Hardware Instruments

    Review: Korg Krome EX

    Korg’s Krome workstation has been updated with more sounds and combinations than ever. Does the ‘Ex’ stand for ‘excellent’ though?

    Review: Qu-Bit Bloom

    Imagine a Eurorack sequencer where your programmed patterns develop and evolve – all on their own. Qu-Bit hopes you’ll agree that it’s a bloomin’ marvellous concept.

    Review: Waldorf Kyra

    With all this talk of analogue synths, it’s easy to forget that virtual analogue has loads to offer, way beyond basic waveform stylings. Waldorf debut a highly impressive contender for the VA crown.

    Review: Behringer VC340 Vocoder

    When strings, choirs and vocoders collide, you’re in for a classic concept, currently undergoing a renaissance. We look at Behringer’s latest take on the re-creation of a vintage icon.

    Review: Roland MC-707

    Roland bolsters the Aira range with the MC-707 – complete with beats, sounds and effects – but is this a groovebox fit for the 21st century?

    Review: Waldorf STVC

    Is it a String Machine? Is it a Vocoder? It’s both! We go from vintage to modern with Waldorf’s take on the classically inspired synth with contemporary ambitions.

    Review: Novation Summit

    Novation’s Peak synth came out a couple of years ago, to great acclaim. Will the company’s Summit, effectively twin Peaks, have you falling for it?

    Review: Cranborne Audio Camden 500 Preamp

    The 500 Preamp from Brit maker Cranborne Audio is more than just a mic preamp that offers ultra-clean gain at a relatively affordable price – containing not one but two types of Mojo.
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    Pigments was already an interesting and dynamic instrument, but this latest update promises to elevate Arturia’s acclaimed soft-synth into a whole new dimension.

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