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Review: Sonnox Envolution, A Special Transient Shaping Plug-In

Sonnox describe Envolution as a frequency-dependent envelope shaper with separate transient & sustain sections. In short it allows you to radically re-shape the envelope of your audio. It is powerful!

Review: Wave Alchemy Mutate, Eurorack Multi-Samples For Kontakt

Want eurorack synth sounds with the convenience of a plugin? Wave Alchemy's 3.7 GB Mutate is made up of eurorack bass-oriented synths for Kontakt! Noah Pred uncovers its inspirational sonunds.

Review: MyNoise for iOS

Many studies have shown certain sounds and music to have profound health benefits for the listener. With this in mind, Lynda Arnold put the relaxation powers of MyNoise for iOS to the test.

Review: iRig Keys 37 PRO

How does the IK Multimedia iRig Key 37 Pro fare? Hollin Jones finds out how portable, playable and pleasurable it really is.

Review: Tim Exile's Flesh: His Latest Reaktor Masterpiece

NI's Reaktor is a playground for making simple synths and effects, but also caters for the incredibly creative sound designer looking for new ideas. That's where Tim Exile's Flesh joins the party!

Review: Sam Spacey's Epica Bass, Legendary Vintage Analog Bass Synths for Kontakt

We've been told, "it's all about the bass"... and Sam Spacey's Epica Bass puts a vintage, analog slant on this thought by capturing some authentic legendary bass instruments for Kontakt users.

Review: Blue Lola Headphones

Blue Microphone's Mo-Fi headphones got a lot of positive feedback after passing through the Ask.Audio lab tests! So, how do the new (and more economical) Lola headphones fare? Matt Vanacoro finds out.

Review: Fugue Machine, A Unique Take on Sequencing for iPad

Imagine having multiple playheads that can play back different MIDI patterns in different directions, tempos and pitch settings... on an iPad. Fugue Machine does that and more in a really novel way.

Review: Air Music tech Mini Grand

Can't find space for a grand piano in your studio? There's always piano software instruments. AIR Music Tech's Mini Grand will fit in any studio and won't break the bank. Hollin Jones investigates.

Review: Auria Pro for iPad

A fully fledged DAW on your iPad with advanced MIDI sequencing, editing, audio warping, pro workflows, and high-quality instruments and effects? You'd better believe it. Auria Pro is here.

Review: Roli Seaboard Rise

We got hands-on with the new ROLI Seaboard RISE MIDI controller / instrument... and after extensive testing came to a conclusion that surprised us. Watch the video and read the review here.

Review: Reaper 5, The DAW With Big Features & A Small Price Tag

There's more to Reaper than its bargain basement price. Cockos' DAW is fast becoming a well-respected, feature-rich sound production application . Gary Hiebner puts version 5 of Reaper to the test.

Review: Ultimate Ears UE 18 Pro and UE 900S

For live performers, in-ear monitors have many advantages over foldback wedges. Matt looks at the entry-level and pro in-ear monitors from Ultimate Ears to see if they can replace on-stage monitors.

Best of 2015: iOS Apps for Musicians

Could your humble iPad or iPhone be the foundation for the future of music making? These 10 apps from 2015 suggest there is hope for the brave new world for musicians and live performers.

Best of 2015: Audio Interfaces

Audio interfaces are one of the most important element in any recording or production studio. Here's five of the best for every budget that made waves in 2015 which we reviewed.