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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 | 1 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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QSC TOUCHMIX-30 PRO DIGITAL CONSOLE

March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Can you deal without physical faders? We mixed a deaf gig to find out. Review: Mark Davie I’ve used and abused a lot of touchscreen-based mixers in the last two years — from the whip...

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DIGIGRID DESKTOP INTERFACES

March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The promise of audio over Ethernet was ‘I/O anywhere’. Waves’ Soundgrid meant you could take DSP along for the ride, too. Now — with power over Ethernet — DiGiGrid’s new line of portable interfaces allow...

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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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