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Review: CME Xkey 37

The original Xkey made a splash in the portable controller market as a sleek, snug and elegant all-in-one MIDI keyboard. Matt Vanacoro puts its new 37-key big brother to the test.

Review: Vandalism SoundSets for Massive and Sylenth

If you're looking for sounds for Sylenth, Massive, Spire, FM8, Serum and more synth, then Vandalism should be on your list. Sara Simms checks out their latest soundest for Sylenth and Massive.

Review: XILS Vocoder 5000

XILS-lab specialise in the weird and wonderful side of plug-ins based on vintage synths and vintage effects. Now they're on to re-create the perfect vocoder. Hollin Jones puts it to the test.

Review: Algoriddim djay Pro for Mac OS X

Weighing in with a pro Mac OS X version for its popular djing app, Algoriddim's djay Pro has advanced features including a great browser, Spotify integration and the ability to run AU plug-ins too.

Review: Mixed In Key 7

The new version of Mixed In Key 7 looks clean and has some innovative new features, but how does it perform in the real world? Sara Simms takes it for a spin to find out.

Review: Rob Papen RAW

If you are making dance music, industrial noise, or creating sound design for games that require a little more 'edge'... You’ll want to get hold of Rob Papen's RAW - a gnarly synth with attitude.

Review: Audiofile-Engineering Triumph, Mastering for Everyone

Outside of your DAW, there's not as many options available for mastering music as there used to be. Matt Vanacoro delves into Triumph by Audiofile Engineering to see if it fills the gap.

Review: Master & Dynamic MH40 Headphones

With stunning build quality, very detailed sound, and equally suitable for pro audio uses as for personal use, the Master & Dynamic MH40s really caught Hollin Jones' ears (and eyes).

Review: Glitchmachines Cataract

A world of sonic mayhem in another plug-in from the twisted minds at Glitchmachines? Toby Pitman puts Cataract to the test and finds that it comes up trumps.

Review: Novation Audiohub 2x4

With a solid track record so far, Novation deliver another unique product to meet the needs of the live electronic performer. The Sound Tutor puts this unit to the test.

Review: Fiddlewax Pro

While it's easy to find complex apps for iPad which are musical sketchpads, Fiddlewax Pro promises to be a MIDI controller/sketch pad which is accessible, and simple to use. Hollin Jones checks it out

12 Essential Audio Filter Plug-Ins

There's audio filters and there's audio filters. G. W. Childs shares his top 12 audio effect filter tools for the modern musician and producer in this essential read of an article.

Review: Waves SSL 4000

We've given the Waves SSL 4000 plug-in a thorough review to see if lives up to its reputation of faithfully emulating the original SSL.

Komplete 10 Ultimate: A World Of FX

When we think of Native Instruments' Komplete 10, we may lust after the numerous synths and instruments… but what about the effects? Toby Pitman reviews the effects that make this a complete suite.

Top 5 Logic Pro Factory Plugins You Should Be Using

Here's five effect and utility plug-ins that come bundled with Logic Pro X that Matt Vanacoro feels you should not overlook. Do you agree?