Gear/Software

XLN Audio XO

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

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…

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.…

Elektron Model:Samples

Elektron simplifies the groovebox again with Model:Samples…

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…

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…

Cherry Audio Voltage Modular

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

Allen & Heath Xone:96

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

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…

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…

Audio Technica ATH-PRO7X

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

U-he Colour Copy

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

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…

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…

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.…

Valves & Theories: Erica’s Modular Synth Philosophy

Is a valve modular system just a gimmick, or could it really offer something unique? Greg Scarth puts the Erica…

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…

Ableton Live 10: What’s New?

Ableton Live 10 is here. Greg Scarth takes a look at the best new features in the update.…

Arturia DrumBrute: Long-Term Impact

As the Arturia DrumBrute approaches its first birthday, we assess its long-term impact.…

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.…

Steinberg HALion 6

Could HALion 6 be the samplist’s software sampler? Dave Clews finds out.…

UVI Vintage Vault 2: Exploring the Highlights

We explore the highlights of UVI’s latest upgrade to their classic synth sound collection.…

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2

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

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