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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Waldorf – 2-Pole Analog Filter

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With a healthy legacy behind it, including some iconic synthesizers, Waldorf presents its new analog filter. Rob Lee explores the possibilities presented in this tough little box.

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M-Audio – Trigger Finger Pro

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Rob Lee investigates the new update to M-Audio’s classic Trigger Finger unit to find out where it fits in the current production landscape.

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VXXY – DCM8 Digital Chiptune Drum Machine

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Rob Lee investigates the London-made drum machine and step sequencer with a crunchy sound that takes inspiration from the early days of computer-generated audio.

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Roland – Aira TB-3: Touch Bassline

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The manufacturers of the famed TB-303 finally update the instrument for a new era. Rob Lee finds out if Roland’s new machine delivers all that it promises.

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Elektron – Analog Four

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Rob Lee puts the latest piece of Elektron hardware to the test, a keyboard-equipped version of its popular analogue synth module.

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Denon – MC6000MK2 Digital Mixer and Controller

Denon’s flagship mixer and controller hybrid makes the leap to Serato. Robin Lee finds out what improvements have been made.

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Rane – Sixty-Four DJ mixer

Rob Lee examines Rane’s new Serato DJ-focused mixer, the Sixty-Four.

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Sennheiser – HD6/HD7/HD8 Headphones

Rob Lee investigates Sennheiser’s new series of headphones designed for the studio and the DJ booth to find out whether they live up to the standard set by their predecessors.

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Arturia – KeyLab 49 controller

Rob Lee looks at the KeyLab 49, French software specialists Arturia’s first foray into the world of keyboard controllers.

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Pioneer – CDJ-900NXS & DJM-900SRT

Rob Lee looks at Pioneer’s latest round of updates in the form of the CDJ-900NXS media player and Serato-focused DJM-900SRT mixer.

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MFB – Kraftzwerg II

Rob Lee investigates MFB’s reboot of one of their popular synths, the Kraftzwerg II.

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Native Instruments – Maschine Studio review


Rob Lee investigates Native Instruments’ new flagship hardware/software hybrid.
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Nord Drum 2 review

Rob Lee finds out how the Swedish synthesizer designers Nord have improved on their original Nord Drum unit.

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