There's lot of software and hardware tools perfect for sound designers, but with so many choices it can be hard to find what you need. Mo Volans outlines his 10 favourite studio tools for the job.
Roland's drum machines more or less defined the '80s, but can the TR-8 do the same for a new century?
Just how epic exactly is Zero-G's Epica virtual instrument? Does it live up to its name? Hollin Jones is on a quest to find out.
The original Apogee Jam was a breakthrough device for iOS musicians, it allowed guitarists to record cleanly and digitally into the 30-pin port. How does the newest iteration measure measure up?
Featuring Unison technology for Apollo mic preamps, full AAX 64 support for Mac, and OS X Mavericks compatibility, UAD software 7.5 has arrived. Plus get a 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ plug-in... free!
If you're in the market for a digital mixer that's easy to use, with enough options for customization too, then Line 6's StageScape M20d is worth your attention. Mat Vanacoro gives it a full test.
Despite the excellence of Audiobus, switching between apps on iOS to create music can be a drag. Wouldn't it be nice if there was one app with a good range of synths inside? Enter Korg Gadget.
Pioneer's DDJ-SR doesn't only look the part, as Sara Simms discovered, it also happens to be well designed and roadworthy, all while giving you complete creative control in your DJing exploits.
There's iPad apps a plenty floating around for musicians, so what makes Cotracks stand out from the crowd? As its name suggests, Cotracks enables more than one person to collaborate on one iPad.
If you're looking for guitar loops that stand out from the crowd and are not your typical rock or metal loops, then Wave Alchemy's Modern Guitar Tools pack could be right for your studio.
Continuing our series on uncovering some of the best devices available for Ableton Live 9's Max for Live, certified trainer Noah Pred explores Peter McCullock's SubtleSonic AnalogKick.
Billed as the next big "modern groove designer" for Kontakt, Heavyocity's DM-307 brings their much admired cinematic sculpted sonics into the world of EDM drums, rhythms and fat beats.
Sometimes, especially when producing EDM, you just want to add more bass to your tracks. Darren Burgos gets the low-down on 3 capable low frequency enhancer plug-ins, but which one wins?
I'm guessing you love your keyboard controller, Traktor S4, or [insert favorite piece of hardware here]? And when traveling you want to keep your gear safe and comfy, right? Enter MONO EFX bags.
BML Horns from Spitfire Audio gives you access to French Horn sections beautifully recorded at Air Studios, London. Toby Pitman takes a closer inside this impressive Kontakt instrument.