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Match EQ Showdown

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.

Exclusive Review: Roland SE-02 Analog Synth

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.

Review: Puremagnetic microtron For Ableton Live

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...

Review: UVI Beatbox Anthology 2

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.

Review: Bastl Instruments Dude! - Battery Powered 5-Channel Mixer, That's More Than a Mixer

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!

Review: Surreal Machines Diffuse and Modnetic

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...

Review: Blackstar ID:Core BEAM Amplifier

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...

Review: Patch Blocks PBMIX3

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.

Review: Fluid Audio Strum Buddy

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.

Review: UVI UVX80, Japanese Vintage Synth Emulation

This faithful recreation of a rare Japanese classic synthesizer pushes all of Matt Vanacoro's buttons. What do you make of the UVI UVX80?

Review: KRFT, Modular Sequencer & Controller For iOS

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?

Review: Erica Synths Pico System 1

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.

Review: Aston Microphones Starlight

Aston have added the multi-voiced Starlight pencil microphone to their lineup of condenser mics. But is the world’s first laser-equipped mic useful, or a gimmick? Matthew Loel T Hepworth finds out.

Review: Ampify Groovebox

We were excited to get our hands on Groovebox, the new music-making app from the team behind Launchpad for iOS. Happily, there's even more to it than meets the eye...

Review: Midi Fighter 64

Custom built, this 64-button version of the much-admired finger drumming and performance tool is finally available. Rishabh Rajan put it through its paces.