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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Roland announce new drum machines based on an 80s classic

The TR-06 and TR-6S channel the spirit of the iconic TR-606.

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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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Moog announce new Dark Series synths and travel cases

The new versions of the Grandmother and Matriarch will be permanent additions to the brand’s product range.

Synth legends Moog have announced new versions of their Grandmother and Matriarch synths with a subtle black and silver colour scheme. The brand will also release SR series travel cases for both synths.

The Dark Series colour scheme is a nod to the original Moog colours, found on early modular synths and the Minimoog.

Both new synths will join the Moog range permanently, with the original versions continuing to be available.

The Moog Matriarch Dark Series will be priced at £2,099. The Grandmother Dark Series will be £1,049.

The Grandmother SR case will be £199, while the Matriarch case will be £289.

Scroll down to see both synths in action and more photos of the new Dark Series versions and SR travel cases.

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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 announce new flagship PolyBrute synth

The six-voice polysynth celebrates the brand’s 20th anniversary.

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Moog introduce new four-tier rack kit

Load up your Moog synths and Eurorack modules.

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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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Hear the amazing new UDO Audio Super 6 synth in action

The hybrid synth is due to arrive in stock this month, featuring lush, hi-fi sound and unique stereo options.

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Are you ready for some hocus pocus from Teenage Engineering?

The Swedish brand are teasing a new product release for “the great outdoors”.

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Explore the Moog Matriarch with Cuckoo’s mega tutorial

The YouTuber takes you “from beginner to nerd”.

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Arturia announce limited-edition MicroFreak Vocoder Edition

The brand also announced a surprising new feature for owners of the original version.

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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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Korg announce updated Volca Sample with USB, bigger memory and more

The refreshed model also addresses some of the more fiddly aspects of the original unit’s workflow.

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Soma Lab’s new sequencer is an analogue computer that helps you study fundamental laws of life and society

The Ornament-8 is the debut offering from Soma’s new team member Vadim Minkin.

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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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Behringer plan a PPG Wave clone. Here’s how to get Wave sounds in Eurorack

The cheekily-named BBG Wave is confirmed as part of Behringer’s plans, but you can get your hands on classic wavetable sounds in other ways…

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