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    Ethernet Audio

    Everything You Need To Know About Audio-Over-IP

    Already dominant elsewhere, audio-over-IP is poised to take over the studio world. We explain how it works — and why there are so many protocols!

    Techniques Jul 2017
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    Apple iPad

    App Works: Making Music On The Move

    Apple quietly introduced a new iPad in a press release towards the end of March — called simply iPad. It isn’t a new flagship for the company, more an affordable replacement for the iPad Air.

    Reviews Jun 2017
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    Migrating To A New Music PC

    How To Take Your OS & DAW With You

    Is it possible to transfer everything from your existing Windows music computer to a new machine, or should you start afresh?

    Techniques Apr 2017
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    Q. Should I partition my iMac’s SSD?

    I’ve recently bought an iMac and would be grateful for any advice on how to set up the hard drives for music...

    Sound Advice Apr 2017
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    Intel's Latest CPUs: Which One's Best For Audio?

    Benchmark Testing Intel’s Latest CPUs

    Intel’s whole CPU range has undergone a refresh over the last 12 months. We report on the performance of their new processors and their suitability for audio.

    Reviews Oct 2016
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    Apple 9.7-Inch iPad Pro

    Tablet Computer

    Apple recently unveiled their second model in the iPad Pro range: the smaller 9.7-inch iPad Pro with the same dual-core, 64-bit A9X system-on-chip as its big brother.

    Reviews Jul 2016
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    Summer NAMM ’16: Slick Audio 5000 Series

    Rack mounted customisable PC for music

    If you're an audio professional and Windows user, then the Slick Audio 5000 series might be the ...

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    Apple’s iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Vs Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4

    Screen Test

    Both Apple’s and Microsoft’s flagship tablet devices are large, powerful and elegant. But which is best for musicians?

    Reviews May 2016
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    Windows 10 For Musicians

    All You Need To Know Before Upgrading

    Microsoft’s latest OS offers potential benefits for musicians and recording engineers — but is now the right time to move to Windows 10?

    Reviews Nov 2015
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    Q. Should I choose Windows 8 or 10?

    I’m currently looking into a new music PC build and wondered which Windows operating system you’d recommend.

    Sound Advice Oct 2015
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    Microsoft Surface 3

    Tablet Computer

    The baby brother of the Surface Pro 3, this is the first non–Pro Surface tablet to run full Windows 8.1...

    Reviews Sep 2015
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    CPU Performance Tested

    The Need For Speed

    Our benchmark tests show you which CPUs offer the best audio performance, whether you’re on a budget or money’s no object.

    Reviews Jul 2015
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    Apple iPhone 6


    While the iPhone 6 might not be the most aesthetically pleasing device Apple have made, it’s obviously the most powerful so far and with the largest displays yet seen on an iPhone.

    Reviews Dec 2014
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    Q. Do laptops sound worse when using an AC adapter?

    A mastering engineer told me that, when playing back source files from his laptop into a high-quality USB-connected D-A, the...

    Sound Advice Nov 2014
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    MEL Lab Cel4 & TX3

    Reference Microphone

    The Cel4 is a reference microphone with a built-in 3.5mm four-pole connector and has been optimised for use with laptops, tablets and similar devices.

    Reviews Oct 2014
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    Q. How can I rid my PC of annoying background noises?

    I've recently added some new gear to my PC-based studio and now get low-level whistling noises through my loudspeakers that...

    Sound Advice Aug 2014
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    Tablet-controlled Mixers


    In the world of live sound, the tablet revolution is much more than just hype: it really does have the potential to turn front-of-house mixing on its head.

    Reviews Jun 2014
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    Q. Are hybrid solid-state drives any good for audio?

    Solid-state drives (SSDs) seem expensive, and I've seen some so-called 'hybrid' drives which combine a small solid-...

    Sound Advice May 2014
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    Q. What's the best way to upgrade my audio computer's system drive?

    I want to replace my Windows 7 PC's system drive with a solid‑state drive, but I have a lot of software on there that I...

    Sound Advice Apr 2014
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    Taking The Strain Off Your CPU

    PC Notes

    Improve your PC's performance by taking the strain off your CPU.

    Techniques Mar 2014
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    Making Music On The Move

    Apple iPad Air • Mellotronics M3000

    Reviews Feb 2014


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