Matthew Mann

IK Multimedia Total Studio 3 Max

The company’s latest “everything box” gives musicians and producers tools to cover virtually all facets of music production, with synths, guitar modelling, sampled instruments and mixing and mastering tools. But is it worth the hefty price tag?

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?
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