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Review: AKG K181 DJ UE Headphones

Headphones designed for DJing are usually different to those for studio use, and for good reason. In this review, Hollin Jones dons a pair of the AKG K181 cans and puts them to the test.

Review: Positive Grid Bias FX Desktop

Positive Grid's BIAS FX guitar FX processor has been a hit on iPad, so we were happy to see it come over to Desktop too. Toby Pitman plugs in and finds out if BIAS FX is a worthy desktop equivalent.

Native Instruments Documentary Video on Artist Collective and Record Label NAAFI

NAAFI, a collective & label from Mexico, is having an influence on the Mexican music scene. Native Instruments' new 5 minute documentary film with its label bosses seeks to understand the scene.

Review: Yamaha AG06, 6-Channel Mixer & USB Audio Interface

At first glance, the Yamaha AG06 looks like a small, simple mixer. But there are a lot of unique features under the hood. Matthew Loel T. Hepworth climbs under the bonnet to reveal those secrets.

Review: SubPac S2, Feel the Bass Wherever You Sit

If you crave for deep bass sound vibrations when listening to music sitting in a chair, then the SubPac S2 is going to appeal. Sara Simms puts this new tactile technology to the test.

Review: ModeAudio House Generator for Ableton Live

If you want to recharge your Ableton Live sets and inject them with a house vibe? ModeAudio's House Generator for Ableton racks include beat, bass & lead lines with MIDI & audio. How does it perform?

Review: Strezov Sampling Macabre Solo Strings

Strezov Sampling has recently released Macabre Solo Strings, an expressive and lyrical first chair Violin, Viola and Cello software instrument for NI Kontakt. Lynda Arnold discovers how emotive it is.

Review: DPA d:facto II Vocal Mic

A wireless, handheld microphone designed for live performance is essential even in the studio. DPA's d:facto II vocal supercardiod microphone is given a full workout by Matt Vanacoro in this review.

Review: TKFX 2, Traktor Controller App for Mobile

TKFX 2, from Imaginando, now runs on phones as well as tablets, making it easier than ever to control Traktor. With a nice GUI, memory banks and easy controller assignment, Hollin Jones tests it out.

Review: UVI Relayer, Design Unique & Creative Delay Effects

Does UVI's new Relayer delay plug-in make delay effects interesting and creative again? Matt Vanacoro taps away to find out just how good this "shapeable" delay effect can be.

Review: Wwise For Game Audio

If you make audio or music for games, then you may be aware of Wwise by Audiokinetic. It's a middleware solution and Gary Hiebner explores how it can enhance your game audio productions.

Review: Korg iM1 for iPad

Based on the M1 workstation keyboard, Korg's latest iM1 app brings the workstation to your iPad. How does this reproduction of a classic synth work out for mobile musicians? G.W. Childs find out.

Review: Gibson Les Paul Studio Monitors

The visual look of the new Gibson Les Paul Studio Monitors has split opinion. We love the look, just as we love marmite. So how do these sturdy monitors sound? Matt Vanacoro put them to the test.

Review: Rob Papen Vecto Synth Rack Extension for Reason

A Rob Papen plug-in synthesizer for Propellerhead's Reason as a Rack Extension? It's a no-brainer to review. The question is, how good is this powerful synth and how will it fit into productions?

Review: Roland JD-XA Analog / Digital Crossover Synth

What do you get when you blend the best of the digital and analog synths together? In the case of the Roland JD-XA, a huge sound with powerful effects and so much more to enjoy.