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Review: Propellerhead’s Balance Interface

Propellerhead is famous for their popular and great-sounding music software. So when they announced a new audio interface, Balance, Mo Volans wasted no time in putting it through its paces.

Review: Samson Meteor Microphone

There have been a number of new microphones hitting the market of late. One of these, the Samson Meteor, certainly has scored high on looks, so Mike Watkinson takes it out for an audio test drive.

Review: Damage by Native Instruments

Native Instruments and Heavocity are back with a new instrument: Damage. With over 30 GB of dark, aggressive, industrial and percussive sounds, Hollin Jones sets out to measure its devastating impact.

Review: Native Instruments iMaschine

Maschine has been a runaway success since its launch and Maschine Mikro looks set to follow the same path also. Mo Volans picks up iMaschine for iPhone to see how this groove sketchpad measures up.

Review: Rhythm Studio for iOS by Pulse Code

One particular music creation app, Rhythm Studio, has been consistently popular on the App Store of late. Rounik Sethi taps into the iTunes consciousness and explores its sonic capabilities.

Review: Maschine Mikro

How is it possible to make something as successful & popular as Maschine better? Easy: Make it smaller without compromising on functionality or usability. Mo Volans puts the Mikro to the test.

Audio Hijack Pro: Bringing Sampling Back to Electronic Music

If you want to sample snippets of audio on your Mac, like a YouTube video, don't get caught up in cables and interface ins and outs! G.W. Childs breaks through the tangled wires with Audio Hijack Pro.

Reason 6: The New Mixing Console

Every DAW has a mixer so what makes Reason 6's new mixing console stand out from the pack? Mo Volans breaks down each aspect of this console from the SSL-modeled format to the master bus compressor.

Propellerhead Reason 6 Review

In the first article of our mammoth 6 days of Reason 6 Hub extravaganza, Mo Volans dives into one of the best music-making packages ever and explores what's changed and whether it's improved...

Review: WI Orchestra for iPhone & iPad

We've seen guitar amps, synths, sequencers and even mini and fully-featured Music Studios for iOS. Now there's an orchestral library that can fit in your pocket. Richard Lainhart tests it to the max!

iPad Review: the Alesis iO Dock

There are a growing number of accessories and controllers aimed at the iPad-wielding digital musician. Mike Watkinson takes a close look at the new Alesis iO Dock and all it has to offer.

Audio Review: TAL Vocoder

Good Vocoders can be hard to come and even harder to use. Find out how the TAL Vocoder sets itself apart from the rest of the crowd in this quick review by GW Childs IV.

Review: Novation Launchpad

I have just received my Novation Launchpad, and my oh my, what a controller! Coupled with Ableton Live, this is one mean live setup.

Review: Music Studio for iPad

There's no doubt that GarageBand for iPad is a great app (see various articles) but are there any alternatives that are worth your hard-earned iTunes vouchers?

Review: SampleWiz for iPad

Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater, iOS App Creator and macproVideo.com Trainer) has done it again. After the huge success of MorphWiz, Jordan has created a new iOS App for music creation, SampleWiz.