Hardware Instruments

The Big Review: UDO Super 6

Every superhero has an origin story. With its inaugural instrument, Bristol-based UDO plans to bring high-flying powerful polysynth action to studios around the globe.

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?

Review: Endorphines Milky Way

Modular effects can be a trip – and some sounds are out of this world. Here, we size up a Eurorack module that won’t break the bank but will have you shooting for the stars.

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.
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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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