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Review: Audient iD22 USB Audio Interface

What do you get when a company best known for its high-end studio consoles and monitoring solutions makes a USB audio interface and monitoring box? Hollin Jones finds out.

Review: Olympus LS-12, High-Quality, Portable Field Recorder

Will Olympus' LS-12 field recorder appeal to the serious and price conscious musician and engineer? Hollin Jones finds out if this lightweight, well-built option excels in its sound quality too.

Review: sE X1 T Condenser Microphone

Looking for a large diaphragm condenser microphone to bring that classic valve sound into your productions? Want it to be affordable too? Could sE Microphones' X1 T be the perfect fit for your studio?

Review: Yamaha MG10XU, The MG-series Gets More Goodies

Yamaha updates their MG-Series mixers, but do they offer enough features to stand out in a crowd? Matt Loel T Hepworth finds out.

Review: Sonokinetic Grosso

With over 36,000 samples taking up a whopping 35 gigabytes, Sonokinetic's Grosso is an orchestral and choral phrase generator for Kontakt which aims to be as realistic as it gets. Does it succeed?

Review: Sample Logic Arpology

We were impressed when Arpology was announced, but is Sample Logic's latest Kontakt instrument just another arpeggiator, or does it take arpeggiators to a whole new level? Toby Pitman investigates.

Review: Samson MTR201 Microphone

A microphone that doesn't break the bank and is as useful for the professional as it is for the beginner? Too good to be true? G. W. Childs puts the MTR201 to the test.

Top 5 Things to Have in your Gig Bag Before the Show

Be prepared for every eventuality - well almost - with this convenient collection of things you need to have in your gig bag before your next performance suggested by G. W. Childs.

Review: NI Session Horns Pro

Does Native Instruments' Session Horns Pro instrument do a good job or an excellent job at giving you realistic horns for your next track? Hollin Jones finds out.

Review: Focusrite iTrack Dock

With iPad software becoming more powerful all the time, Focusrite reckons it might have the studio hardware to complete the package… Hollin Jones checks it out.

Review: Alesis Vortex Wireless Keytar

There's normally two camps at music school: guitars and keyboards. But what happens when the two worlds collide? Alesis feel this would bring reason for a keytar, and a wireless one at that!

Review: Chroma Caps from DJ Tech Tools

Knobs are the "in thing" right now. Tuna Knobs have recently smashed their Kickstarter goal after just 21 hours and DJ Tech Tools' Chroma Caps have caught the attention of our resident DJ, Sara Simms.

Review: sE Electronics SPACE, the Ultimate Acoustic Isolator for Recording Musicians?

7 years since sE released their popular portable reflection filter which made recording audio clean and dry in almost any space, sE are back with SPACE. Hollin Jones gives it a thorough workout.

Review: Ableton Dub Machines

There's a growing numbers of classic, hardware modeled delay plug-ins to satisfy most tastebuds. Noah Pred finds out how Ableton's Dub Machines device fares and, more importantly, how good it sounds.

Review: Kemper Profiling Amplifier

Looking for an amp simulation that'll blow you away with its pristine audio quality, modelled amps and cabinets and excellent presets? Matt Vanacoro finds out if Kemper's offering does the trick.