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ARTURIA DRUMBRUTE DRUM SYNTHESIZER

March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

True analogue drum synthesis inspired by the TR808… but that’s just the beginning. Review: Christopher Holder What is it about the Roland TR808 and TR909 drum machines of the early ’80s that have so entranced...

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YAMAHA MONTAGE MUSIC SYNTHESIZER

March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Montage comes with seven times more sounds than its predecessor, but are they any easier to program? Review: Brad Watts Yamaha Corporation — makers of motorcycles, jet-skis, sporting goods, grand pianos, speakers, and mixing...

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Maschine Jam moves away from the traditional MPC model to step up its sequencing game. Review: Jason Hearn  When Maschine was originally released back in 2008, it was a game changer without peer; the first...

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ALLEN & HEATH ZED6 COMPACT MIXER

February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’ve been taking some kinda baby-mixer challenge for a while now. My rationale is every sound guy or gal should have a mini mixer in their kit bag. It can potentially get you out of...

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PRO TOOLS CLOUD NINE OR NEIN?

February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Is collaborating in the cloud still a pie-in-the-sky pipe dream or ready for mainstream uptake? We put inter-office relations at risk to find out. Review: Mark Davie & Preshan John I have no idea whether...

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ARP ODYSSEI IPAD APP

February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Review: Brad Watts When is an ARP Odyssey not an ARP Odyssey? It’s a reasonable question, as there’s now a number of ways to measure this conundrum. Before 2015 there was only one ARP Odyssey;...

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Riding the new keywave takes a bit more practise than you might expect, but it’s worth it. Review: Preshan John It’s not often our industry births something that’s genuinely new. Most ‘new’ gear is often...

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BOSE DELTAQ SHOWMATCH TOURING PA

February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bose Professional has thrown its hat back into the concert touring market with this mid-size line array. Who wants it and why? Text:/ Christopher Holder Talk to any sound guy over the age of 50...

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Shure has released a smart stereo condenser mic that plugs straight into the Lightning port of your (compatible) iPod/iPhone/iPad — the Motiv MV88. The stereo mic capsule pivots 90° and rotates to optimise your stereo...

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PRESONUS AR12 USB HYBRID MIXER

January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Presonus’ new hybrid mixers live up to the StudioLive name. Review: Mark Davie I’ve always thought Presonus’ StudioLive brand seems to have its priorities arse-about. I get that LiveStudio doesn’t have the same ring to...

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