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?

Performing with the Show Page in Studio One 5

Among Studio One 5’s new additions is its Live-like ability to arrange your tracks specifically for live performances – and all the permutations that go with such nerve-wracking endeavours

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.

Creative sidechaining in Studio One

Using sidechains can elevate your productions into the stratosphere – and it’s really not as complicated as it sounds. Studio One makes the process simple, so there’s no excuse not to master it.

Review: PreSonus ATOM SQ

Designed for tight integration with Studio One, this PreSonus beat controller promises to play nice with other DAWs too. But with so many controllers on the market, can it beat the competition?
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