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Review: Reloop RP-8000 Hybrid DJ Turntables

Combining modern DJ tech and the classic design of turntables, the Reloop RP-8000 has plenty of features that are likely to turn the head of many DJs. Sara Simms investigates in this in-depth review.

Review: Livid Instruments BASE II

What are the chances of Livid Instruments releasing a new version of the pad controller, BASE, every bit as affordable, playable and life-changing as the original? G. W. Childs finds out.

Review: IK Multimedia iRig Mic HD

The original iRig Mic from IK Multimedia, was one of the first decent microphones available for the iPad and iPhone musician. And we were very curious to find out what was improved in the HD release.

Review: Blue Mo-Fi Headphones

The Blue Microphones Mo-Fi headphones look and feel different to most headphones available. The big question is how they sound and how comfortable they are. G. W. Childs investigates.

Review: Audio Grocery Logic Pro X Toolkit v2

Comprising of MIDI FX plug-ins, Environment tools, EXS24 articulation switching presets, Transform presets and Logic X templates, Jay Asher was straight in to test this toolkit out from Audio Grocery.

Review: iKlip Xpand and iKlip Stage App

Will IK Multimedia come up trumps again for musicians with the new iKlip Xpand stand for Apple's tablet lineup? Will the iKlip Stage app make it easy to manage your live set? Andy Bowen finds out.

Review: iZotope RX 4 & RX 4 Advanced

The good folks at iZotope update their flagship audio repair program, but will the new features entice current users to upgrade? Matt Hepworth repairs to the review to find out.

Review: Roland System-1 Plug-Out Synth

The new Roland AIRA series initially received a mixed response from critics. But having played with the System 1 Plug-Out Synth for quite a while, Rennie Foster delivers his in-depth verdict.

Review: Samson Resolv RXA6 Monitors

Tone-shaping near field studio monitors for under $250 each? Find out if Samson’s Resolv RXA6 monitors hit the sweet spot at this price.

Review: sE Electronics X1R, Affordable Ribbon Studio Mic

It used to be impossible to consider purchasing a good ribbon mic for $300 or less!. Hollin Jones sees whether sE Electronics' budget ribbon mic, the sE X1R, adds quality as well as value.

Review: sE Electronics RNR1 Rupert Neve Ribbon Microphone

Finally, a ribbon microphone with a frequency response that extends to an unprecedented 20 kHz. But is that extra range all you get for your money? Matt Loel T Hepworth finds out.

Review: imitone - Mind to Melody Software

If you're better at humming a melody than playing it on a keyboard or programming it into your DAW, then this innovative audio to MIDI tool, imitone, might transform your compositions.

Review: Novation Launch Control XL

Can you imagine Novation's Launch Control... only bigger, with more rotary encoders, buttons, faders, etc.? Launch Control XL is here and Tadhg Leonard puts it to the test.

Review: IK Multimedia Precision Compressor/Limiter for T-RackS

If you're one of those producers who loves collecting compressors, then you're going to love this review/walk-through from Mike Watkinson on IK Multimedia's Precision Compressor/Limiter.

Review: Sundog Scale Studio

Suffering from writer's block, or bored of the same chord progressions you've used forever? Sundog Scale Studio could be what you've never dared dream about. Lynda Arnold gives it a reality check.