Mila hands-on: Much smarter (and pricier) than your average air purifier

Whether you have allergies or just want to breathe the freshest air possible, an air purifier could be a wise purchase. Air purifiers are able to remove fine particles like dust, pollen, pet dander and smoke. They’ve also been proven to capture airbo...

SSL’s UF8 DAW controller is a luxury in search of an audience

My studio setup, like many bedroom producers’, is a hodgepodge of random nonsense. Honestly there are a lot of pain points in my current workflow, but one of the biggest is mixing. I use a Tascam 424 Portastudio (yes the kind that records to cassette...

Ableton Live 11: The biggest upgrades explained

Ableton announced Live 11 in mid November and now it's finally here. The latest version of its incredibly popular DAW is out of beta and available to all. The list of new features in Live 11 is long and impressive: Comping; linked track editing;...

This $70 S Pen/case combo won’t turn your S21 Ultra into a Galaxy Note

It seems more likely than ever that the Galaxy Note line as we know it is on its way out, and that's sure to be dire news for fans of the S Pen. Or will it? With the launch of this year's Galaxy S21 Ultra, Samsung is apparently trying to give its fan...

Novation Circuit Tracks is a worthy successor to a beloved groovebox

Novation’s Circuit groovebox is a pretty beloved piece of entry-level music making gear. And with good reason. Its two polyphonic synth tracks and four sample-based drum tracks give it a surprising amount of flexibility for something that’s only $329...

Arturia updates the MicroFreak synth with three new oscillators

When Arturia launched the MicroFreak in early 2019 I said “there's nothing stopping Arturia from adding more oscillators down the road through firmware updates.” They have born that out time and time again. In January of last year it added a noise so...

Arturia’s JUN-6 is a free chorus plugin based on the iconic Juno synth

One of the most cherished chorus effects ever isn’t some piece of expensive studio rack gear or a guitar pedal with piles of knobs. Instead its the almost painfully simple chorus unit built into Roland’s ‘80s era Juno synths. Arturia’s new V Collecti...