Review: Novation Summit

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Price £1,899 Contact Novation Right from the outset, I’m not doing any Twin Peaks puns. (Okay, bar the one in the intro line above.) But it’s hard not to, because the designers at Novation possibly had this infamous 1990s TV show in mind when they developed their new Summit hybrid synth; it, after all, is two […]

Review: Moshi Avanti C

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Price £219 Contact Moshi The trouble with Bluetooth digital headphones is they introduce a delay, so can’t be used for monitoring recording and playing. They are increasingly improving for sound quality, though. Moshi – a company making inroads in the headphone market – has released these wired USB C headphones that connect direct to your […]

Review: Reason Studios Scenic Hybrid Instrument

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Price £89 Contact Reason Studios Scenic Hybrid Instrument is a brand-new Rack Extension from the newly named Reason Studios (ex Propellerhead Software). It is sold as a separate instrument, but also comes bundled with the full version of Reason (Suite, which costs €549/$599). Scenic is described as the perfect instrument to deliver “thrill-inducing electronic rhythms, […]

6 of the best Lewitt Audio microphones

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LCT 040 Match The tiny LCT 040 Match is a lightweight, small-diaphragm condenser mic with a 17mm pressure-gradient transducer in the capsule and fixed cardioid polar pattern. It comes as both as an individual and precisely matched stereo pair for superior stereo recording. We used them in several recording scenarios when testing them, including upright […]

Lewitt Audio talk history and tease a new product that’s been “a decade in the making”

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In terms of its history, Lewitt Audio might not be quite up there with the likes of Neumann (90-plus years) or AKG (70-plus years), but this Viennese company is punching well above its weight in terms of innovation. In just a decade, it has produced world-class microphones for both studio and live use including the […]

Review: IK Multimedia iLoud MTM

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Price €700 Contact IK Multimedia Regular MusicTech readers might well have noticed a shift in our stance on small and cheap monitors over recent issues. We used to say that you needed to spend well into four figures for ‘proper’ studio monitors, but speaker transducer and circuit developments, tied with improved designs, have meant that you […]

Review: Reason Studios Reason 11

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Price $99 – $599 Contact Reason Studios There was a time when people used to complain about the lack of substance in DAW updates – and quite rightly so. But those days of nudged updates and bluff and bluster thankfully seem to have passed, or certainly as far as Reason goes. The last few updates […]