Nektar Aura review

Pad controller, sequencer and plugin suite combine to create a versatile beat composer. Nektar’s Aura brings a hardware drum machine feel to your DAW. We put it to the test.


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Modern Classics: Make Noise 0-Coast reviewed

Released in 2016, Make Noise’s 0-Coast synth is a creative powerhouse that offers an ideal entry point to experimental synthesis.

Make Noise 0 Coast

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Arturia KeyLab Essential 88 review

Arturia’s latest MIDI keyboard is a full-size take on the Essential format, bundled with a huge collection of the brand’s excellent virtual instruments.


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Bleep Labs Delaydelus 2 review

A collaboration with LA beat scene veteran Daedelus, the updated Delaydelus is a modular-friendly sampler and delay with a creative approach.


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IK Multimedia iRig Pro Duo I/O review

Specialists in portable audio interfaces, IK update the Pro Duo to new I/O spec, making it one of the best solutions for recording on the go.


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Tascam Model 16 review

Bored of the computer? A new take on the classic Portastudio concept offers an analogue-style approach to multi-track recording.


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RME ADI-2 DAC FS review

RME’s high-end DAC isn’t cheap, but the improvement it can make to your sound is worth every penny.


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Sismo Iter review

Is it an affordable hardware synth, a children’s toy or an experimental instrument? If you can get around its unconventional approach to looping drones, the Sismo Iter is all of the above.


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Modal Argon8 review

We test out the affordable new model from Bristol’s Modal Electronics and discover one of the most exciting new synths of the year.


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Roland Jupiter Xm review

We test Roland’s latest incarnation of the legendary Jupiter series and discover that it’s a digital powerhouse based on some of the brand’s classic synths.


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Modern Classics: Teenage Engineering OP1 reviewed

Ten years on since its release, Teenage Engineering’s mini synth workstation remains as enigmatic, as inspirational and as controversial as ever. In the first of a new series, we look back at one of the instruments that has helped define 21st-century music making.


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Mackie ProFX12v3 Mixer review

The v3 is the latest in a long line of small mixers from Mackie. Does it fit the bill for electronic music producers?


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