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Review: VPS Vengeance Sound Avenger Synth

What do you get if you mix the essence of a Combinator, a JP8000 and an Access Virus? You get the VPS Vengeance Sound Avenger Synth - but also much more...

Review: UVI Digital Synsations 2

Those who remember the 90s will recognise some of these classic synths. Matt Vanacoro finds there's almost no limit to how many he wants to stack together...

Review: Patchblocks Minijam Studio

Minijam Studio from Patchblocks have smashed past their Kickstarter funding goal already. These compact, portable music machines are very affordable and include what you need to make music anywhere.

Review: Spitfire London Contemporary Orchestra-Strings

Spitfire Audio has a reputation as a heavy hitter in the world of meticulously sampled orchestral instruments. But would their latest release win over Jay Asher?

Review: iZotope RX 6, Cutting Edge Audio Repair Tools

iZotope's RX is one of the most powerful audio repair tools in the business. So what could a new version add? Quite a lot, as Joe Albano found out...

8 Excellent MIDI Sequencers For Hardware Musicians & Producers

Sequencing hardware from a hardware MIDI sequencer is as old skool as it gets. Here are some of the best options on the market right now.

Review: Dadamachines Automat - Robotic Music Machines Toolkit

Using physical robots to play musical and experimental sequences is an innovative new direction for MIDI technology. Timo Preece put it to the test.

Review: Modstep, The Most Powerful MIDI Sequencer for iOS?

Modstep is arguably one of the most powerful iOS MIDI sequencers around. We put it through its paces and were more than pleasantly surprised. 

Review: AudioHero

A site where you can choose a bespoke way to buy just the samples you need is always a welcome addition to the market. Could AudioHero save the day?

Novation Releases Peak Synth, First Look Video & In-depth Review

This brand new polysynth from the mighty Novation derives some of its DNA from the Bass Station II but there's far more to it than that. We got an exclusive first look at this powerful instrument.

Seven iOS MIDI Sequencers Worth Considering

With iOS now firmly established as a serious music-making platform, the apps you can get to program and produce have gone from strength to strength. Here are some of the best MIDI sequencers for iPad

Review: Tim Exile's SLOO - A Swarm Of Sound

Reaktor provides an almost endless set of sound design possibilities. So when Tim Exile really goes to town, you know he's going to produce something very special...

Review: Simply Sound SS1 Preamp

A pocket-sized preamp that can add up to 25dB of gain without raising the noise floor sounds too good to be true, right? Maybe not...

Review: UVI BeatHawk 2 for iOS

BeatHawk for iOS has had a major update with cool new features like Ableton Link support. G.W Childs finds out what else is new...

Review: Sonokinetic Espressivo

An atonal orchestral phrase library can be just the ticket when you're looking for something a little different for your scoring or composition work. Gary Hiebner road tests Sonokinetic's Espressivo.