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Review: Sensel Morph, The Controller That Fits All Your Needs?

This advanced touch-sensitive control surface works at a far higher resolution than a regular MIDI controller, and is also suitable for artistic applications. What's not to like?

Review: Sonuscore’s The Orchestra from Best Service

The latest offering from Best Service contains a wealth of multi-layered sampled orchestral instruments. Jay Asher put it to work creating some lush sounds for his productions.

Review: MODEL 1 Mixer

This fully analog 8-channel mixer designed by Richie Hawtin is intended to be a true DJ's performance instrument. Sara Simms took in on the road to find out if it fits the bill.

Review: Max For Cats Pallas

The latest Max For Cats release is a semi-modular modelling synth that runs inside Ableton's DAW. But did it manage to win over G.W Childs?

Review: Moog Subsequent CV 37

It might look outwardly similar to the Sub 37 but Moog's latest special edition - limited to 2000 units worldwide - has a lot more going on under the hood than meets the eye.

Review: ISOVOX 2 Portable Isolation Recording Booth

The ISOVOX 2 really takes things to the next level as far as acoustic isolation is concerned, providing an all-round solution for serious acoustic treatment. Lynda Arnold gave it a whirl.

Review: Black Lion Audio Universal Audio Mod

Modifying your audio gear can be a great way to make it perform to an even higher standard than it already does. Matt Vanacoro found out what Black Lion Audio could do to supercharge his Apollo 8.

Review: Writer’s Session, Essential App For Every Songwriter?

Bringing together a bunch of tools that can help you write and develop songs, Writer's Session offers most of its functions for free and lives on your iOS device. Matt Vanacoro checked it out.

Review: KRFT

KRFT from Studio Amplify is a multi-talented application that brings a whole new perspective on music creation and sequencing. Matt Vanacoro took it for a test drive...

Review: Steinberg Dorico

Steinberg hired some of the developers behind Sibelius to work on its very own dedicated notation application. But what did Matt Vanacoro think of Dorico?

Review: Line 6 James Tyler Variax JTV-89F Guitar & Helix Guitar Processor

Recently, I was able to test a Line 6 James Tyler Variax JTV-89F guitar with my trusty Helix guitar processor. Let’s look into how this package works together.

Review: Arturia KeyStep

A polyphonic sequencer and arpeggiator that's compatible with iOS and also has CV for incorporating modular synth gear? Rounik Sethi is suitably impressed by Arturia's KeyStep.

Review: Dreadbox Abyss 4-Voice Analog Synth

The latest hardware release from Dreadbox is a 4-voice analog synth monster that is much more than a regular polyphonic instrument. Jade Wii finds out what's lurking inside.

Review: Sample Logic Electro City Kontakt Library

Sample Logic's latest Kontakt instrument crams over 1000 loops and 1800 presets into a clever four-core loop instrument. Joshua Casper found himself suitably impressed.

Watch How Arturia MatrixBrute Was Used To Score Valerian

Arturia has released a short documentary in which Alexandre Desplat shows how he used the MatrixBrute synth as well as live orchestral sessions to score blockbuster movie Valerian. Watch it here.