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Review: Apple HomePod

Apple's long-awaited smart speaker is finally here, promising premium audio quality and Siri integration. How would Matt Vanacoro find it when he put it to the test?

Review: Reason Backline Rig 3

Propellerhead has updated its Backline Rig bundle of Rack Extensions, instruments and effects with a whole bunch of new stuff, making it bigger and better than ever. Hollin Jones explores...

Review: Arturia 3 Filters You'll Actually Use

Taken from three of Arturia's flagship virtual synth recreations, these standalone filter plugins go beyond what the original hardware units could do. Hollin Jones puts them to the test.

Review: Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms Micro Sequence

Pittsburgh Modular's Lifeforms Micro Sequence is unusual among modular gear in being specifically performance-oriented. Jade Wii got hands-on - read on to find out her verdict.

Review: Moog Music DFAM

The semi-modular Moog DFAM follows the form factor of the Mother 32. With a 24-point patchbay it can be used in standalone or modular eurorack mode. Rishabh Rajan investigates.

Review: ModeAudio Dark Mass Ambient Drone Samples

Layer, loop and be terrified by these dark ambient samples from ModeAudio, perfect for atmospheres, movie and game scoring.

Review: Universal Audio Arrow

UAD's Arrow is finally here - a Thunderbolt 3, bus-powered audio interface with DSP and access to the company's world of plug-ins. Matt Vanacoro couldn't wait to get started with it.

5 Essential iOS Accessories For Musicians For Under $100

Making music with iOS is really convenient, but sometimes you do need extra tools to get the best results. Here are 5 useful accessories available for under $100.

Bitwig Studio 2.3: Down and Dirty With Phase 4

Matt Vanacoro has been road testing Bitwig Studio's new synth, Phase 4, and likes what it has to offer. Read on to find out exactly what he made of it...

Best of 2017: Eurorack Synth Modules

Yes, we know it's 2018 already. But with so many great synth modules to choose from, picking 2017's best took a little longer than expected. So here's our favorites, with something for everyone...

Review: Krotos Audio Reformer Pro

Turning simple sounds into completely different effects suitable for use in foley for film and TV is Krotos Audio Reformer Pro's bread and butter. G.W Childs took it for a test drive.

Review: Malekko Heavy Industry Varigate 4+

A standalone sequencer for your modular setup, the Malekko Heavy Industry Varigate 4+ packs plenty of punch without taking up lots of space. Find out what Jade Wii made of it...

Pre-Review: Behringer Neutron Analog Synth Walkthrough & Sounds Demo

Watch this 25 minute video overview and preview / mini-review of the new Behringer Neutron semi-modular analog hardware synthesizer. Find out what it really sounds like and how good it really is.

Review: Apple Logic Pro X 10.4

Logic Pro X 10.4 is packed full of new features, upgrades and enhancements and it's free for existing users. Joe Albano finds much to like in the latest update to Apple's flagship DAW.

Review: Toontrack UK Pop EZX Expansion

Toontrack's latest EZdrummer expansion pack captures the sounds of classic British pop thanks to some meticulous production and big-name performers. Here's what Shane Berry made of it...