What makes a piano software instrument stand out from the crowd? Pro user endorsees like Guy Sigsworth? An authentic sound? A realistic and natural response? Toby Pitman discovers all three apply.
Your iPhone / iPad can help you when it comes to music theory. Lynda Arnold takes a closer look at the how well InTunes and Quiztones test help with training ears for musicians and producers.
Musicians often rave about analog hardware synths from yesteryear. So, what's it like to really get hands-on with one of the classics, re-imagined? Rishabh Rajan finds a Korg MS-20 on his doorstep.
Does Akai's EIE Pro audio interface live up to its tough looks and impressive feature list? Mo Volans takes this metallic monster into the review bunker and gives it a thorough work out.
Every once in a while you'll find a producer or musician who has bonded with a certain developer of an instrument, synth or sample library. Jay Asher explores the Back Beat Bass library from Art Vista
Steinberg's latest iOS app, Cubase iC Pro, is a nifty controller for Cubase on your Mac/PC. Hollin Jones investigates just how worthy this iOS controller really is.
There's lots of solutions for iPad DJs now. But the clever team behind touchAble, Zerodebug, have come up with a unique "modular" alternative: d(--)b. Mo Volans delves in deep.
Didn't make it down to Frankfurt for the Musikmesse 2013? Here's a roundup of some of the most enticing gear that caught our eye while walking the floor... from software to hardware & synths of course
Heavyocity are back and this time with something bigger than before: The AEON Collection. In this exclusive FIRST online review, Toby Pitman puts it through its paces.
If you wish to route audio and MIDI internally on a Mac, there are a number of useful options. On the iPad/iPhone platform, however, it becomes more tricky... that is until Audiobus arrived!!
USB microphones have matured over the past few years, and Blue Microphone's Spark Digital is proof that you don't need to compromise when it comes to looks and audio quality.
Audio Damage has built up a reputation of producing audio plug-ins that live up their name (in a good way!) Toby Pitman discovers their latest offering, Bitcom, provides many levels of destruction.
Mixed in Key's iMashup for iOS is designed to make making mashups much more manageable! Sara Simms takes it for spin in this feature review for MPV Hub.
Cakewalk are known for creating excellent tools for PC musicians. Now the Z3TA+2 synth is available for Mac! Once you've finished rejoicing, read the review by Noah Pred & download the 30 day trial!
There are suddenly more software solution for DJing than ever before. MixVibes have been in the field for a while, and have released CrossDJ Free recently. Mo Volans checks it out in this review.