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Review: Samplefuel POLY and WAVE

Two new HALion-based synths from composer Danny Lux promise flexible sound generation at an incredibly affordable price. Hollin Jones found out what POLY and WAVE are all about.

Review: Erica Synths Graphic VCO

The latest synth module from Erica Synths allows you to draw in your own waveforms with hardware encoders. But Scott Riesterer found out there's even more to it than that...

Review: Red Room Audio Saga Acoustic Trailer Percussion

When it comes to games, movie and TV scoring you need more variety to your drum sounds. Saga Acoustic Trailer Percussion is designed to cover all your scoring needs.

Review: Strymon Magneto

This powerful tape delay and looper is so much more than just an effect. As Jade Wii discovers, it can be played like an instrument...

Video Review: Moog Subharmonicon

Warning: Watching this video review will probably make you want one of these new Moog synths which you currently won't be able to buy as it's not available. Watch and lust after it at your peril.

Reverb Plugin Shootout

Reverb plugins, whether they emulate a classic or bring something completely unique, all have their own character. Rich Tozzoli compares five of his favorites to see how they stack up.

Review: Magix Software Sound Forge 12

Sound Forge receives its most significant update in years with a host of new features under the hood as well as new plug-ins and editing tools. Hollin Jones put it to the test.

Review: IK Multimedia Leslie

The famous Leslie speaker that gives the Hammond organ its unique sound has been much-emulated. So what can IK's latest release bring to the party? Hollin Jones finds out.

5 Classic 70s Synths We’d Love To See Cloned

With bona fide classics being resurrected quite regularly now, here are 5 legendary 70s synths that haven't been cloned yet - but we really hope might be.

Review: Bias Distortion, Modulation, and Delay

Positive Grid have graduated from making excellent guitar software to physical pedals that guitarists will love. Matt Vanacoro fired up Bias Distortion, Modulation and Delay...

Review: Krotos Audio Reformer Pro - Sound Designers Dream?

This unique tool for turning your own sounds into foley effects - and much more - is capable of some amazing things. Joe Albano put it to the test and here's what he discovered...

Review: Plankton Electronics ANTS! Semi-Modular Analog Synth

ANTS! is a semi-modular analog synth that not only looks cool, it sounds great too. Find out much more about it in this video review.

Reverb Plug-Ins Every Producer Should Know

If you haven't explored beyond your DAW's stock reverb plug-ins, you could be missing out on a wealth of mixing options. Joe Albano shows you what's what when it comes to reverbs.

Review: Teenage Engineering PO-33 And PO-35

The latest additions to the Pocket Operator family bring sampling, voice synthesis and much more to the table. Hollin Jones popped in some batteries and got to work...

Review: DJ Tech Tools Chroma Cables

The interconnects you use can be just as important as the gear at either end of them. Here, Sara Simms checks out two great-looking sets of cables - but how do they sound?