We all know the usual suspects for music making on iPad: GarageBand, Auria, etc. If you're looking for apps that bring something new to the table, Toby Pitman shares 5 of the coolest.
Roland has done quite a job of teasing its new AIRA series of instruments, but it's finally here and we got our hands on some of the first hardware units in the country, starting with the TB-3.
The name 'Hans Zimmer' is enough to get most producers interested, but has Spitfire Audio created an equally high-quality percussion library? Toby Pitman puts it to the test.
A guitar that can tune itself? It's something many guitarists have dreamed of. TronicalTune, a clever bit of auto tuning kit, is designed for the pro & amateur crowd and Andy Bowen gives it spin.
Getting Dub Delay to sound right with standard digital plug-ins can be tricky. Fortunately, there's some delay units designed just for this and Sara Simms is on hand to explore 3 of her favorite ones.
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.