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Focusrite FAST Series plugins

From £5.99/month Focusrite meets Sonible for these new ‘smart’ mixing tools. Si Truss takes a spin…

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Future Music
April 2021

Output Frontier £1,259

Audio company Output have shifted their attention to studio monitors. Jon Musgrave explores their new Frontier

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April 2021

CME WIDI Master $59

Fancy wireless operation between your old MIDI gear? Jon Musgrave pairs up with this new wireless MIDI system

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April 2021

Chillout

Lie down on a bean bag, close your eyes and relax as we explore the nebulous world of chillout music

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April 2021

BATTLE OF THE BEAT MAKERS

There's never been a better time to dive into hardware beat-making. This issue, we put eight of the finest drum machines and percussion synths head-to-head to crown the king of the beat

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April 2021

M-Audio BX3 and BX4 from £85

Need some compact monitors for your set up? Jon Musgrave sizes up two new offerings from M-Audio

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April 2021

Aston Element £159

Marketed as “the people’s mic”, Aston say their latest mic has undergone exhaustive public testing. But what does reviewer Rob Redman think?

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April 2021

Ableton Live 11 Suite £539

The immensely popular DAW enters its eleventh chapter with an array of new features. Tim Cant goes Live

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April 2021

Steinberg Cubase Pro 11£499

Bruce Aisher takes a look at the latest iteration of Steinberg’s popular DAW to see if it is still up there with the best

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February 2021

Luke Abbott

Norfolk’s premier electronic explorer, Luke Abbott takes a sabbatical from his Szun Waves trio to offer up the rich, filmic textures of new album, Translate. Hamish Mackintosh catches up with Luke and gets lost in Translation

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February 2021

AAS Chromaphone 3 $199

The ‘acoustic object synthesiser’ is back. James Russell looks at the new version of AAS’s physical modelling instrument

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February 2021

DJOKO

Building a track from scratch in Live

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February 2021

Fraser T. Smith

Award-winning hit maker Fraser T. Smith is famed for his songwriting/production work with Adele and Stormzy, but now the shoe is on the other foot. Danny Turner discusses his hugely ambitious debut solo project, Future Utopia

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February 2021

Sequential Pro 3 from $1,400

Sequential’s Pro 3 may appear to be simply a beefy monosynth but, as Rob Redman discovers, it’s far more than that

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February 2021

JZ Microphones Signature BB29 €1,299

JZ are expanding their mic range. Jon Musgrave sizes up their signature model

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February 2021

Celemony Melodyne 5.1 from €99

With Melodyne 5’s release Bruce Aisher asks whether Celemony can remain top of the note-based audio editing tree

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February 2021

Amon Tobin Foley Room

Ninja Tune, 2007

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February 2021

A Winged Victory for the Sullen

A Winged Victory for the Sullen comprises Stars of the Lid founder Adam Wiltzie and film composer Dustin O’Halloran. Danny Turner speaks to Wiltzie about the duo’s latest theatre production score, Invisible Cities

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February 2021

Leapwing Audio RootOne £180

RootOne promises a new approach to creating and boosting sub frequencies. Si Truss goes low

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January 2021

Roland TR-06 £350

The TR-606 is the latest Roland groovebox to get the Boutique treatment. Si Truss asks if this is a classic worth reviving…

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January 2021

MOOG MATRIARCH

Let’s get patching and see what Moog’s four-VCO, vintage inspired semi-modular can do

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January 2021

Penelope Trappes

Esoteric soundscaper Penelope Trappes embraces an elemental approach to production. Danny Turner discusses the techniques behind new EP, Eel Drip

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January 2021

Trip-hop

This month we take a look at trip-hop, the distinctly British melting pot of stoned hip-hop, dub, and punk

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January 2021

Tascam Model 12 Mixer £569

Compact analogue mixers are usually pretty basic, but this one has some tricks up its sleeve as Jon Musgrave discovers

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January 2021

GREAT OF THE YEAR 2020

We round-up the year's bumper crop of music making hardware and software, to bring you our guide to the essential gear you need in your studio for 2021.

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January 2021

Opsix vs Digitone – Modern FM machines head-to-head

Korg and Elektron’s instruments are the only hardware FM synths in town, but are similar in their quest to present a more modern and tweakable take on that notoriously awkward synthesis type. So what are their pros and cons?

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Future Music
January 2021

Drew McDowall

Ex-Psychic TV and Coil member Drew McDowall solidifies his reputation as an industrial outlier with his latest album Agalma. Danny Turner discovers his longstanding addiction to modular

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January 2021

ALM Busy Circuits System Coupe £1,899

ALM’s first complete system is packed with new modules and proven classics. Rob Redman takes it for a spin

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January 2021

Piezo

Milan-based Luca Mucci’s (aka Piezo) debut album pulsates with innovative sound design. Danny Turner reveals his battle to tame the ‘nerd tendency’

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December 2020

FREE FILTERS

Get your fill with these five fabulous filters that have had the price tags cut off

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December 2020

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