Review: Dreadbox Nyx 2

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          Price £469  Contact Nova Distribution | Dreadbox Dreadbox is what you might call a bespoke synth company. It is just one of seemingly hundreds of relatively small enterprises trying their hands at – and largely succeeding at – making great hardware synths with a unique flavour.  Many of these, of […]

Review: IK Multimedia UNO Drum

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Price £255 (street)/$249 Contact IK Multimedia At the risk of sounding like a grandparent staring wistfully at an urban development and bemoaning, ‘I remember when all of this was fields’, I remember when IK Multimedia just did software. Ah, those heady days, when companies were trying to get a computer to do every music-making task […]

Synth-pop juggernaut Georgia on her gear, production and being born in the studio

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Hype surrounding Georgia first started building back in 2015 with the release of her debut self-titled album, when The Guardian listed her as one of the artists to watch of that year. However, the artist and producer then seemingly disappeared over the next three years, refining her sound to perfection and is now trickle-releasing the […]

Review: Olympus LS-P4

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      Price £149/€155 Contact Olympus The benefits of owning a mobile recording device are obvious. Capturing ‘found sound’ is the primary goal, environmental noise and atmosphere that no plug-in can really offer. Then there are those moments of inspiration. A small device to capture fleeting musical ideas would be the ideal net, but […]

Review: Focal Clear Professional

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      Price £1,228/$1,499 Contact Focal | SVC Distribution Headphones are certainly becoming more important for music production, as more and more people take up this most satisfying of pursuits, only to perhaps find out they don’t always have the ideal setup or space for ‘proper’ monitoring. Manufacturers are willingly stepping up to meet […]

Review: Kilohearts Phase Plant

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      Price From $169 Contact Kilohearts The quest for the ultimate soft synth has been hotting up of late, with many companies really pulling out all the stops to reside in your hard-drive space. There have been great-looking options with incredible UIs, including the likes of Arturia’s Pigments and Audaire’s Zone, which both […]