Review: Universal Audio Apollo X4

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Price £1,599 street Contact Universal Audio Dedicated DSP processing in an audio interface is very much in vogue at present, with a number of mid-to-high-end units coming out from new entrants to the market over recent months. Interesting though these offerings have been, none have yet quite achieved the seamless integration between DAW and external […]

Review: Universal Audio Apollo X4

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Price £1,599 street Contact Universal Audio Dedicated DSP processing in an audio interface is very much in vogue at present, with a number of mid-to-high-end units coming out from new entrants to the market over recent months. Interesting though these offerings have been, none have yet quite achieved the seamless integration between DAW and external […]

Review: Denise Audio Bad Tape

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Price €19.90 Contact Denise Audio Bad Tape from Denise Audio may seem fairly innocent upon first glance, with a friendly, simplistic looking interface. Make no mistake, though, this little plug-in can be seriously destructive. Denise Audio took a different route in its marketing with Bad Tape. Instead of telling the world how great the new […]

Review: Denise Audio Bad Tape

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Price €19.90 Contact Denise Audio Bad Tape from Denise Audio may seem fairly innocent upon first glance, with a friendly, simplistic looking interface. Make no mistake, though, this little plug-in can be seriously destructive. Denise Audio took a different route in its marketing with Bad Tape. Instead of telling the world how great the new […]

Review: VSL Big Bang Orchestra

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Price €Free/£Free Contact VSL VSL has form. Some years ago, it changed the world of orchestral sample libraries with its Orchestral Cube package, which tantalisingly offered composers and producers an entire orchestra, at a data size that allowed orchestral samples to finally sound like the real McCoy – at least for the most part. Since […]

Review: Roland MC-707

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Price £879 Contact Roland At the start of the 21st century, using computers to perform music was sexy, and hardware got dusty as software helped us create powerful and portable rigs. It was liberating, and it was democratising, as long as you could afford some kind of laptop. Hardware never totally lost its allure though, […]

Review: Waldorf STVC

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Price £749 Contact Waldorf The much-anticipated STVC from Waldorf comes hot-on-the-heels of their groundbreaking Quantum flagship synthesiser. While the Quantum could be regarded as the synth of all synths, the STVC has a very different and more considered ambition, drawing on a vintage legacy that offers plenty for contemporary production. Strings and vocoder As if […]