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Review: JamHub TourBus

JamHub TourBus helps you practice, rehearse, record and reflect on your musical performance. Matt Vanacoro put the JamHub to the test in a music school for a month and shares his findings here.

8 Xmas Gift Ideas for Musicians and Producers

Christmas, or Winter Holidays, are upon us. And it's time to celebrate those close to us. If your nearest or dearest is a musician, producer or DJ then one of these 8 gift ideas will probably appeal.

Review: 808 Duo Bluetooth Headphones

So, you want some bluetooth headphones? Andy Bowen finds the highs and the lows in the new 808 Duo headphones and puts them on the table in this review.

Review: Rob Papen Quad Rack Extension

Rob Papen's acclaimed synths have been making their way onto Propellerhead Rack Extension store for a while, but now QUAD RE has been built specifically for Reason users and we put it to the test.

Review: NI Traktor Kontrol S8 DJ Controller

Hollin Jones got hands on with NI's flagship DJ controller, Traktor Kontrol S8, and gave it a thorough workout. In our in-depth review we focus on how the S8 feels and works in the real world.

I Wear My Sunglasses at Night: The Louder Review

Designed for the fashion conscious DJ, Louder's Headliner and After Party sunglasses were big in Ibiza in the summer of 2014. Sara Simms puts both pairs to the test to see what the fuss is about.

Review: Sugar Bytes Looperator: Spice Up Your Loops

Looking for an easy to use loop randomizing, processing, slicing effects plug-in? With great effects included, Sugar Bytes Looperator seems to have it all covered. Noah Pred takes a closer look.

Review: Native Instruments Kontour

Every synth plug-in claims to be different from the rest. But how many actually deliver? Matt Vanacoro puts Native Instruments' Kontour Reaktor ensemble to the test and has lots of fun!

Review: Prime Loops Virtual Riot

Prime Loops are well known for producing loop and sample sets which are ready for... well, prime time! Their new Virtual Riot pack got our EDM, Trap, Dubstep and Glitch Hop juices flowing.

Review: Fredric Effects Zombie Klone

Toby Pitman puts the Frederic Effects Zombie Kome overdrive. Boost guitar pedal to the test against the original, but rare, Klon Centaur pedal. Find out why he's pleased with himself.

Review: Steinberg Cubase 8, Pro and Artist version

Cubase 8 comes in two flavors: Artist and Pro. Is version 8 really great, or is it just a bunch of bait? Matt Loel T Hepworth puts all the new features to the test.

5 of the Best Bluetooth Speakers for Musicians

With the winter holidays just round the corner, we felt it would be a great time to explore five of the best Bluetooth speakers, designed for musicians, available right here, right now.

Review: Slate Digital Virtual Mix Rack

Slate Digital's new Virtual Mix Rack looks set to really shake up the mixing plug-ins industry and this is just the beginning. Rishabh Rajan explores VMR in immense depth with audio examples.

Review: Glitchmachines Quadrant

Imagine an audio effects plug-in which uses the modular synth paradigm as its base... Glichmachines are one step ahead with Quadrant. Toby Pitman checks out whether it's as cool to use as it sounds.

Review: Toontrack Mellotoon

Mellotoon is the latest release in Toontrack's EZKeys range and brings you the sound of the original 1963 Mellotron in software format. Toby Pitman checks it out.