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Review: Novation Launch Control

Novation's LaunchPad & Launchpad Mini are not mere stocking fillers, they're extremely capable MIDI controllers! Will the Launch Control prove as useful and popular? Hollin Jones finds out.

Review: PreSonus Eris E8 Active Studio Monitors

What makes a pair of active monitors stand out from the crowd? G. W. Childs IV uses his ears and experience to test drive the PreSonus Eris E8s in his studio. Read on to discover the low-down.

Review: Liquid Rhythm: The Future of Rhythm Programming

Every once in a while something comes along that changes the way we approach making music. Find out why WaveDNA's Liquid Rhythm takes the prize as the most innovative and cool rhythmic generator yet.

Review: Griffin StudioConnect Audio+MIDI+Charge Dock for iPad

Turning an iPad into your music studio is easier than ever. Apps like GarageBand and Auria can do the job. And devices like Griffin's StudioConnect are designed for the mobile recording musician.

Review: Numark MixTrack Edge

A truly mobile DJ controller for only $150? Too good to be true? Sara Simms spins some tunes on Numark's Mixtrack Edge and finds it easy to use, fun, functional and more in this review.

Review: Cubase 7.5: In Depth Guide to All the New Features

Just when you thought Cubase 7 satiated your desire for creative tools, Steinberg releases Cubase 7.5. Is it appealing enough to be an audio stocking stuffer? Find out in our world-first review.

Review: Sonnox Codec Toolbox

There's a multitude of audio formats and codecs to choose from. So, how do you get the best sounding results when converting your audio? Sonnox Codec Toolbox takes care of that and much more.

Review: Wave Alchemy Afro Latin Percussion Vol 1

Wave Alchemy, the makers of some truly tasty sample packs, have been on our radar for a while. Afro Latin Percussion 1 is one of their most recent packs and Hollin Jones takes it out for a spin.

Review: Kuassa Amplifikation Vermillion Rack Extension

Oh the joys of Propellerhead's Rack Extensions is not only great for 3rd party developers, but also for me and you - the end user! Hollin Jones checks out Kuassa's guitar amp RE in this review.

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.