1010 Music Blackbox review

It might be one of the smallest samplers on the market, but the ultra-portable Blackbox is a truly creative little instrument that does things in a unique, inspiring way. Greg Scarth finds out more.

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Make Noise 0-Ctrl review

Make Noise reinvent the step sequencer with their unique, touchpad-heavy 0-Ctrl. Greg Scarth finds out how it blurs the line between sequencing and performance.

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New Eurorack module reviews: October round-up

This month’s new Eurorack module releases include a pair of brilliant filter modules from ADDAC System and WMD, an updated Pip Slope from ALM, classy reverb from Noise Engineering and the return of Doepfer’s A-111-5 synth voice.

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Polyend Tracker review

Polyend’s new groovebox takes inspiration from 80s software trackers. Greg Scarth finds out whether the approach works in hardware form.

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Buchla Easel Command review

The latest version of Buchla’s legendary Music Easel serves as a reminder of why this fascinating instrument has captured the imaginations of artists for nearly half a century. Greg Scarth finds out what makes it so special.

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Arturia AudioFuse Rev 2 review

Arturia’s AudioFuse range has expanded in recent months, but does the smallest model in the range still do a job? We put the updated version to the test.

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New Eurorack module reviews: September round-up

This month’s new Eurorack module releases include the stunning physical modelling voice Surface from Qu-Bit, a new version of Tiptop Audio’s excellent Trigger Riot and another great Fusion module from Erica Synths.

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Electro-Smith Daisy Patch review

This fully customisable module is a versatile DSP platform for those who want to develop their own Eurorack-compatible musical devices.

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New Eurorack module reviews: August round-up

This month’s new Eurorack module releases include a brilliant reverb from Earth Quaker, a killer envelope and filter pairing from WMD and a neat CV-to-MIDI solution from Befaco.

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Soma Laboratory Lyra-8 review

This distinctive synth takes a unique approach to generating sound. We find out how to tame it.

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Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms SV-1B Blackbox review

Could Pittsburgh Modular’s all-in-one synth voice be the best way to get started with modular synthesis?

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Nektar Midiflex 4 review

Compact, straightforward and versatile, the Midiflex 4 is an ideal MIDI solution for connecting software and hardware devices. Here’s how it can help you control your instruments and effects.

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New Eurorack module reviews: July round-up

This month’s bumper selection of new Eurorack module releases includes a hotly anticipated oscillator from Verbos, an updated Fusion valve filter from Erica Synths, plus an updated sampler from 1010 Music.

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Elettrorama/MFOS Soundlab Minisynth Plus review

Continuing the legacy of DIY synth guru Ray Wilson, Elettrorama’s compact synth offers an affordable introduction to analogue sound.

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Behringer Cat review

Behringer’s latest synth is a quirky little duophonic module inspired by a half-forgotten 70s classic.

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Teenage Engineering POM-400 review

The brand’s flagship kit-build modular synth is a unique instrument that will appeal to anyone who likes to get their hands dirty. Think of it as synth Lego.

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ALM Busy Circuits System Coupe review

The UK modular brand’s first complete system is a thrillingly creative showcase of their approach to making music. We take it for a test drive.

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New Eurorack module reviews: June round-up

This month: Erica Synths Fusion Modulator and Pico Drive, 4ms Ensemble Oscillator, BLM Mini Shimmery mk2 and WMD Time Warp.

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Arturia KeyStep Pro review

Arturia’s latest sequencer is a unique keyboard, offering huge creative potential as part of a hardware-focused setup.

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Polyend Medusa Black review

The updated version of Polyend’s excellent Medusa synth and sequencer reminds us why it’s been so popular.

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