Hardware Instruments

Nektar Impact LX49 Review

MIDI control is a staple of any modern music production environment. Hollin Jones road tests the new Nektar Impact LX 49/61… Details Kit - Impact LX...

Nord Lead A1 Review – Nord Almighty

The Lead A1 is an accessible analogue-modelling synth, but Nord has also unleashed a creative monster, as Andy Jones discovers… Details Price £1,249 (Lead A1R will cost...

Roland FA-06 Review

Another month, another hardware workstation... Andy Jones is one of the first to get hands-on with Roland’s FA-06.     Details Price  FA-06 £825. FA-08 £1,299 Contact  Roland ...

Yamaha MOXF6 Review

Yamaha’s latest synth packs the best bits from its MOTIF range into a more affordable package. Andy Jones has the keys... Details Price  MOXF6 £1,017. MOXF8 £1,526 Contact  Yamaha -...

Novation Launchkey Mini Review

Can the second of Novation’s new trio of mini-sized instruments cater for the needs of the iPad generation? Andy Price takes a look...    ...

littleBits/Korg Synth Kit Review

12 Bits of electronics that fit together to make 500,000 different combinations of synth. ‘Just like synth LEGO,’ says Andy Jones... Details Price: $159 (other kits...
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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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