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Review: Roland System 500 - 510 and 505 Eurorack Synth Modules

Derived from the legendary Roland SH-5, these new Eurorack modules pack all of its punch into a much smaller package, and won't break the bank. Matt Vanacoro finds much to like about the 510 and 505

Review: Samson MediaOne M50 Monitors

Sometimes you need affordable and great-sounding monitors without the price tag and heft of high end models. Enter the Samson MediaOne M50s - Matt Vanacoro takes it from here.

5 Of The Best Hardware Drum Machines 2018

Here's a list of our five favorite drum machines of 2018 so far, from super portable to heavy hitters. Behringer, Arturia, Roland, Modal... which one will you choose?

Review: Isotonik Studios FactorSynth For Ableton Live

Using machine learning to analyse loops and let you reinterpret and rearrange them in very advanced ways, FactorSynth is something special. G.W Childs put it to the test.

Review: Modal CRAFTrhythm

Modal's CRAFTrhythm is a hands-on, tweakable self-build drum machine that has more features than you might have expected. Hollin Jones puts it all together for you.

Review: Red Light District Analog Sequencer

The Red Light District Analog CV/Gate Sequencer allows you to create more detailed melodic compositions that you might expect - as Jade Wii discovered.

Review: Embertone Walker 1955 Steinway D

Embertone's Walker 1955 Steinway D offers a gorgeous acoustic piano sound at a reasonable price, and even comes with optional extra mic positions. Here's the lowdown.

Review: Magix Music Maker

Music Maker is the entry level DAW from Magix for PCs. With a variety of options and packages on offer, Hollin Jones discovered what it brings to the party.

Review: Isola Pro FX

Removing elements from a mixed and mastered track has long been the holy grail of remixers. G.W Childs finds out if Isola Pro FX has found the right formula.

Review: AudioThing Outer Space Reverb

Buying and maintaining a hardware Roland Space Echo is little more than an expensive dream for most people. Luckily, AudioThing's Outer Space Reverb might just offer an alternative...

Review: iZotope VocalSynth 2

VocalSynth 2 is a major update to iZotope's powerful voice processor with the new BioVox Module using a scientific model of the human vocal tract. Lynda Arnold sings its praises...

Review: Roland Go:Mixer PRO

JAde Wii from Ask.Audio gets hands-on with the new Roland GO:Mixer Pro and puts it through its paces in a real world jamming test with synths and music machines.

Review: Roland TD17KVX

Roland's TD17KVX V-Drum kit shares many features with its more expensive siblings, but at a much more accessible price. Matt Vanacoro asks if it makes any compromises.

Review: Samplitude Music Studio

The latest update to Samplitude from Magix brings a host of new features and technologies, all in a package that remains distinctly affordable. Hollin Jones put it to the test.

Review: Koma Electronik Field Kit FX

The Field Kit FX consists of three effects groups and three additional CV tools - all for under 250 Euro. Anatol Locker was blown away by this powerful, portable system.