Tim Cant

Review: Output Thermal

Well known for its range of polished sampled-based instruments, Los Angeles’ Output has turned its attention to processing with this hot-to-trot multi-effect. Let’s fire it up.

The Big Review: Polyend Tracker

Conceived in the 1980s as a tool for videogame-sound development, the sample-based sequencers known as trackers have finally made the quantum leap from software to hardware – and in stylish fashion.

The history of trackers

Few music-sequencing softwares have a history as distinctive as the tracker. With the epochal program now arriving in hardware form, we trace the tracker’s lineage, from its humble 8-bit beginnings to its era-defining rave sounds.
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