meris Mercury7 Hardware Reverb for 500 Series

Imagine a gorgeous sounding, diverse reverb unit in a 500 series hardware unit with creative controls. Then Meris Mercury7 is one to check out. Watch and read our review below.

Review: Aston Origin Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The Aston Origin has caused quite a stir since it was introduced, but does it really live up to the hype? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth compares it head-to-head with three other popular microphones.

Review: Cubasis 1.9.8 for iPad

Steinberg's Cubasis is one top DAWs for iPad, so we checked out version 1.9.8 which now supports Audio Units, 24 in/outs, unlimited audio and MIDI tracks, new instruments, effects and even automation.

Review: Positive Grid Pro Series Compressors

With Bias FX and Bias Pedal emulating classic guitar gear so well for iOS & desktop we had high expectations for the Positive Grid Pro Series compression matching plugins. So, how does it perform?

Review: AIR Music Tech Creative FX Collection Plus

The AIR Creative FX Collection includes 28 plug-ins in AU, VST and AAX formats. But is it worth the price of admission? Hollin Jones investigates.

4 Free Max for Live Synths to Spark Your Creativity

Noah Pred presents four Max for Live synths that are sure to kick-start your new track and get those creative juices flowing.

Review: Eventide Blackhole: Lost In Space

So, you're looking for a reverb plug-in that is easy to use but provides unprecedented quality? ... And presets from the likes of Richard Devine and Flood? Enter the Blackhole from Eventide.

Review: IK Multimedia Lurssen Mastering

IK Multimedia's Lurssen Mastering for Mac/PC and for iPad looks to lower the difficulty level for producers who want to master their tracks in their own studios. Has mastering audio ever been easier?

Review: Flintpope 36 Pads for Ableton Live

Flintpope's 36 Pads holds the promise of dark, eerie, complex and inspiring pad sounds from inside Ableton Live. G. W. Childs puts all 36 of these pads to the test to see if they come up trumps.

5 Standout Features From 5 Excellent MIDI Controllers

If you're tired of the "my MIDI controller is better than yours" studio talk, it's time for more mature read. Matt Vanacoro presents 5 cool features that 5 different MIDI controllers can be proud of.

Review: Mode Audio Resonate, An Analog Drum Mode

So you want analog drum sounds with the convenience of your favorite DAW? How about 400 excellent sounding analog drum samples with 10 Ableton Drum Racks? Read our review now!

Review: Waves Abbey Road EMT Reverb Plates

The new Reverb Plates plugin from Waves uses state-of-the-art modeling of the 4 legendary EMT 140 reverb plates housed at Abbey Road Studios used on recordings by the Beatles. We put it to the test.

Review: Air Music Tech DB-33

The tone wheel organ simulator, DB-33 from Air Music Tech, aims to provide you with a Hammond instrument in your DAW. Hollin Jones finds out just how good this organ really sounds.