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Review: Wave Alchemy Digital Revolution Drum Machine for Kontakt

Wave Alchemy are well-known for their beautifully sampled and constructed Kontakt instruments. Digital Revolution, a vintage style drum machine, is no exception as G. W. Childs discovers.

Review: Algoriddim djay 2.5 with Spotify Integration

Algoriddim's djay 2.5 has received an interesting update for any Spotify subscribers out there. And there's more that just full integration of this music streaming service as Tadhg Leonard discovers.

Top 4 Audio Interfaces You Need To Take A Look At

Matt Vanacoro, recording musician, live performer, trainer and writer, takes us on a tour of 4 exceptional audio interfaces we ALL need to know about.

Review: NI Traktor Audio 2

The new Native Instruments Traktor Audio 2 interface for iOS is much more compact than we realized, and doesn't skimp on stellar sound quality either. Hollin Jones takes it for a spin.

Review: Spatial Audio Designer, Mixing in Surround Just Got Easy

Have you ever wanted to transform your stereo mix into a full 5.1 surround sound experience? Enter Spatial Audio Designer which can produce startlingly good results with no fuss!

Review: Meris 440 Mic Preamp

If you're looking for that classic American mic pre tone, the Meris 440 Microphone Preamp (for the 500 series) could be for you. Matt Vanacoro discovers it sounds better than the price suggests.

Review: Final Touch Mastering App for iPad

The days of moving from your iPad back to a desktop to master your tracks may be over… Hollin Jones adds the extra shine to his mixes in .

Review: Addictive Drums 2

Hot on the heels of Toontrack's EZdrummer 2 release, comes XLN Audio's Addictive Drums 2, a very popular and realistic drum kit solution. Jay Asher finds out whether it takes drums to a new level.

Review: AmpliTube Orange for iPad

Orange Amplifiers have been a long-time favorite among guitarists and the new IK Multimedia AmpliTube Orange App allows you to take the legendary Orange rig and effects with you on the go.

Review: Line 6 AMPLIFi

Back in January at NAMM 2014, Line 6 unveiled their new modelling vintage guitar amp, AMPLIFi. Matt Vanacoro spent two weeks testing this bad boy out, and lived to tell the tale.

5 Excellent Underground Software Synths

With so many software synths available, we've sourced five lesser-known but fully capable ones to help make your tracks stand out from the crowd.

Review: Crystall Ball, Multi-Sensory MIDI Controller

We've been waiting for the theremin concept to evolve. And Naonext's Crystall Ball aims to bring motion and pad control to your studio or DJ set. Is this the future for music controllers?

Review: Waves Vitamin

Ever been confused what harmonic exciters and enhancers can do to your mix? Waves have made it clear with their new quick fix plug-in. Matt Vanacoro shows why taking your vitamins can help your mix.

Review: Native Instruments Rise and Hit

Native Instruments' latest new Kontakt instrument release has a distinct function, but it's suitable for multiple genres. If you want quick and easy crescendos, then Rise & Hit will appeal.

Review: FabFilter Timeless 2, Hot Dub Time Machine

A "hot dub time machine"?? What on earth does that even mean when describing an audio plug-in by FabFilter? Find out in this cool review from Noah Pred.