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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.

Review: Focusrite Saffire Pro 26

In the market for a new audio interface with ADAT, lots of ins and outs, excellent preamps and at a keen price? Focusrite’s Saffire Pro 26 might be the answer. Read and watch our exclusive review.

Review: Nektar Panorama P4

With the recent updates for the Panorama P4 including full support for Logic Pro X and Bitwig Studio, Mo Volans puts Nektar's 49-key controller through its paces.

Review: CuteDJPro

With the DJ app landscape becoming increasingly more crowded and saturated, what can a relatively new app like CuteDJ Pro bring to the party which hasn't been done before? Sara Simms gives it a spin.

Review: Zoom iQ5, Mini Mic for iPhone

There are a growing number of pocket-sized microphones aimed at musicians you can attach to your iPhone. Matt Vanacoro took the iQ5 out for a spin. Find out if it's the best of the bunch!

Review: Waves Element

We all know about the high-quality mixing tools that Waves make. Their effect plug-ins are industry standard, but what if Waves made a software instrument? Welcome Waves Element.

Review: Kawai EX Pro, Virtual Piano Instrument

What do you look for when choosing a virtual piano instrument? Well sampled and rich sounds? Efficient CPU performance? Matt Vanacoro finds out if the Kawai-EX Pro meets the grade in this review.

Review: Blue Baby Bottle Microphone

Find out why Matt Vanacoro can't hide his smile after testing out the Baby Bottle from Blue Microphones, a cardioid condenser which can be grabbed for less than $500.

Review: Sennheiser HD8 DJ Headphones

Looking for a new pair of high-quality DJ headphones? Sennheiser's HD8 DJ could be for you. With their modern design and heavy hitting sound, Sara Simms tries them on for size.

Review: RealiWhistle Human Whistling Instrument by RealiTone

There's tons of Kontakt instruments available. Seems like there's new ones being released every week! And the RealiWhistle catches the ear as being different as Jay Asher discovers.

Review: Toontrack EZdrummer 2

It's taken a while, but finally we've got Toontrack's EZdrummer 2 in our hands! Toby Pitman has put this through its paces to find out if the wait has been worth it.

Review: Spitfire Mural Vol 1

If you're looking for a high-quality large string section library then you might be tempted to explore Spitfire Audio's BML range. Toby Pitman puts Mural Vol 1 to the test.

3 Essential Desert Island Synths

If you were trapped on a desert island (apparently with a laptop and electricity!) which would be your 3 must-have synth plug-ins? Toby Pitman narrows it down and shares his essential ones.

Review: Kaivo: Granular Super Model

Sometimes 'simple' is overrated. Especially in the world of granular synths, it can be more satisfying to spend time getting to know a synth in-depth as Noah Pred discovers with Madrona Labs' Kaivo.

Exclusive Review: AIR Music Tech Hybrid 3

If you’re a dance producer, composer, or DJ, you’ll likely be extremely interested in AIR Music Tech's Hybrid 3. It’s a synth that can fill many different roles as G. W. Childs discovers.