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Review: Fingersonic EXP1 Synth

This portable hardware synth has a computer brain, 15 voice polyphony and MIDI in and out. Hollin Jones found there’s more to EXP1 than meets the eye.

Review: Harrison Mixbus 4.2

A DAW with a twist, MixBus 4 recreates the sonic personality of the Harrison hardware consoles. But how accurate is the sound? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth takes 'The Bus' around the block.

Review: Kilohearts Carve EQ

This clever EQ can extract curves from your favourite hits to let you see how they have been processed. How would G.W Childs get on with Kilohearts Carve EQ?

Review: Steinberg Cubase 9.5

The latest update to Cubase brings a raft of changes across the board from instruments to workflow. Hollin Jones spent some time getting to know what's new in Cubase 9.5.

Review: Arturia V Collection 6

Arturia's V Collection gets a hefty upgrade with a number of new instruments including the Buchla Music Easel, DX7 and Fairlight sampler. Rishabh Rajan put them through their paces.

Review: Air Music Tech Loom II

The multi-talented Loom II from Air Music Tech features unique sounds, an array of modules and a friendly take on additive synthesis. Noah Pred was suitably impressed...

Review: Focus One Multi-Effect by Sick Individuals

Sometimes you want a plug-in that you can turn to for quick effects processing in just a couple of clicks. Joshua Casper checks out Focus One by Sick Individuals.

Review: Nektar Impact LX+

Nektar has always been at the forefront of DAW mapping for MIDI controllers. So how would Hollin Jones get on with the Impact LX+?

Review: Glou Glou Rendezvous Boutique Phaser & Filter

If you thought phasing was a basic effect, the Glou Glou Rendezvous Boutique Phaser & Filter is just the thing to change your mind. Rounik Sethi took a trip with it...

Review: Roland DJ-202

2 channels, 4 decks and even a built-in sequencer. Could Roland's DJ-202 be the ultimate portable controller for DJs and performers? Sara Simms finds out.

Review: Arturia Keylab Essential

Arturia's latest USB MIDI controllers have plenty of hands-on controls, come bundled with Analog Lab and integrate with the company's synths. Hollin Jones got to work with Keylab Essential.

Review: T-RackS 5

T-RackS pretty much started the software mastering revolution and brought advanced tools to home users for the first time. Now at version 5, Hollin Jones finds out what's changed...

Review: Avantone Abbey Studio Monitors

400w of power and more detail than you would believe - but would Matt Vanacoro find space in his studio for the behemoths that are the Avantone Abbey Monitors?

Ableton Live 10 BETA Preview

Ableton Live 10 has been announced and though it's a little way off being released publicly, we have been exploring the beta and found some awesome new features. Here's what to expect...

Review: iZotope Neutron 2

With auto-mixing features and a wealth of other new tools and tricks, could iZotope's latest version of Neutron be just what the doctor ordered? Joe Albano gets into the fine detail.