Gear/Software

Novation Circuit Rhythm

Novation adds Rhythm, a sampling drum machine, to its popular Circuit line. Is it the groovebox you’ve been waiting for?

5 Things That Make Mathew Lane DrMS A Mixing Secret Weapon

There are plenty of mixing plugins that claim to be “secret weapons” but how many of them deserve that title? DrMS from Mathew Lane does and here are five reasons why.

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…

Arturia FX Collection 2

Arturia beefs up its effects package, adding seven plugins including three brand-new bus processors. How does it stack up against rather intense competition?

Arturia Pigments 3

Arturia update Pigments to version 3. Can this colourful plugin hold its own in a very crowded soft synth market?

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…

Korg SQ-64 Poly Sequencer

Korg’s hardware sequencer seems to have it all but how does it perform in the studio?

Korg opsix

Korg’s latest synth promises ‘altered’ FM synthesis. But is it more than just an overblown Volca FM?

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…

ROLI Equator2

To those who have been turning a blind eye to ROLI because of their pricey hardware, the time has come to take them very, very seriously as software synth developers. Equator2 is nothing short of astonishing.

Werkstatt-01 And CV Expander

Is it really possible to get the coveted Moog sound for around £200? Darren Selement investigates the Werkstatt-01 and finds out.

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 AFX Station

Novation’s Bass Station II gets a new name and new look. Is it more than just the Analord’s New Clothes?

UDO Audio Super 6

Does UDO’s Super 6 hybrid polyphonic synthesizer live up to the hype? Bruce Aisher finds out.

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.…

Waves CLA Epic

Waves’ latest effects plugin combines four delays with four reverbs. Is more necessarily better?

Korg MS-20 FS

Korg finally release the full-size version of their classic monosynth, the MS-20. Can it still hold its own amidst the clones and competition?

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…

Modal Electronics COBALT8

Modal’s latest is a virtual analogue poly that aspires to reinvent the aesthetic of traditional analogue sound.

Native Instruments Maschine+

With Maschine +, Native Instruments cut the computer tether to offer a premium DAWless beat-making experience—but is it worth the price?

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.…

Pioneer DJ 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?

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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