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Review: iConnectAUDIO4+

What could iConnectivity do to improve upon their already excellent MIDI interfaces? How about an audio & MIDI interface for iOS/Mac/PC? Matt Vanacoro breaks down in joy reviewing iConnectAUDIO4+.

Review: Flux:FX, Incredible Audio Effects App for iPad

Flux:FX is a new ingenious multiFX iPad app that provides real-time audio effects that GW says "can hardly be expressed in words." He manages though in this review.

Review: PreSonus Studio One v3

Studio One from PreSonus has now reached its third incarnation and brings with it many new features for musicians and producers. Gary Hiebner gives it an in-depth look in our feature review.

Review: Universal Audio Apollo 8

Whether you're looking lustfully at getting onboard the UA audio interface train as a new user, or thinking about upgrading your studio, the new Apollo 8 is a head turner as Matt Vanacoro discovers.

Review: Heavyocity Gravity

The new big cinematic instrument from Heavyocity adds a staggering array of inspiring sounds to your setup. Matt Vanacoro finds out if this instrument, with its unique motion engine, will pull you in.

Review: VERSUS DJ Controller by Magda, NYMA & Faderfox

Ever find a piece of gear is almost what you need but lacks a few small but significant details? Magda, NYMA & Faderfox's VERSUS is a handcrafted high-quality DJ controller you should explore.

Review: Akai Pro Advance 49 Controller Keyboard

What do you call a MIDI controller keyboard that can maps seamlessly with 3rd-party plug-ins and makes controlling them more intuitive and easier? Intelligent? Smart? Or simply the Akai Advance?

Review: FabFilter Twin 2

Just how good exactly are FabFilter Twin 2’s oscillators, "award-winning" filters and innovative GUI? How easy is it to program? How powerful is this synth? Hollin Jones puts it through its paces.

Review: u-he Hive is Buzzing With Potential

Are you looking for an excellent sounding, intuitively designed, and CPU efficient software synth at a reasonable price? Noah Pred finds out if u-he's Hive fits the description.

Review: FL Studio 12

FL Studio 12 has always danced to the beat of its own drum—

Review: Royer R-121 Studio Ribbon Microphone

There's lots of microphones for capturing good quality sound in a studio or project studio environment, but how does the Royer R-121 ribbon mic stand up? Sara Simms puts it to the test.

Review: BIAS FX: Dream Pedalboards for iPad Guitarists

With their earlier JamUp app, Positive Grid made a splash with guitarists. Now with BIAS FX, they hope to bring on a flood. Matthew Loel T. Hepworth takes the plunge to find out more.

Review: The Lowdown, a Truly Eclectic Kontakt Instrument

If you're looking for great quality sounds in an easy to use and wonderfully creative and versatile Kontakt instrument at a very low price, Modwheel's The Lowdown is going to appeal!

Review: Rast Sound Mideast Vocals for Kontakt

Are you in the market for a unique Kontakt vocal library, suitable for any world music genre? Lynda Arnold finds out if Rast's MidEast Vocals can compete with the established big boys in the industry.

5 of the Best Platforms to Make Music Software

If you're reading this you're probably making music. But, have you ever wanted to make your own music software? It might be easier than you think. Liam Lacey outlines 5 platforms you should consider.