Arturia has released a short documentary in which Alexandre Desplat shows how he used the MatrixBrute synth as well as live orchestral sessions to score blockbuster movie Valerian. Watch it here.
A pre-built modular synth system can be a great way to get all the flexibility and power but without the hassle of building it for yourself. So how did Scott Riesterer get on with Pure Modular?
Costing a third as much as a MOTIF but with many of the flagship sounds, Matt Vanacoro asks - just how has Yamaha crammed all this into such a lightweight workstation, the MX88?
Match EQ tools are incredibly useful for quickly applying the same treatment to multiple files. Here, we go head to head with three of the best from Apple, Fabfilter and iZotope.
A Minimoog-inspired portable monosynth developed by Roland & Studio Electronics for under $500 sounds too good to be true. But it's not! Here's our world exclusive video + review of the SE-02.
Love the sound of the Mellotron but can't get a real one? You're not alone. Luckily help is at hand in the form of Puremagnetik's Microtron. G.W Childs is all a flutter...
Did you know there are over 100 models of hardware drum sampler out there? Why not save tracking them all down by simply getting this excellent new beatbox instrument, Beatbox Anthology 2, from UVI.
When is a mixer more than a mixer? When it's also capable of generating its own noise. G.W Childs gets up close and personal with the Bastl Instruments Dude!
Berlin-based Surreal Machines have come up with a couple of awesome new delay plug-ins and Noah Pred thinks they might be the last dub tools you ever need...
Affordable, highly portable and it even has Bluetooth built in. Sara Simms finds there's much to like about the Blackstar ID:Core BEAM Amplifier. She even took it out for a jam...
Small, portable music devices are becoming more and more popular. But when tiny and affordable come into play, corners sometimes get cut. Not in the case of the Patch Blocks PBMIX3 though.
Guitarists - just like all of us - need buddies too. Fluid Audio now offer the Strum Buddy they hope every git-picker will chum up with. Matthew Loel T. Hepworth accepted the friend request.
This faithful recreation of a rare Japanese classic synthesizer pushes all of Matt Vanacoro's buttons. What do you make of the UVI UVX80?
This modular sequencer for iOS takes a unique approach to programming and music-making, plus it's very affordable. So what does it bring to the table?
If you love modular synths but don't have the space for huge boxes, Erica Synths' Pico System 1 combines a ton of sound modules into a tiny package - and it sounds massive.