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Review: The Mighty M5 for Kontakt

Does the world need another sample library of another classic synth? When it's as well done Mighty M5 for Kontakt by Boxedear.com then the answer is a resounding YES! G. W. Childs puts it to the test.

Review: iZotope Ozone Rack Extension

Once Propellerhead announced Rack Extensions in Reason 6.5 it was incredible how quickly the best audio developers released their plug-ins for this new format. Mo Volans checks out iZotope's offering.

Review: Arturia Spark Vintage Drum Machines

Looking for a drum machine? Arturia are well known for software emulations of classic hardware instruments. Hollin Jones plugs-in to the Spark Creative Drum Machine for a user-friendly experience.

Review: Strike. The Virtual Drummer for Pro Tools

Do you need an incredibly realistic and flexible virtual drummer to run in Pro Tools? Mike Watkinson checks out the superb Strike RTAS virtual instruments in this in depth review.

Review: Slash, Now Available as an App

The famous Slash hairdo may be unobtainable, but his signature guitar tones are within reach for iOS users thanks to IK Multimedia. Mike Watkinson steps forward to test the shred power of this app!

Review: Buffre Beat Repeater Rack Extension for Reason 6.5

When it comes to road testing a glitch rack extension for Reason, there's no one better placed than G. W. Childs! He's so enthused by its potential he's also created a video tutorial on it for MPV!

Review: FXpansion DCAM Dynamics

MPVHub was fortunate enough to get hold of the first copy of FXpansion's new DCAM Dynamics pack. Find out why Hollin Jones finds this to be an excellent suite for the studio musician.

Review: Korg Kronos

The Korg Kronos is a true beast of a synth workstation. Peter Schwartz provides an insider's experience in this massively in-depth Kronos review for MPVHub. Get ready to have your mind blown!

Review: FXpansion Tremor

Although drum synths & samplers have become standard fare within most modern DAWs there’s still a huge appetite for 3rd party offerings. Hollin Jones trembles not and puts Tremor through its paces.

Review: Twisted Tools S-Layer for Reaktor

Twisted Tool create some tasty Reaktor ensembles… so you can imagine our excitement when we received an early copy of their new S-Layer to review! Did it live up to our high expectations? Read on...

Review: Native Instruments The Giant

Native Instruments' latest instrument is perfectly described by its title. This is a behemoth, titan… a Giant of a sampled piano instrument. Toby Pitman lifts the lid and discovers size does matter.

Review: LIVKONTROL for iPad

There are Ableton controller for iOS to suit most needs and budgets. Liine's Lemur app is already an extraordinarily excellent choice. Gary Hiebner checks out a simpler alternative in LIVKONTROL.

Review: Rhythm Pad for iOS

Suddenly there's many drum pad apps out there for the iOS platform. With so many good ones available how does Rhythm Pad fare against the more established kings of the pack?

Review: iRig Mix for iOS Musicians and DJs

The iRig Mix has turned a few heads in the DJ world. Is this dual-channel hardware mixer the perfect companion for iOS DJs? Rounik Sethi spins some tunes… and investigates.

NEWS: FXpansion Announce Etch Red Reason Rack Extension

FXpansion, (BFD2, GEIST and Tremor), have released their first Rack Extension: Etch Red - the awesome filtering effect. Now Reason 6.5 users can get in on the action and scratch that itch (sic) Etch.