Matthew Mann

Review: GForce OB-E

The maker of award-winning instruments MiniMonsta and M-Tron Pro has taken on one of the most monstrous analogue synths ever made: the Oberheim 8-Voice. Can OB-E be as hefty as its hardware sibling?

Review: UVI 8-Bit Synth

Calling all nostalgic game composers: UVI' 8-Bit Synth, now available outside of Toy Suite, is a 'Retro Chip Synth' inspired by some of the most popular game systems of yesteryear.

Review: ROLI Equator2

The second version of ROLI’s unique software synth, Equator, is finally here. Even with a ton of new features and over 1400 new patches, is it worth the six-year wait and the rather steep price?

Review: Arturia V Collection 8

The latest version of Arturia’s ever-popular vintage soft synth collection gains a vocoder, Juno-6, Emulator II and OB-Xa recreation, plus some nifty extras. Is it the king of softsynth collections?

Review: UVI World Suite 2

In its second incarnation, World Suite 2 adds even more instruments and functionality for composers. With a comprehensive sound set and detailed performance features, has UVI succeeded in creating the ultimate world-encompassing collection?

Creative loop processing in Studio One

Though we’ve all likely got archives of pre-packaged loops and samples on our hard drives, sometimes a simple process of effecting the basic, bundled sounds in Studio One can be all you need to open up a whole galaxy of new possibilities.
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