Dave Gale

Review: Qu-Bit Bloom

Imagine a Eurorack sequencer where your programmed patterns develop and evolve – all on their own. Qu-Bit hopes you’ll agree that it’s a bloomin’ marvellous concept.

The Joy of Pads: Learn the history of the synth pad and how to build them effectively for your tracks

Evoking anything from mystery and suspense to euphoric joy and elation, the synth pad can be the perfect production device to fill that space in the mix and increase your track’s emotional intensity.

Review: Rob Papen Punch 2

The latest update from Rob Papen is something of a heavy-weight, looking to give drums a total thumping. We deliver the final knockout on Punch 2…

Review: Waldorf Kyra

With all this talk of analogue synths, it’s easy to forget that virtual analogue has loads to offer, way beyond basic waveform stylings. Waldorf debut a highly impressive contender for the VA crown.

Review: Orchestral Tools Junkie XL Brass

The brass section can be one of the biggest and baddest sections in the cinematic orchestral arsenal, but now Orchestral Tools has taken things to XL proportions.

Korg M1: A classic workstation synth gets the nostalgia treatment

Back in the late 80s, synths that could do everything were very in vogue, giving rise to the Workstation era. We traverse the M1 in search of great sounds, sequences and more.

Review: Toontrack Decades SDX

What do you get if you combine an award-winning engineer with a legendary studio? A whole lot of groove for your buck, as we find out with Toontrack’s latest drum expansion…
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