Roland – SYSTEM-1m

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Marco Rodrigues noodles with Roland’s entry point into the modular market.

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Korg – Kaossilator 2S

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Marco Rodrigues finds Korg’s Kaossilator 2S playful as a mini-sketch book.

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Faderfox – UC4 Universal MIDI Controller

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Faderfox’s latest controller may be compact but this doesn’t mean it’s short on functions.

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Native Instruments – Kontrol D2

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Marco Rodrigues enjoys the new Remix feature on Native Instruments’ Kontrol D2.

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Roland – JD-Xi

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Marco Rodrigues feels his way around the simplicity of Roland’s JD-Xi analogue to digital crossover synthesizer.

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Allen & Heath – Xone:43

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Marco Rodrigues finds it hard to pull himself away from the British manufacturer’s latest Xone mixer.

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Teenage Engineering – Pocket Operators

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The Swedish synth designer has teamed up with fellow Stockholm-based clothing manufacturer, Cheap Monday, to expand its range of audio products. Rob Lee hooks up their brand new series of inexpensive mini-synths dubbed Pocket Operators.

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Roger Linn Design – LinnStrument

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Marco Rodrigues animates his music with Roger Linn Design’s colourful LinnStrument MIDI controller.

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Faderfox – PC4 Pot Controller

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Robin Lee twiddles with Faderfox’s MIDI device the PC4 Pot Controller.

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Roland – MX-1 Mix Performer

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Rob Lee hooks up Roland’s MX-1 Mix Performer to Ableton and takes the hybrid 18 channel creative station for a spin.

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Pioneer – XDJ-1000

Rob Lee takes Pioneer’s new USB-only XDJ-1000 player for a spin and finds out if the lack of CD functionality makes a difference.

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Akai Professional – Rhythm Wolf

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Rob Lee takes a closer look at the Rhythm Wolf to see if the Akai product meets an analogue standard.

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Analogue Solutions – Nyborg 12

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Rob Lee explores the capabilities of the new Nyborg 12 analogue monosynth.

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Studio Electronics – Boomstar Analogue Synthesizers

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Rob Lee noodles with all five Boomstar Analogue Synthesizers for a closer look into the nuance of Studio Electronics’s latest product.

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Livid Instruments – DS1 Dubspot MIDI Mixer

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Rob Lee investigates the DS1 controller, a joint venture between Livid Instruments and Dubspot.

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Pioneer – HDJ-C70 Headphones

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Pioneer continues its exploration of professional DJing hardware with the addition of a new pair of headphones. Rob Lee wraps his ears around the HDJ-C70s.

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Dave Smith Instruments – Pro 2 Mono Synth

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Rob Lee checks out the new Pro 2 synth from Dave Smith Instruments and finds out if it really is “the ultimate mono synth”.

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Pioneer – PLX-1000

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Rob Lee offers his opinion on Pioneer’s surprising move into the analogue DJ realm with release of the PLX-1000 turntable.

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Allen & Heath – Xone:23

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Allen & Heath’s entry-level two-channel mixer receives a makeover. Rob Lee finds out what’s been improved.

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Elektron – Analog Rytm

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Elektron’s latest drum machine combines the old and the new into one package. Rob Lee takes the Analog Rytm for a spin.

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