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.

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?
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Modal Electronics’ Cobalt8 pushes the boundaries of virtual analogue

64 oscillators with true eight-voice polyphony, 34 algorithms and a whopping 512-note sequencer.

Rob Papen’s Blade 2 takes ‘cutting edge synthesis’ to a new level

Dual-wield a Harmolator and Additive oscillator and slice through the mix with three multi-effects chains.

Review: Steinberg Backbone

Steinberg has provided some of music technology’s greatest innovations. With this new sampler-cum-sound design tool, its legacy looks assured.
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