Gear/Software

Roland MC-101

With the exception of the SE-02 synth, a collaboration with Studio Electronics, Roland has stubbornly doubled down on the…

Empress Effects – ZOIA 

Empress Effects is a renowned effects pedal maker. But with ZOIA, Empress attempts to combine instrumental effects with modular hardware…

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…

Massive X – The Tale of the Blockbuster

Massive X was always destined to be the tale of the blockbuster sequel. We find out if Native Instruments have…

How Analogue is the Roland Cloud?

Adam Douglas finds out just how analogue the Roland Cloud is.…

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…

Pioneer DJ Toraiz Squid

Pioneer DJ already dominate the DJ booth. However, with their Toraiz range they’ve set their sights on expanding into…

XLN Audio XO

Finding and programming a universe of drum sounds has become a colourful, visual feast thanks to XLN Audio’s powerful…

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…

Eventide Instant Flanger Mk II

Hasn’t flanging moved on since the 70s? James Russell loads up the second official virtual recreation of this iconic…

Elektron Model:Samples

Elektron simplifies the groovebox again with Model:Samples…

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.…

TTAP and WOV by K-Devices

A tremolo and a tape delay could provide new inspiration for sound designers, but may be less accessible to the…

Cherry Audio Voltage Modular

Cherry Audio’s debut instrument is not just a virtual modular synth. It’s a whole modular eco-system. Armed…

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…

Allen & Heath Xone:96

15 years after its original release, Allen & Heath have recently released their updated flagship mixer: Xone. The Xone:96…

Native Instruments Maschine Mikro Mk3

The Maschine Mikro Mk3 offers a huge amount of fun and creativity at an attractive price. Bruce Aisher explores further…

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.…

Audio Technica ATH-PRO7X

Audio-Technica’s ATH-PRO7X headphones are the higher-end partner to the ATH-PRO5X. Ronan Macdonald puts them to…

U-he Colour Copy

“Colour Copy is analogue delay brought slap-back up to date”. We review U-he’s latest offering.…

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.…

Back on Track: Akai MPC X & MPC Live

Akai return to standalone mode with the current MPC range. We put the X and Live side by side to…

Attention to Detail: U-he Repro-5

“Attention to detail is important.” Greg Scarth tests out U-he’s tribute to the classic Prophet-5.…

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.…

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