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Review: FabFilter Pro-MB

Hollin Jones thinks FabFilter's Pro-MB "is the most intuitive and powerful multiband compressor [he has] ever used." Find out what makes this compressor plugin shine in our review.

Review: U-He Satin

In the continuing quest for a more "analogue" sound, U-He have released Satin, a tape machine from the Golden Age for all us software-heads! Hollin Jones discovers its multi-faceted uses.

Review: ProChords for iOS

Whether you need help to create chord progressions or a songwriting tool to help take your songs to the next level, ProChords for iOS is on-hand for you! Darren Burgos gets hands on.

Review: M-Audio M-Track Plus Audio and MIDI Interface

M-Audio are famous for their USB audio and MIDI interfaces, so how does their M-Track Plus differentiate itself from the crowd? In our review we examine its mix of value, portability and power.

Review: Autobeat Drum Pattern programmer for Ableton Live

Generating patterns, drum beats & fills in Ableton Live has never been so satisfyingly easy, thanks to K-Devices M4L MIDI device: Autobeat. G W Childs puts this 8x 16-step sequencer device to the test

Review: Native Instruments Kinetic Metal Goes Beyond Metallica

Metallic textures may conjure up cold, clanging or industrial soundscapes in your mind. There's more to metal in NI's latest Kontakt sample-based instrument as Noah Pred discovers.

Review: Korg Volca Beats

Would you love a little analog in your life? Of course you would!! Korg's Volca series is designed for you! G. W. Childs couldn't resist and gets into Volca Beats in this in-depth review.

Review: Output REV: A New Sonic Palette in Reverse

If you haven't played around with reversed sounds, you've got some satisfying sonic fun coming your way! Hollin Jones puts Output beautifully crafted REV sample instrument to the test.

Review: IK Multimedia iRig BlueBoard

iOS MIDI controller? Check! Wireless MIDI Controller? Check. Hands-free? Check! Looks like IK Multimedia have another hit on their hands aimed at iOS musicians with the iRig BlueBoard.

Review: Novation Launchpad Mini

Novation's Launch series of controllers have proved very popular... but, will the smaller footprint of the Launch Mini series sink or swim? Hollin Jones puts the Launchpad Mini under the microscope.

Review: Akai MAX25 Keyboard Controller

At first glance you may think Akai's MAX25 is just another standard MIDI Controller... you'd be mistaken! G. W. Childs discovers all the interesting possibilities with this cute & capable controller!

Review: Directre Rack Extension for Reason

Software developers Peff, have released Directre rack extension for Reason, a 14:2 style mixer which has the ability to be triggered by a MIDI controller. G. W. Childs checks it out.

Review: Moog Slim Phatty

It might not be new, but the Moog Slim Phatty still draws gasps of admiration from musicians everywhere. Mo Volans digs into this modern classic by Moog to find out how it stacks up.

Review: Reveal Spire

Are classic analog synth sounds you've always wanted to achieve with software plug-ins really possible? Darren Burgos explores Spire by Reveal Sound and finds it is more than the sum of its parts.

Review: Maschine Studio: Bigger is Better

Since the first Maschine, Native Instruments have captured the hearts and minds of musicians, producers & finger drummers! So what does Maschine Studio bring to the table? Hollin Jones taps into it.