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Review: Waldorf Nave

Is Waldorf's Nave the most advanced wavetable synth available for iPad? Quite possibly so. But the real question is how good and musical this app really is. Mo Volans gets hands on.

Review: Source Audio Soundblox 2 OFD Guitar microModeler

So, what exactly is the OFD Guitar microModeler? This baby has 12 classic tones in one box, is easy to use and supposedly sounds awesome! We put Toby Pitman on the case to find out more.

Review: Cognitone Synfire

Do you need to get a bigger picture or idea of your songs with arrangements and progressions? Then Synfire might be what you're looking for. t explains how it works.

Review: Numark NS7 II

How could Numark improve upon the original NS7? The NS7 II builds on great craftsmanship, intuitive design features and good audio quality, but do Numark have a hit on their hands? We find out.

Review: Waves Reel ADT

Abbey Road Studios is famous amongst other things for the sweet double-tracking vocals effects on The Beatles records. Now Waves bring that feel to your studio with Reel ADT. GW Childs checks it out.

Review: ModeAudio Critical Mass for NI Massive

If you're in need of some quick inspiration to help you get bigger beats from Native Instruments' Massive, ModeAudio can help. Critical Mass has drums a-plenty and G. W. Childs finds them banging.

Review: SBS SP-1 2UBE

You're on the lookout for gear to add subtle but serious sonic warmth to audio in your production studio? Need to enhance the depth and presence? SBS new SP-1 tube processor might be for you

Four Great Portable Audio Interfaces

You want portable? We've come up with four excellent audio interfaces designed for the on-the-go musician, producer or DJ. Sara Simms shares her personal top-quality picks for audio interfaces here.

Review: MeterPlugs L-Cast Loudness Meter

So, you want your tracks louder, fatter, beefier? Well, maybe not all the above—but if you're looking for a loudness meter, MeterPlugs' L-Cast is under the microscope in this review by Mo Volans.

Review: Softube Console 1

You might think you know about hands-on mixing systems, but Softube has come up with something that might change your mind. Hollin Jones unwraps Console 1…

Review: Focusrite Red 1 500 Series Preamp

In the quest for a great looking and sounding preamp for his studio, Matt Vanacoro picked up the Focusrite Red 1 500 series... And doesn’t want to let it go. Find out why.

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.