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It’s back to basics with Apogee’s newest interface family, delivering an elementary audio experience that doesn’t skimp on the important stuff. Review: Preshan John Like Mama always said, it’s what’s on the inside that counts....

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Korg’s suite of nifty synths are ported to the Mac and given a stripped down DAW to play in. Review: Christopher Holder I want them to exist so badly. When Korg first released Gadget as...

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KORG KRONOS LS MUSIC WORKSTATION

May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s a Kronos that’s lighter on the fingers, but not on sounds. Review: Christopher Holder It’s dirty and underhand: an intro video that has four or five keyboard masters — musical directors and virtuoso players...

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ARTURIA MINILAB MK II MIDI CONTROLLER

May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Review: Preshan John Let’s face it — in today’s world, $150 won’t buy you much. You could fritter that away on the callout fee for a plumber to unclog your kitchen pipes, or by staying...

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SPITFIRE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Review: Preshan John I cringed a little clicking ‘Download’ on Spitfire Audio’s Symphony Orchestra installer. 255GB of high-res samples sitting on servers somewhere in the UK, charging through the internet, landing on my hard drive....

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Is the Monologue the best synth under $500… any synth under $500? Review: Christopher Holder Last year we posed the question: is the Minilogue the best analogue synth under $1000?’ This year we ask: ‘is...

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ZOOM F4 MULTITRACK FIELD RECORDER

April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Simmo called the F8 a game changer, so what does he call the F4? Game over? Review: Greg Simmons In 2015 I had the awkward pleasure of reviewing Zoom’s F8 field recorder. I say ‘awkward’...

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Review: Mark Davie After listening to Beyerdynamic’s DT1990 Pros I’ve realised I haven’t found the point where you’re paying too much for a pair of headphones. At $1159, these feel like a bargain. These open...

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THE GREAT STICK PA ROUNDUP

March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

We shake a few sticks at Dr. Bose’s ‘Triple-System’ PA problem and see what rises to the top. Review: Mark Davie Had a hard time taking stick PAs seriously? Maybe you’ve thought, ‘What’s this anorexic...

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PRESONUS FADERPORT 8 CONTROL SURFACE

March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Presonus builds on the success of FaderPort, but is the FaderPort 8 really eight times better than its single-fadered sibling? Review: Preshan John Okay, so I have a thing for faders. Real faders, by the...

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