Dave Gale

Review: Toontrack EZBass

Making EZ-peasy work of picking out great basslines, Swedish sampling specialist Toontrack have applied their slap-happy expertise to the bass guitar.

Review: Studio Electronics Midimini V30

As Studio Electronics celebrates the 30th anniversary of its monster monosynth with a new reissue, we see how the V30 racks up against its predecessor, as well as Moog’s Minimoog and Voyager.

Review: Roland A-88MKII

Size matters. While smaller and lighter keyboard controllers have their place, sometimes bigger is better – and Roland’s updated A-88 justifies its sizeable price tag.

Review: Toontrack The Rooms of Hansa SDX

As part of its never-ending tour of global drum content, Swedish sampling supremo Toontrack explores rooms big and small in Berlin’s Hansa recording studios.

Vintage Rewind: Fairlight CMI

If you were immersed in pop culture throughout the 1980s, you didn’t just see the light, you heard it. We pick up a light pen and write history on the green screen of the CMI.

Review: Cinesamples CineBrass Sonore

The LA-based maker’s latest library forgoes trendy overblown trumpets and horns in favour of more nuanced, melodious and, yes, sonorous samples. But is it cut out to be top brass?

Review: Toontrack Kicks and Snares EZX

The latest expansion pack for EZDrummer shelves any sense of ambiguity and zeroes in on the most important drums in the kit. We get a kick out of its snappy snares.
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