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Review: Rob Papen Blue II

Rob Papen continues to raise the bar with his software synths and effects, from Predator to SubBoomBass, RP-Verb to RP-Delay. But how does the highly anticipated Blue II measure up?

The Best Max for Live Devices, Part 3

Continuing this series exploring some of the best devices available for Ableton Live 9's Max for Live, Ableton Certified Trainer, Noah Pred, puts Dopplerama and Reverse-esreveR under the microscope.

Review: Alesis iO Dock II

Who needs a computer anyway? With an iPad and an iO Dock II, Alesis reckons you can do things differently…

6 Alternative MIDI Controllers

These days music Controllers come in all shapes and sizes. To celebrate the weird and wonderful ways of controlling music software, Keith Crusher picks 5 innovative and unusual MIDI controllers.

Arturia Adopts Audiobus 2 with iSEM Synth App Update

Arturia's popular iSEM iOS synth reaches version 1.0.2 and in doing so now supports Audiobus 2.0 and some other MIDI fixes and enhancements. There's more info below.

Review: Glitchmachines Polygon

Imagine having easy to use tools and content that could enable you to design your own sonic effects both easily and with a unique twist... stop imagining... Glitchmachines are here with Polygon.

Review: Embertone Blakus Cello

Looking for a customizable solo cello/soli Kontakt library that is expressive and can fit in a great number of musical settings? Jay Asher finds out whether Embertone's Blakus Cello makes the grade.

Review: SPL Crimson

Providing the flexibility of a high-quality, adaptable USB audio interface and a stand-alone monitoring box, SPL’s Crimson makes elaborate routing needs easy to achieve as Joe Albano discovers.

Review: Bitwig Studio

We've been playing with Bitwig Studio 1.0 for a long time (see AskVideo's 3 Bitwig Studio courses published in sync with release!) and it's a special DAW. Find out why in this review.

Review: Native Instruments Molekular

If you use Native Instruments Reaktor and are into modular synths, you're going to LOVE this. Molekular is a modular effects system for Reaktor with an exciting array of classic and creative effects.

5 Excellent Guitar Reverb Plug-Ins

There's reverbs and there's reverbs... and for guitarists, there's even more reverbs to choose from! Rich Tozzoli dials in his five favorite reverb plug-ins for guitarists in this must-read piece.

Review: Tascam DR-60D

Whether recording audio in the field for video, or to capture sounds for music composition, you'll need a reliable portable audio recorder. Does Tascam's DR-60D exceed its $199 US price tag?

Review: Line 6 Sonic Port for iPad

The Line 6 Sonic Port is designed for guitarists to interface directly with iPad and GarageBand for iPad. However, Jay Asher found out it's just as good for keyboard players too.

Review: The casSYNTHrette: Lofi Cassette Tape Based Synthesizer

You can find interesting sample libraries for any instrument you can name, and many that are beyond our imagination even. falls into the later category and here's why.

Review: Universal Audio Apollo Twin

The sleek and sexy Apollo Twin brings the high-quality preamps and the UAD Powered Plug-Ins from the Apollo into a portable and affordable package. Matt Vanacoro puts it through its pace.