Gear/Software

ROLI Seaboard RISE

Boundary-pushing London company ROLI specialise in innovative keyboard instruments. Greg Scarth finds out if their entry-level RISE controller…

E-RM Multiclock

E-RM specialise in improving the timing of your equipment. Greg Scarth checks out their new Multiclock, which offers sample…

Korg Volca Sample

Greg Scarth checks out the latest addition to Korg’s Volca range: a unique sample sequencer with its own character…

Akai iMPC Pro

Greg Scarth discovers that Akai’s latest app is a virtual MPC worthy of the name.…

Acoustica Mixcraft Pro Studio 7

Acoustica’s company philosophy strives for user friendliness above all else. Does the latest version of their affordable DAW still…

Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2

With its first major update since 2008, Omnisphere expands to become an even more powerful synth. Greg Scarth explores its…

ERM Midiclock

When working with MIDI hardware, a stable clock signal is the key to accurate timing. Greg Scarth checks out a…

iZotope Nectar 2

Offering a total of 11 vocal processors including compression, EQ and reverb, Nectar 2 promises a lot for one plugin…

UVI Relayer

UVI’s Relayer is a fully-featured delay plugin with a few unique tricks up its sleeve. Greg Scarth puts…

Synchro Arts Revoice Pro 3

One of the leading vocal pitch correction programs gets a major update. Greg Scarth explores the creative potential of Revoice…

Roland AIRA VT-3 Voice Transformer

The VT-3 is the surprise package of the AIRA range. Greg Scarth finds out if it might become a…

Ableton Push

Waiting to get your hands on Ableton’s innovative hardware controller? So did we. As supply finally catches up with…

U-he HIVE

U-he follow their fiendishly complex Bazille synth with a much more straightforward plugin. Greg Scarth puts HIVE to the…

AIAIAI TMA-2

AIAIAI’s update to the much-loved TMA-1 headphones introduces class-leading customisation options. Greg Scarth puts them to…

KMI QuNeo & QuNexus

Keith McMillen Instruments’ unique MIDI controllers conceal incredibly deep features and unparalleled customisability.…

ATC SCM25A Pro

Does the ultimate nearfield monitor exist? If it does, Greg Scarth thinks he might have found it.…

D16 Sigmund

Greg Scarth puts the latest version of D16’s versatile delay plugin to the test.…

M-Audio Trigger Finger Pro

Another contender joins the crowded pad controller market. Greg Scarth checks out the new version of M-Audio’s ever…

Wavesfactory TrackSpacer 2.0

Could the second generation of Wavesfactory’s utility plugin solve the age-old problem of making space for all the…

Apple Logic Pro X

Four years in the making, the latest version of Apple’s flagship DAW introduces an overhaul of the interface and…

WaveDNA Liquid Rhythm

The latest update to WaveDNA’s unique beat programming software introduces a number of attractive new options. Greg Scarth explores…

Bitwig Studio

The latest DAW on the market promises to address some of the weaknesses of existing options, but can it succeed…

Sample Magic Magic AB

Sample Magic makes the leap from samples and MIDI packs into the world of plugins. The result is a simple…

Ableton Live 9 Suite

The latest incarnation of Ableton’s game-changing DAW is one of the year’s most hotly anticipated software releases…

Roland AIRA TB-3 Touch Bassline

Is it ever wise to reinvent a classic? Greg Scarth finds out if Roland’s new take on the 303…

Roland AIRA TR-8 Rhythm Performer

The AIRA drum machine offers hints of 808 and 909. But as Greg Scarth discovers, it’s not quite the…

iZotope Trash 2

Version 1 of iZotope’s Trash lasted ten years without a major update. We put the newly updated distortion plugin…

Sonic Charge Permut8

Sonic Charge’s Permut8 – a delay-based plugin that embraces the sounds of ‘primitive signal processing hardware’ has been the…

Elektron Analog Keys

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AIR Vacuum Pro

AIR Music Technology’s reputation as a producer of high quality effects and virtual instruments stems from their early work…

NI Traktor Kontrol F1

Native Instruments’ new dedicated Traktor controller unlocks the potential of the DJ software’s Remix Decks.…

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2

Focusrite’s diminutive Scarlett 2i2 bucks the trend for complexity, offering a simple, solid, good sounding and very affordable audio…