Reviews: Hardware

iRig Pre HD by IK Multimedia

Handy microphone recording solution for every pocket - quite literally; a small, inexpensive interface with A class preamps.

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (01-2018)

IK Multimedia - iRig Acoustic Stage

  Just plug your acoustic or nylon guitar and start recording, no matter if you're at home or on the road. It's small, simple to use and sounds great - that's the IK iRig Acoustic Stage.   by Alex Arsov, Mar.

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (03-2017)

Arturia Minilab Mk II

When the sum is far more than its parts. A rock solid keyboard with perfectly integrated software.

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (01-2017)

iRig Keys 37 by IK Multimedia

What can help you decide between the many different mini MIDI keyboards available? Maybe IK Multimedia has something for us, so let's see what iRig Keys 37 can offer with its three octaves of little keys.

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (11-2016)

IK Multimedia iRig HD

A portable high-quality interface that plugs into your computer/phone/tablet for recording your guitar. Future is knocking and its name is iRig HD.

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (07-2016)

Sub Phatty by Moog

In this hardware synthesizer review, our reviewer checks out the Moog Sub Phatty. We take it for test drive with its many under-the-hood features, knob-laden interface, and a huge sound.

Read More by Rob Mitchell (03-2016)

YouRock MIDI Guitar YRG-1000 Gen 2 by Inspired Instruments

A dream come true - a MIDI controller in a guitar body, with strings and frets and without latency. A true life saver at a great price for all guitarists that need MIDI.

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (11-2015)

Review Launch Control XL by Novation

LaunchControl XL – a new controller from Novation. Could all those knobs, buttons and sliders become a hardware version of your DAW?

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (01-2015)

Review - Launchpad Mini by Novation

In this review, we look at Launchpad Mini, a smaller and much less expensive, but exceedingly capable, version of Launchpad S.

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (09-2014)

Review - Arturia Spark 2 and SparkLE Controller

Spark is a groovebox-like pattern-based sequencer. Add the SparkLE controller and you’ve got a groovy thing going.

Read More by Jon K. Carroll (09-2014)

Review - The Kaotica Eyeball

If you record in a less than ideal acoustic environments, you might find it easier to achieve consistent vocal sound using the Kaotica Eyeball. Read this to learn more.

Read More by Per Lichtman (05-2014)

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