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Review: Powerbus, Should Every Mobile Audio Interface Have One of These?

When recording or mixing, it's crucial to have "clean power" to avoid any unwanted noise creeping in. Enter Powerbus, a tiny clean power provider which Andy Bowen inspects thoroughly.

Review: RØDE iXY Stereo Microphone

There are lots of mics available for iOS devices... 24 bit/96 kHz recorders are not new… but how many offer exceptional noise reduction? Keith Crusher puts the RØDE iXY through its paces.

Review: iZotope Ozone 6

Ozone has long been a favorite of mastering engineers both novice and professional. Will iZotope's Ozone 6 be as compelling as its predecessors?

Review: Waves Codex

Waves new synth, Codex, promises a new paradigm of sound generation, wavetable and subtractive synthesis elements, and a very clean sound. Does it deliver? Matt Vanacoro digs deep and finds out.

Review: Kurzweil Forte

The Kurzweil Forte features well-designed sounds, an easy to use interface and a useful LCD screen. But does this make it the king of electronic pianos? Matt Vanacoro finds out in this video review.

6 Reasons All DJs Should Be Using Pioneer's Rekordbox Software

Whatever digital technology you use to DJ on, chances are you keep your tracks on a USB stick. If so, then Pioneer's Rekordbox (free) is essential. Noah Pred explains why.

Review: Positive Grid Bias Desktop

Having made waves amongst guitarists with BIAS Amp for iOS, Positive Grid have released a stomping version for Mac and PC. Hollin Jones discovers that BIAS Desktop sets just the right tone!

Review: Native Instruments Polyplex

Since Twisted Tools' Ultraloop the idea of manually programming drum patterns feels so antiquated. Now they've teamed up with Native Instruments to create Polyplex, an amazing 8-part drum sampler.

7 Top Virtual Synths for EDM Production

With more software synths available than ever before, choosing the right one can be tricky. To help, Sara Simms shares her top 7 synths specifically for EDM productions (in no particular order).

Review: Focusrite Scarlett Solo

Do you want a very portable 2-in/2-out audio interface with direct monitoring, phantom power, and good bundled software for under $100? We put Focusrite's Scarlett Solo to the test.

Review: Fostex PX-6 Monitors

The sub $1,000 per pair monitor category is heating up, and that's great for the consumer. Matt Vanacoro investigates how the Fostex PX-6 monitors stack up in this full review.

Review: sE Electronics ProMic Laser

Fact: Bad sound can ruin a great video. That's why sE Electronics have created the ProMic Laser. Hollin Jones discovers whether this improves the recorded sound from a DSLR.

Review: Studiologic Numa Organ 2

If you're lusting after an affordable and portable emulation of your favorite Hammond B3 organ sounds, then StudioLogic's Numa Organ 2 will appeal. Jay Asher discovers whether it's hit or miss.

Review: Sample Logic Cinematic Keys

Is the new Sample Logic Cinematic Keys a box office success for musicians and producers? Lynda Arnold finds out in our in-depth review.

Review: Prism Lyra 2 USB Audio Interface

The Lyra 2 is Prism Sounds first offering into the travel friendly USB audio interface market. Bill Burgess runs it through its paces to see how it stacks up.