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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.

Review: Korg iKaossilator 2.1

With hundreds of great music making apps for iOS, including those by Propellerhead, IK Multimedia & Moog the bar is set pretty high. So with all this action how is iKaossilator standing up?

Review: Cubase 6.5

Cubase, one of the most widely used cross-platform DAWs, recently received a rather tasty update. Now at 6.5, there are new synths, effects and features which Hollin Jones explores in this review.

Review: iZotope Iris

The biggest instrument release of the year so far has been from the clever people at iZotope. Ozone and RX have been lauded for their mixing & restoration abilities. So, how does Iris fare as a synth?

Review: iKlip Studio (An iPad Stand For Everyone)

If you rest your iPad on your lap or lean over it lying flat upon a desk, the new iKlip Studio stand is designed for you. It’s a sturdy, adjustable desktop stand compatible with all 3 iPad models.

Review: Waves BassRider

Mixing bass can be a struggle, especially when slapping a standard compressor on the track doesn’t even things out. Darren Burgos tests out BassRider as an alternative to manually riding faders.

Review: IK MultiMedia DJ Rig iOS App

Mo Volans got hands on with IK Multimedia's DJ Rig app for iPhone and iPad and was hugely impressed with the innovative features, effects and possibilities.