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Review: Heavyocity C-Tools, 3 Vintage Style Instruments in 1

C-Tools from Heavyocity is a collection of three vintage style synths for Reaktor: a drum synth, hybrid mono & hybrid organ and string synth. G.W. Childs puts great sounding synths to the test.

Review: Plug-In Boutique Carbon Electra

The new Carbon Electra synth plug-in from Plug-In Boutique is a digital beast perfect easy to approach, yet complex for your sound design needs.

Review: Roadie, Great String Winder and Ordinary Guitar Tuner

The Roadie is both a guitar and bass string winder and tuner. It's rechargeable and automatic and syncs with smart phones... but just how useful is it? Andy Bowen puts it through a tight test.

Review: Cerwin-Vega P1000X Powered Speaker

If you're in the market for a loud, clean, compact speaker system for your next live performance or for a venue, then the Cerwin-Vega P1000X speakers will grab your attention as Joe Albano finds out.

Review: Arturia BeatStep Pro

The original BeatStep from Arturia has been a big hit for those wanting to sequence synths and software. So, how does the BeatStep Pro compare with its multiple CV outs and standalone capability?

Review: ProjectSAM Swing

Although marketed as a jazz film scoring instrument, ProjectSam's Swing goes further and will appeal to singer songwriters and solo producers as Hollin Jones discovers.

Review: Meris Ottobit, 500 Series Sonic Mangler, Bit Destroyer

There are plug-ins which can destroy the sonic integrity or sample bit rate of your audio signal, but Meris' Ottobit 500 series unit takes your audio into the 8-bit realm in a really pleasing way.

Review: Sugar Bytes Obscurium, a Generative Synth for the Next Generation?

Sound designers and advanced synthesists are going to love the new generative synth from Sugar Bytes. It's a deep, deep instrument that mimics the complexity of a modular system. Find out more below.

Review: Universal Audio Apollo 8p Audio Interface

Combining 8 acclaimed Unison preamps and onboard DSP for plug-ins, we tested the new Universal Audio Apollo 8p. Matt Vanacoro finds out if it can be a worthy addition to your studio.

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?