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Review: iZotope Nectar Elements

iZotope's Nectar Elements is designed for the singer/songwriter/producer recording vocals on a budget. Lynda Arnold plugs in and tests out this suite. Find out if she sings its praises in this review.

Review: Echobode RE by Sonic Charge

Does Sonic Charge's Echobode Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason give you all the echo/delay you'll ever need? G. W. Childs puts this plug-in to the test repeatedly.

Review: Livid CNTRL:R

Designed by Richie Hawtin and Livid Instruments, is CNTRL:R the next evolutionary step for music production controllers? DJ and producer Sara Simms investigates.

Review: Native Instruments Action Strings

Looking for a better solution for strings samples, that don't sound like they've been played on a keyboard? Enter Action Strings. Hollin Jones checks out their character and sonic quality.

How Sound Affects You: Using Drones in Your Music

Most, if not all, of us "feel" emotions when listening to music. In this article, Lynda Arnold explores the use of drones and how they could be used not just for healing music, but all music genres.

Review: IK Multimedia iRig Stomp

The iRig Stomp from IK Multimedia allows you to use your guitar with your iPad... without cracking the screen with your foot! Mike Watkinson puts his foot down in this revealing review.

Review: Arturia iMini for iPad

When Arturia announced iMini for iPad there was literally a stampede of writers trying to get their hands on it. Hollin Jones persevered and discovers it's more than just a pretty interface!

Review: Vestax VCI-400: Mix Your Heart Out

The latest addition to the Vestax fleet of VCI DJ Controllers is the VCI-400. Noah Pred puts it through its paces in this in depth review.

Review: Arturia Spark

Hardware / software hybrid drum machine, Arturia Spark works nicely straight out of the box. Mo Volans puts this luminous, rubber-buttoned piece of kit to the test in our in-depth review.

5 Free AudioPlug-ins You Really Should Know About

Visiting the music studio of a friend often results in a plug-in comparison conversation. Not all plug-ins will empty your wallet or bank account though, as G. W. Childs discovers in this article

Review: The Sonnet Echo Express Pro

What is the Sonnet Echo Express Pro and how can it impact your studio workflow in a positive way? Logic Pro author and guru, Jay Asher, seeks the answer in this review.

Review: Ableton Push: Instrument and Much More

How far does Push redefine the boundaries of composition for Live users? Just how good is this revolutionary instrument for beat making and melody creation? Noah Pred explores the pull factor.

Review: Ableton Live 9

Arguably the most revolutionary of all recent DAWs just got an upgrade. How does Ableton's Live 9 fare in a real-world review? G. W. Childs puts it through its paces and finds out.

Ableton Live 9 Tutorials Now at AskVideo & macProVideo

Need to learn Ableton Live 9 & Push? Want the knowledge & techniques streamed direct to your brain? You’ve come to the right place! Your Ableton journey of mastery starts here.

Review: Pioneer DDJ-WeGO DJ Controller

Pioneer's new DDJ-WeGo controller packs a mean punch in a small package. At first glance it's affordable, feature-filled and portable. Hollin Jones finds out how "pro" can WeGo ... (sic).