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ARTURIA BEATSTEP PRO SEQUENCER AND CONTROLLER

September 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Beatstep Pro adds everything you may have missed from the smaller Beatstep, including tap tempo. Review: Brad Watts Arturia has moved from strength to strength over the years. Kicking off as a software instrument...

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ARTURIA KEYLAB 88 Controller Keyboard

September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Keylab has all the size, the keys, and the sounds you need. And importantly, the control to handle it. Review: Mark Davie Like all 88-note, weighted keyboards, the emphasis is on weight. Arturia’s Keylab...

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KORG KRONOS KEYBOARD WORKSTATION

June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Korg’s analogue synth recreations are a gorgeous reminder of the past, but its Kronos workstation shows what’s possible when you focus on the future. Review: Brad Watts On many occasions these pages have been plastered...

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KORG ARP ODYSSEY ANALOGUE SYNTHESIZER

June 2, 2015 | 2 Comments

A 3-in-1 ‘reissue’ of one of the hugest synths of the ‘70s. Review: Peter Wavell It was perhaps one of the more bizarre announcements of 2014. But when Korg announced it had teamed up with...

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AUDIO-TECHNICA M70X HEADPHONES

February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

The detail of the new M Series flagship won’t spare your feelings but may save your mix. Review: Christopher Holder It’s easy to see why Audio-Technica’s M50s have been so popular. They manage to strike...

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JBL 3 SERIES Monitors & Sub

August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

JBL’s entry level 3 Series monitors have ridden the flagship M2 monitor’s waveguide right into the sweet spot. Review: Mark Davie JBL’s development of its M2 Master Reference Monitor became like an in-house space program....

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ARTURIA BEATSTEP

August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Arturia has managed to bring back sequencing in a way that will appeal to the masses, not least because it looks, feels and operates like a pad controller. Review: Mark Davie Beatstep is yet another...

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MASCHINE STUDIO & MASCHINE 2 SOFTWARE

July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Native Instruments wants your eyes firmly focused on its Maschine Studio flagship controller. With two onboard screens, a lot more controls, and deep integration with Maschine 2 software, there are fewer and fewer reasons to...

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NEKTAR PANORAMA P6

June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Studio or performance, Panorama is bristling with MIDI control. Reason users (in particular): feel the love. Review: Christopher Holder Reason users have plenty of cause to feel smug. We’re producers of music from first principles....

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KORG KROSS KEYBOARD WORKSTATION

June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Korg workstation goodness in a package you can carry around town. Review: Greg Walker Korg’s little playstation comes in synth-action 61-key and weighted 88-key iterations, and while the Kross may look like a bit of...

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