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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.

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.