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Review: Heavyocity DM-307: Modern Groove Designer

Billed as the next big "modern groove designer" for Kontakt, Heavyocity's DM-307 brings their much admired cinematic sculpted sonics into the world of EDM drums, rhythms and fat beats.

3 Low Frequency Enhancers to Make Your Tracks Rumble

Sometimes, especially when producing EDM, you just want to add more bass to your tracks. Darren Burgos gets the low-down on 3 capable low frequency enhancer plug-ins, but which one wins?

Review: MONO EFX Series

I'm guessing you love your keyboard controller, Traktor S4, or [insert favorite piece of hardware here]? And when traveling you want to keep your gear safe and comfy, right? Enter MONO EFX bags.

Review: Spitfire BML Horn Section Vol 1

BML Horns from Spitfire Audio gives you access to French Horn sections beautifully recorded at Air Studios, London. Toby Pitman takes a closer inside this impressive Kontakt instrument.

Review: 8Dio Claire Woodwind (Bundle 10)

Looking for an impressive set of expressive and playable instruments focusing on flute, clarinet and bassoon? You may have encountered 8Dio's Claire Woodwind bundle. Toby Pitman puts it to the test.

Review: iZotope BreakTweaker

The latest collaboration between famous Trance artist, BT, and iZotope has caused quite a stir since its release. BreakTweaker was also featured in our NAMM 2014 Top 10 products and with good reason.

Review: M-Audio Pulsar II

A high-quality matched-pair of stereo microphones for just $199 US? Really? What's the catch? How do the M-Audio Pulsar IIs perform against mics four times their price? Joe Albano finds out.

The Best Max For Live Devices in Live 9, Part 1

In this new series by Ableton Certified Trainer, Noah Pred, we'll explore some of the best devices available for Ableton Live 9's Max for Live. Starting off we look at ML-185 Step Sequencer by 3st.

Review: Jam Origin's MIDI Guitar

There’s not many products that make Toby Pitman swear out loud in sheer amazement when he first uses them, but Jam Origin’s MIDI Guitar software is definitely one of them!

Review: Dehumanizer

If you need to transform your voice into something unearthly... alien or down right monstrous, then Dehumanizer is a vocal processor you'll probably be drawn to. G. W. Childs takes it for a spin.

Review: Spitfire Audio Felt Piano

The Felt Piano from high quality instrument maker, Spitfire Audio, was produced in collaboration with Gwilym Simcock. Lynda Arnold is caught up in the beauty of this impressive library.

Review: Sonokinetic Minimal

Do you have a need for minimal orchestral instruments in Kontakt instrument format? Sonokinetic's Minimal looks to satisfy that need. Mo Volans gives it a thorough workout in this review.

Review: Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2

Looking to the future is something Native Instruments Traktor series of DJ controllers (and software) have been doing for a number of years. Find out if the Kontrol S4 MK2 brings the future closer.

Review: Sample Logic Impakt

Sample Logic's Impakt for Kontakt is a library with a difference. It contains clean-cut traditional concert percussion with a twisted, morphed version of the same library. Toby Pitman goes hybrid.

5 Tips for Using Ribbon Mics to Record Guitars

Many engineers use dynamic or condenser mics when recording electric guitar and bass. While being delicate creatures, ribbon mics can bring a warmer character and Rich Tozzoli shares 5 useful tips.