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Review: QuNeo, The Ultimate 3D Pad Controller?

There are a number of innovative MIDI controllers coming through: Ableton Push & ROLI's Seaboard to name a few. Darren Burgos reviews another unusual one. Find out if the QuNeo pushes his buttons.

Review: Alesis Vortex Keytar

At one stage during the 80s it looked like Keytars were going to become the instrument of choice... Mo Volans picks up the new Alesis Vortex keytar to find out if this controller may spark a revival.

Review: Transistor Revolution by Wave Alchemy

Want a top notch sample library? One place to start looking is Wave Alchemy, especially if you're after Kontakt instruments. Toby Pitman checks out the 909/808 based Transistor Revolution.

10 Free Plug-ins for Pro Tools 10

Just because it's free doesn't mean it isn't valuable! And the same goes for plug-ins! Mike Watkinson finds 10 free plug-in gems for use in Avid's Pro Tools 10 DAW.

Review: Propellerhead Reason 7

The latest version of Propellerhead Reason is here! Mo Volans puts Reason 7's new features through a rigorous test, from parallel channels to the External MIDI instrument and the new REX features.

Review: Pianoteq 4, The Future of Virtual Pianos Has Arrived

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.

iOS Music Theory Apps: Ear Training with InTune and Quiztones

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.

Review: Korg MS-20 Mini

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.

Review: Akai EIE Pro

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.

Review: Art Vista Back Beat Bass

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

Review: Cubase iC Pro

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.

Review: Zerodebug d(- -)b for iPad

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.

New Gear Highlights from Musikmesse 2013

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

Review: Heavyocity AEON Collection

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.

Review: Audiobus: "Rewire" for iOS Audio Apps

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!!