Gear/Software

UDO Audio Super 6

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

Waves CLA Epic

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

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.…

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?

Modal Electronics COBALT8

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

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…

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?

Pioneer DJ CDJ-3000

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

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.…

Korg Volca Sample2

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

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?

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.…

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…

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?

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.…

Output Thermal

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

Akai Professional MPC Beats

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

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…

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.

Novation Launchkey 49 Mk3

Novation impresses with its latest controller, Launchkey 49 Mk3.

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…

FabFilter Saturn 2

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

Arturia OB-Xa V

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

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.…

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