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Review: FXpansion DCAM Dynamics

MPVHub was fortunate enough to get hold of the first copy of FXpansion's new DCAM Dynamics pack. Find out why Hollin Jones finds this to be an excellent suite for the studio musician.

Review: Korg Kronos

The Korg Kronos is a true beast of a synth workstation. Peter Schwartz provides an insider's experience in this massively in-depth Kronos review for MPVHub. Get ready to have your mind blown!

Review: FXpansion Tremor

Although drum synths & samplers have become standard fare within most modern DAWs there’s still a huge appetite for 3rd party offerings. Hollin Jones trembles not and puts Tremor through its paces.

Review: Twisted Tools S-Layer for Reaktor

Twisted Tool create some tasty Reaktor ensembles… so you can imagine our excitement when we received an early copy of their new S-Layer to review! Did it live up to our high expectations? Read on...

Review: Native Instruments The Giant

Native Instruments' latest instrument is perfectly described by its title. This is a behemoth, titan… a Giant of a sampled piano instrument. Toby Pitman lifts the lid and discovers size does matter.

Review: LIVKONTROL for iPad

There are Ableton controller for iOS to suit most needs and budgets. Liine's Lemur app is already an extraordinarily excellent choice. Gary Hiebner checks out a simpler alternative in LIVKONTROL.

Review: Rhythm Pad for iOS

Suddenly there's many drum pad apps out there for the iOS platform. With so many good ones available how does Rhythm Pad fare against the more established kings of the pack?

Review: iRig Mix for iOS Musicians and DJs

The iRig Mix has turned a few heads in the DJ world. Is this dual-channel hardware mixer the perfect companion for iOS DJs? Rounik Sethi spins some tunes… and investigates.

NEWS: FXpansion Announce Etch Red Reason Rack Extension

FXpansion, (BFD2, GEIST and Tremor), have released their first Rack Extension: Etch Red - the awesome filtering effect. Now Reason 6.5 users can get in on the action and scratch that itch (sic) Etch.

Review: Apogee JAM for iOS and Mac

Apogee have risen to the challenge to create an affordable studio quality interface for the discerning iPad & iPhone wielding guitarist. Rounik Sethi put JAM to the test!

Reason 6.5: An Overview

One of the most popular requests by Reason users over the years has been for 3rd-party plug-in hosting. The 6.5 update has delivered just that with a focus on elegance, stability and performance.

NEWS: IK Multimedia Release AmpliTube Slash!

IK Multimedia have been busy behind the scenes cooking up something guitarists and Slash fans will love: AmpliTube Slash for iPhone, iPad and Mac/PC. Read on to find out more...

Review: Arturia Oberheim SEM V

The original hardware Oberheim SEM was a much loved subtractive synth in its day. Arturia have recreated the SEM as a soft synth… so how does it measure it to past glories and present day competition?

Liine and Livid Announce Hybrid Control

Liine and Livid announce Hybrid Control – Liine's Griid, now Core MIDI compatible, and Livid's Code join forces to present powerful Hybrid Control for Ableton Live…

Review: McDSP Futzbox

You can never have too many options for creating distortion effects. Toby Pitman crushes, crumples, squeezes and mangles sounds using McDSP's Futzbox plug-in.