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Review: Skanner XT Update

There's no doubting that Native Instruments' Skanner XT is an awesome instrument - albeit a hard one to categorize. Mo Volans peeks inside what's new in this synth/effects wonder plug-in.

Review: RME UCX

RME are well known for their high quality audio interfaces. In this feature review Mike Watkinson puts the UCX through its paces and finds out that it has a useful trick up its sleeve.

Apogee Introduces Quartet: 4-In, 8-Out Audio Interface

Following on from the tease announcement last week by Apogee, the Quartet has been officially unveiled. With these specs the Quartet is going to find its way onto many musicians gear lust lists!

Review: iRig PRE Connects Professional Mics to iOS Devices

The iPhone is great for the audio recording journalist and musician on the go. But wouldn't it be great if you could connect your existing studio mics too? Now you can with IK Multimedia's iRig PRE

NEWS: Pioneer Announces DJ Controller For Easy Mixing: DDJ-WeGO

Pioneer launches new portable DJing controller, DDJ-WeGO, for beginners on-the-go with impressive feature set.

Review: Camel Audio Alchemy Mobile

Alchemy Mobile for iOS, based on Alchemy for desktop, provides powerful and upgradable features. Rory Dow digs in to Camel Audio's excellent mobile synth.

Review: Auria for iPad

As convenient and cool as an iPad is… it lacks a pro level DAW that'll replace your need for a laptop. And then along came Auria HD! Is this the first "real" DAW for iPad?

Review: Hybrid Control by Livid and Liine

Two forward thinking companies: Livid Instruments and Liine combine Code (hardware) and Griid (iOS app) to great effect. G. W. Childs takes a holistic view of the resulting fusion in this review.

Review: U-he Diva

With musicians demanding more and more hardware analog emulations in software format, Mo Volans tried u-he's Diva on for size. To say he was impressed would be an understatement! Read more...

Review: Scuffham Amps S-Gear

With a number of existing software amp simulation plug-ins already available, Toby Pitman plug-ins to Scuffham Amps S-Gear latest offering and discovers some very pleasing tones for just $75!

Review: iZotope Alloy 2, Sound Shaping Power in a Plug-In

Every digital musician has a tool box of plug-ins they depend on. Could iZotope's Alloy 2 be the go-to dynamics and sound shaping plug-in you'll reach for no matter what? Hollin Jones sizes it up.

Review: Permut8 by Sonic Charge

The announcement of the Permut8 plug-in by Sonic Charge brought with it both adoring comments and head scratching. G.W. Childs gets to the core of this glitchy audio plug-in in this excellent review.

Review: McDSP ML4000 ML4

Many DAWs come with a bundled Multi-band compressor… David Earl puts the McDSP ML4000 ML4 through its paces and discovers there's more to this plug-in than meets the eye.

Review: iSequence HD for iPad

Heard of iSequence HD for iPad? Yes, it is related to iSequence for iPhone… but has a whole lot more about it, including excellent sounds, recording and editing features. Hollin Jones checks it out.

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.