Hardware synthesizers have continued their revival in 2015 proving that demand for tactile music machines is alive and kicking. Here's 5 of our favorite hardware synths released this year.
Choosing the top MIDI controllers for 2015 was tough. There are so many on offer and designed for different uses. Here, however, are our favourite 10 released this past year. Enjoy.
If you do any mixing or production it's important to understand the best way to acoustically treat the room you use. That's where FuzzMeasure 4 comes in, helping you to make decisions from real data.
Kicking off our Best of 2015 series are our most favourite Ableton Live Packs from this year. Noah Pred reveals his top five with some notable mentions too.
So, you're looking for an unusual, inventive, additive synthesizer? You use Ableton Live? Then Mellisonic's Polyphilla (Max for Live instrument) should be on your radar! Timo Preece checks it out.
Toby Pitman digs into Native Instruments' Symphony Series Strings Ensemble for Kontakt 5 which allows users to build instruments with its high quality samples. But is this instrument a winner?
So you're looking for perfectly balanced, both sonically and physically, bluetooth headphones for studio applications? Hollin Jones finds out if the new Master & Dynamic MW60s fit the bill.
Comprising a DeClicker, DeBuzzer, and a DeNoiser, the Sonnox Restore suite is as handy for audio restoration as it is for mixing and other creative audio pursuits. Matt Vanacoro put them to the test.
Jordan Rudess' Wizdom Music and MoForte have partnered up to create something rather special: GeoShred. This app is super fun to play, highly-addictive and innovative. Find out why in the full review.
Just how complete is the Rhodope Bulgarian Choir Complete? Lynda Arnold finds out.
Steinberg scored a hit with the first-generation UR22. UR22mkII ups the ante with iPad-compatibility & software for Mac, Windows, & iPad. Matthew Loel T. Hepworth takes the new interface on a test run
Terra is the latest Max for Live polyphonic synthesizer from K-Devices... Joshua Casper puts it through its paces to see whether it'll send Ableton based sound designers and producers into a frenzy.
If you're looking for a capable iPad phrase looper that is Audiobus compatible and can be controlled via a MIDI controller, then Ostinator should be on your app shopping list. Watch the video demo!
Modular is at the buzz word in the music industry now, but wait... here's a modular, multiband effects plug-in, not hardware, which allows you to build your own effects chains quickly & easily.
If you're a "travel light" musician looking for a MIDI keyboard controller you may have taken note when Korg released the microKEY Air & microKEY2 recently. Here's the low-down on these controllers.