Gear/Software

WaveDNA Liquid Music

“Like an arpeggiator on steroids…” Greg Scarth tries out the follow-up to Liquid Rhythm.…

Waves Pusher

The latest offering from Waves is a simple processor designed for everything from mixing to mastering. Greg Scarth puts it…

BeatSkillz Slam Pro

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

Korg Volca Sample

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

UVI Attack EP88

UVI’s new Attack EP88 plugin offers a unique twist on familiar electric piano sounds. Greg Scarth puts it to…

Cableguys PanShaper

Cableguys’ new plugin promises to take auto-panning to a new level. Greg Scarth puts it to the test.…

Akai iMPC Pro

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

ERM Midiclock

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

Pioneer XDJ-700

The latest addition to Pioneer’s XDJ range promises a more affordable entry point to industry-standard DJ tech. Greg…

Sonarworks Reference 3

The third version of Sonarworks’ calibration software promises to help you get the most out of your monitoring setup. Bruce…

iZotope Nectar 2

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

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…

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…

Ableton Push

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

KMI QuNeo & QuNexus

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

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…

ATC SCM25A Pro

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

Wavesfactory TrackSpacer 2.0

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

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…

Apple Logic Pro X

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

Sample Magic Magic AB

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

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…

Ableton Live 9 Suite

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

iZotope Trash 2

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

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…

Sonic Charge Permut8

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

NI Traktor Kontrol F1

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