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Review: Steinberg Nuendo 7

Version 7 of Steinberg’s Nuendo platform incorporates new features from Cubase Pro 8 and myriad of other powerful tools for musicians and producers alike. Matthew Loel T. Hepworth explores what's new.

Review: StrumMaker IV Acoustic Guitar

Jay Asher rarely feels unhappy about his existing audio tools... but then StrumMaker IV found its way into his studio. It includes two Kontakt instruments for strummed and non-strummed guitar parts.

Review: Stanton STR8.150 Digital Turntable

One of the names that's getting more attention in the world of professional DJ turntables these days is Stanton. Sara Simms puts the Stanton STR8.150 decks to the test in a scratch session.

Review: WaveDNA Liquid Music

Taking what they've done with rhythm, WaveDNA's Liquid Music aims to make building complex melodic parts in your productions easier than you can imagine. G. W. Childs finds out if it delivers.

Novation Circuit In-Depth Video Review

The new Novation Circuit has caused a stir since its 1st October release. We decided to spend more days with it, going deeper than most, so you can discover what this groove box is really capable of.

Review: CymaScope – Music Made Visible App for iOS

In recent years cymatics has been used to make geometric patterns created by vibrations, and often, sound vibrations. The new app, CymaScope makes this more accessible to the masses than ever before.

Top 4 iOS Apps for Vocalists

There's an iOS app for every type of musician, DJ and producer out there. The same is true for vocalists. So, here's a neat roundup of four worthy apps every vocalist should check out.

Review: NI Traktor Kontrol S5

Veteran DJ Liam O’Mullane aka The Sound Tutor has lived through vinyl to CDJs, control vinyl to controllers and now shares his thoughts on a new era of DJing performance offered by NI’s latest S5.

Review: Korg volca sample

G.W. Childs patiently waited to get hands on with the Korg volca sample. Having already included the volca bass, keys and beats into his setup, find out if the volca sample lived up to expectations.

Review: Yamaha Reface YC

Looking for a portable synth with excellent organ sounds, built-in speakers which is fun to play and perform with? Then look no further than Yamaha's reface YC. Find out more in our video review.

Review: Sequential Prophet 6

Does the new Dave Smith Instruments / Sequential Prophet 6 analog synth sound vintage and feel professional? Matt Vanacoro finds out on this review, with a video on how to program oscillator 1 too.

Review: Splice Sounds

With its own growing library, partnering with other big sample libraries, and a monthly subscription price, Splice Sounds aims to be the most convenient place to get samples from. Does it succeed?

Review: Akai Pro MPD232

With LEDS, Akai Pro's responsive pads and a host of features like "Note Repeat","Full Level" and standalone, computer or iOS device modes, the MPD242 looks attractive. But does it deliver?

Review: Heavyweights of Wireless Handheld Microphones: DPA vs Shure vs Sennheiser vs Sony

Choosing a wireless handheld microphone isn't easy. There's lots to consider. Matt Vanacoro puts the DPA d:facto, Shure GLX-D, Sennheiser EW D1-835 & Sony UWP-D16/30 in the ring to slug it out.

Review: Isotonik PolyPin: Generative Rhythms Max For Live Device

Isotonik are fast becoming one of the most productive and innovative creators of Max for Live devices. Noah Pred, Ableton Trainer, puts their generative rhythms device, PolyPin, to the test.