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Review: Output SUBSTANCE

Output's instruments are known for being unique, and now they've focused their attention on bass. But will the earth move?

Review: Sinevibes Switch 2, Creating Intricate Rhythmic Gates

Designed for rhythmic audio gating, Sinevibes Switch 2.0 also includes a very capable sequencer with control of over 32 gates. Noah Pred discovers whether Switch 2 takes him beyond the gates.

7 Excellent Hardware Compressors

Without further ado here's seven of our favorite high-end, analog, hardware compressors. This list includes vintage models and some units that are out of production.

Review: Novation Launchkey mk II

Think of controllers and Novation and you probably think about their capable Launchpad and Launchpad Pro Ableton Live controllers/instruments. If you want keys? The Launchkey mkII aims to please.

Review: IK Multimedia iRig HD 2

Review: Mercuriall Tube Amp Ultra 530

Many guitarists have switched to virtual plug-ins for studio recording and live work. Mercuriall hits the scene with the U530 plug-in, so how does it stack up against the real and virtual competition?

Review: Max For Cats Bengal, A Fierce Jungle Synth For Ableton Live

Bengal from Max for Cats is a flexible, polyphonic semi-modular FM synthesizer that's going to get you purring with its delicious pads and growling with its roaring basses. Noah Pred tames the beast.

Review: Icon Pro Audio QCon Pro X Control Surface

The Icon Pro Audio QCon Pro X is a control surface with motorised faders fit for most DAWs that is built like a tank in a good way! Matt Vanacoro gives it an in-depth review along with video.

10 Top Hardware Synthesizers For Under $1000

If you've got $1,000 to burn on a hardware synth which one/ones should you choose? Matt Vanacoro showcases his favorite 10 choices here.

Review: Magix Sequoia 13

A DAW that costs just under $3,000? Matt Vanacoro puts Magix's high-end Sequoia 13 to the test and finds out who it's aimed at and what it brings to the table more consumer-based DAWs miss out on.

Review: M-Audio AV42 Monitors

There are more monitor speakers coming to market for the home studio/bedroom studio music producer than ever before. M-Audio's latest offering, the AV42, are compact, well balanced and economical.

Review: Korg electribe 2 and electribe 2 Sampler

With the release of the red and blue electribe 2 and electribe 2 Sampler Korg have updated the software to 2.0 bringing a number of useful features to these machines. G.W Childs shows his favorites.

Review: IK Multimedia iLoud Micro

The new iLoud Micro monitors are tiny, but IK Multimedia explain they sound bigger than they look, and are aiming for the music/producer market. Hollin Jones measures them up for size in our review.

Review: Ruismaker Drum Synthesizer Plug-In for iOS

Fancy a synthesizer drum machine that sounds like your old vintage drum synth with plenty of tweakability as an audio unit plugin for iPad & iPhone? Welcome to Ruismaker. We were seriously impressed.

Review: SampleTank 2 for iOS

IK Multimedia's SampleTank 2 for iOS has become an expressive, high-quality instrument suitable for studio and live performance. Matt Vanacoro was blown away by it. Find out why.