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Review: Novation Launchkey Controller

The Novation Lauchkey Controller is here and happily Tadhg Leonard has put it through its paces in this feature review. So, how does it perform?

Review: BossJock Studio for iPad

Thinking of producing your own live (real-time) radio show or podcast? Want to make it iPad based? Enter BossJock Studio for iPad. Mike Watkinson checks it out.

Review: Numark Orbit

Buttons, pads, flashing lights. You've seen them all before in a MIDI controller, right? So, what does Numark's Orbit controller bring to the mix that makes it so impressive? G. W. Childs finds out.

Review: Traktor DJ for iPhone

Following in the footsteps of its larger sibling, Traktor DJ for iPhone from Native Instruments packs a punch bigger than its screen size suggests. Hollin Jones put it through its paces.

Review: Moog Sub Phatty

The latest of the Moog synthesisers, the gritty Sub Phatty has caused quite a stir since its release. In this in depth review, Sara Simms finds it great for both classic/retro and futuristic sounds.

Review: PX7 FM Synthesizer

Remember the DX-7? You may have owned one and may recall its retro FM synthesis sounds, but how hard it was to program. Propellerhead have created the PX7 with mappable parameters. Is it a keeper?

Dubstep Production Techniques in Live 9

If you're into Skrillex, Doctor P, Flux Pavillion and Excision, you'll love this video course on Dubstep Production in Live 9 by The Sound Tutor. In his own words, he breaks down what you'll learn.

Review: The Blues EZX for EZ Drummer

Toontrack are back with a new Blues expansion pack featuring the veteran Swedish blues drummer Hans Lindb├Ąck to sample two of his kits and perform the MIDI library. Toby Pitman plays the Blues!

Review: M-Audio Axiom Air 61

M-Audio's popular Axiom series of keyboard controllers comes in different sizes and with some nifty included software, too! G. W. Childs gives the 61-key version a thorough work-out in this review.

Review: Thor for iPad

Propellerhead create great sounding synths & playable apps for iOS devices! As soon as Thor for iPad was released, G. W. Childs, one of the original sound designers, took it for a long spin.

Review: Livid Base

Livid Instruments' Base has finally come out of our review labs... G.W. Childs find out just how perfect the pressure-sensitive pads, touch sliders and buttons are on this controller/instrument!

Review: Steinberg WaveLab 8

So you want to concentrate on editing audio or mastering a track? Rather than turn to your DAW with all the bells and whistles check out Steinberg's admired WaveLab 8, for Mac & PC.

Review: Loom, A Dream Weaver Of A Synth

Loom, an additive virtual synth from Air Music Technology, has turned a lot of heads - including Noah Pred's. Find out if this 64-bit synth sounds as good as it looks in this in depth review.

Review: FXpansion Bloom

Calling FXPansion's Bloom a delay plug-in is like referring to an iPhone as a... phone! Sure, at its heart it does delays, but Bloom can do so much more thanks to its extra effects processors.

Creating Quick And Dirty Drum Sounds

Every DAW worth its salt can help to create distorted, lo-fi drum sounds. In this tutorial, Toby Pitman shows his dirtying techniques that'll make your drums beg you for some soap and water.