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Review: AudioHero

A site where you can choose a bespoke way to buy just the samples you need is always a welcome addition to the market. Could AudioHero save the day?

Novation Releases Peak Synth, First Look Video & In-depth Review

This brand new polysynth from the mighty Novation derives some of its DNA from the Bass Station II but there's far more to it than that. We got an exclusive first look at this powerful instrument.

Seven iOS MIDI Sequencers Worth Considering

With iOS now firmly established as a serious music-making platform, the apps you can get to program and produce have gone from strength to strength. Here are some of the best MIDI sequencers for iPad

Review: Tim Exile's SLOO - A Swarm Of Sound

Reaktor provides an almost endless set of sound design possibilities. So when Tim Exile really goes to town, you know he's going to produce something very special...

Review: Simply Sound SS1 Preamp

A pocket-sized preamp that can add up to 25dB of gain without raising the noise floor sounds too good to be true, right? Maybe not...

Review: UVI BeatHawk 2 for iOS

BeatHawk for iOS has had a major update with cool new features like Ableton Link support. G.W Childs finds out what else is new...

Review: Sonokinetic Espressivo

An atonal orchestral phrase library can be just the ticket when you're looking for something a little different for your scoring or composition work. Gary Hiebner road tests Sonokinetic's Espressivo.

Review: Sample Logic Rhythmology: Reconstructing Rhythms

Kontakt allows developers - with a great deal of work - to build some truly astonishing self-contained instruments. Noah Pred finds out if Sample Logic's Rhythmology is up there with the best.

Review: Teenage Engineering PO-32 Tonic

Teenage Engineering’s PO-32 Tonic features an upgraded hardware platform and a rather special new trick not seen in the other Pocket Operators. But what could it be?

Review: Universal Audio UAD 9.1 New Plug-Ins

This update to UAD's platform brings some new goodies, tweaks and upgrades to the party. Matt Vanacoro finds out what's inside...

Review: Heavyocity NOVO

The perfect string ensemble library is something many producers dream of. Have virtual instrument specialists Heavyocity nailed it with NOVO?

Review: Roland Cloud 4.0, Juno 106 & Jupiter 8

Roland has taken a new approach with its Cloud system and the latest additions are the classic Juno 106 and Jupiter 108 models. But how do they compare to the real thing?

Review: Audulus 3

Building instruments and processors from scratch isn’t always easy but can be very rewarding. Audulus 3 might just be the tool that persuades you to take the plunge.

Review: Behringer QX602MP3 Small Format Mixer

A mixer is an essential part of most music setups, but what if your needs are relatively modest? Behringer aims to deliver flexibility at a competitive price.

Focusrite Clarett OctoPre Review

Focusrite's iconic gear can be found in studios the world over and is known for its amazing quality. So what did Matt Vanacoro make of the new OctoPre?