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Review: Soniccouture & Imogen Heap’s Box of Tricks

What magic do you get when you combine the excellent sampled instruments of Soniccouture with the unbounded imaginative and creative musical approach of Imogen Heap? A veritable Box of Tricks!

Review: Heavyocity Master Sessions: Metal Ensemble Collection

The latest addition to the Master Sessions range from uber sample library makers Heavyocity is the Metal Ensemble Collection. So is it shiny and chrome or a rusty old piece of junk? Let’s find out!

Review: Klevgrand Esspresso De-Esser for VST, AU & iPad

Don't put up with sibilance (extreme ssss hissing action) in your next vocal performance. Klevgrand have a new de-esser plug-in and iPad app, Esspresso, to help. G. W. Childs tries it out.

Review: Editor’s Keys Vocal Booth

Editor's Keys have been creating their own music hardware for a while now. They already make microphones, so a vocal isolation booth seems like a good companion. Hollin Jones puts it to the test.

Review: T-47 Microphone Kit

Microphone Parts say they've analysed the best vintage microphones and found a way to provide circuits and capsules that deliver the same tone at a fraction of the price. We check out the T-47 here.

Review: EastWest Composer Cloud

Large sample-based instrument libraries are usually reserved for those with deep pockets but EastWest are now offering different levels of access via a subscription fee. The Sound Tutor checks it out.

Review: Positive Grid Bias Pedal

Is Positive Grid's BIAS Pedal a must-buy for guitarists? Matt Vanacoro puts metal to the pedal to find out in this video review.

Review: Softube Time & Tone

If you're considering purchasing a Focusrite Scarlett, Saffire or Clarett audio interface then this offer, in conjunction with Softube, might seal the deal. We review the Time & Tone plug-in bundle.

Review: Korg Electribe Sampler

Bringing together sampling and sequencing is something only a handful of companies can do successfully. Korg's Electribe Sampler includes some power features in an easy-to-use machine.

Review: Sample Logic CINEMORPHX

CINEMORPHX from Sample Logic promises big things. We've been hands-on with it through the final weeks of its development and are mightily impressed with its sound design capabilities and flexibility.

Review: Komplete Kontrol S88

The new Komplete Kontrol S88 isn't merely a larger version of the S61, it features very expressive and playable keys, making this ideal for players who want the full Komplete Kontrol experience.

11 Unusual & Inspiring DIY Hardware Music Tech Projects

With more excellent DIY music tech hardware available comes a greater number of choices. Liam Lacey, music author, programmer and maker shines a light on 11 of his favorite.

Review: NI iMaschine 2 for iOS

iMaschine 2 has got people talking. The mobile version of the Maschine family packs in some serious features for music makers, including step mode, recording and editing samples. Here's our verdict.

Review: Amazing Noises Chaos Effects

Comprising Dedalus Delay and Stutter Switch, the new Max for Live Chaos Effects from Amazing Noises aim to bring randomized, unique processing to a track near you. Noah Pred gets random with it.

Review: Apple iPad Pro - The Ultimate Tablet for Music Makers?

With the Microsoft Surface Book taking aim at musicians and producers, we were curious to see how the new bigger, better, faster iPad Pro fares in the battle for the hearts and minds of music makers.