Gear/Software

Pioneer CDJ-3000

With the CDJ’s ubiquity in clubland, and at this price point, it was always going to create a stir…

Korg Volca Sample2

Korg has updated its popular Volca Sample with USB sample import. But is it enough to justify the price bump?

Waves Ovox Vocal ReSynthesis

This plugin from Waves wants to be your go-to vocal processor. Is it more than just another vocoder?…

Waves MultiMod Rack

The latest plugin from Waves’ journey into distortion is the MultiMod Rack, a multi-band distortion and effects unit that…

ASM Hydrasynth Desktop

ASM’s all-digital Hydrasynth is packed with features and is certainly impressive on paper but does it live up to its promise?

Solid State Logic SSL 2+ Offers Analogue Warmth Appeals to Musicians and DJs alike

The iconic Solid State Logic has always been known for its incredible but pricey analogue and digital audio mixing consoles…

iZotope Neutron 3: Think Globally and Act Locally

This AI mixing assistance technology has been around for a while now. What does iZotope’s Neutron offer in its…

Ozone 9 – Mastering the Modules

Up next on the test bench is iZotope’s Ozone 9. Released just two years after Ozone 8, is it…

Newfangled Audio Generate

Generate, from Newfangled Audio and Eventide Audio, combines chaos, physics, and West Coast synthesis. Is this synth plugin more than the sum of its parts?

Output Thermal

Output has hit another one out of the park with Thermal, an intuitive and inspiring multiband distortion plugin.

Waves Abbey Road Studio 3

Can a plug-in effectively recreate the sweet spot monitoring position of the hallowed Studio 3 at Abbey Road?…

IK Multimedia UNO Synth

Can a £210 analogue monosynth strike the right balance between price, sound, design and durability? James Russell puts the batteries…

Akai Professional MPC Beats

Akai professional’s free MPC Beats DAW is great for beginners and experienced producers alike.

Knif Audio Knifonium

Just when you think every worthwhile synthesizer has been emulated for the plugin domain, along comes Knif Audio’s Knifonium to prove you very, very wrong.

FabFilter Pro-Q 3

‘It’s a state-of-the-art equalizer carrying all the tools you need to take command over the frequency…

NI Komplete Kontrol A25

We take a closer look at the NI Komplete Kontrol A25, a well designed and good quality controller which is…

Novation Launchkey 49 Mk3

Novation impresses with its latest controller, Launchkey 49 Mk3.

FabFilter Saturn 2

FabFilter’s Saturn 2 is a great-sounding update to the multiband distortion plugin.

ADPTR Metric AB

Plugin Alliance’s ADTPR Metric AB promises a comprehensive solution to mix referencing. DJ Pangburn explains further.…

Cableguys TimeShaper

“A highly affordable plugin to quickly spice up otherwise sterile sounding audio.” We put Cableguys’ TimeShaper to the test.…

Arturia OB-Xa V

Arturia finally adds the Oberheim OB-Xa to its list of emulations.

Waves StudioRack

Waves’ plugin chainer StudioRack is a boon for hardcore Waves users.

UVI BeatBox Anthology 2

UVI’s comprehensive drum instrument gets a major upgrade. Jonny Strinati puts it to the test.…

Structural Effects: Why Eventide Fission is a Genuine Game Changer

Eventide’s newest effect is based around unique signal processing technology. Greg Scarth finds out why it really does bring…

Kilohearts Phase Plant

Kilohearts Phase Plant combines wavetable synthesis with samples and virtual analogue.

Korg Nu:Tekt NTS-1

Korg’s NTS-1 puts the digital oscillator from the Prologue and effects section from the Minilogue XD in a small synth that you put together yourself.

Fabfilter Pro-R

FabFilter’s algorithmic reverb plugin offers a user-friendly approach to ambient effects. Jonny Strinati puts it to the test…

UVI Synth Anthology II

UVI’s Synth Anthology reaches version 2. Jonny Strinati finds out what the update has to offer.…

Elektron Model:Cycles

Elektron’s latest is another inspiring and fun entry in their Model groovebox series.…

Roland Jupiter-Xm

Any return of a Jupiter-badged synth from Roland is likely to pique interest. But how about a ‘best of…

Wave Alchemy Revolution

Wave Alchemy’s latest instrument replicates some of the most sought-after vintage drum machines. Jonny Strinati puts it to…

BeatSkillz Slam Pro

Slam Pro is the latest in a line of products from BeatSkillz aimed at electronic music producers. We investigate.…

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