New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)

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New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
Axis Plugins Match EQ
Frequency-finding 'auto-EQ' plugin

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"A great addition to the Axis roster, Match EQ does what it claims effectively, though it should be handled with care."

FULL REVIEW: Axis Plugins Match EQ review

(Reviewed in Computer Music issue 196)

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
Zynaptiq Unfilter
Intelligent sonic restoration plugin

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"A powerful sonic weapon for evening out wonky mixes and recordings, but one that needs to be wielded responsibly."

FULL REVIEW: Zynaptiq Unfilter review

(Reviewed in Computer Music issue 196)

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
Korg Volca Keys
Small synth with huge personality

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"The Volca synth is revolutionary at this price point. Everybody should own one!"

FULL REVIEW: Korg Volca Keys review

(Reviewed in Future Music issue 271)

BUY: Korg Volca Keys currently available from:
UK:Andertons Music | Thomann | Gear4Music
USA:Sweetwater | Full Compass
FR: Thomann | Michenaud | Star's Music | Woodbrass

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
IK Multimedia iRig Pro
An iOS interface that promises to do it all

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"It might be on the pricey side, but the iRig Pro could meet all your iOS interfacing requirements at a stroke."

FULL REVIEW: IK Multimedia iRig Pro review

BUY: IK Multimedia iRig Pro currently available from:
UK:Thomann | Gear4Music
USA:Sweetwater | Full Compass
FR:Thomann

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
EastWest Stormdrum 3
Extensive percussion collection

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Stormdrum 3 combines stellar sounds with exceptional playability. For big, beautiful drums and percussion, you simply won't find better."

FULL REVIEW: EastWest Stormdrum 3 review

(Reviewed in Computer Music issue 196)

BUY: EastWest Stormdrum 3 currently available from:
UK: Thomann
USA: Sweetwater
FR: Thomann

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
UVI WaveRunner
Wavetable synth soundpack

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"A huge collection of bright, bold, up-front patches. You'll certainly get plenty of mileage out of WaveRunner's lovingly curated archive of classic sounds."

FULL REVIEW: UVI WaveRunner review

(Reviewed in Computer Music issue 196)

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
Klanghelm DC8C 2
The ultimate affordable compressor?

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"A compressor for all seasons at a price for all wallets."

FULL REVIEW: Klanghelm DC8C 2 review

(Reviewed in Computer Music issue 196)

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
HoRNet 3Xover
DJ-mixer EQ with a twist

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"The range of corrective and creative uses this thing can be put to is endless… An essential."

FULL REVIEW: HoRNet 3Xover review

(Reviewed in Computer Music issue 196)

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
IK Multimedia iKlip Stand
Sturdy yet flexible iPad bracket

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"The iKlip Stand is a great mounting solution for the iPad musician. If only the claw was adjustable."

FULL REVIEW: CHANGE review

(Reviewed in Computer Music issue 196)

BUY: IK Multimedia iKlip Stand currently available from:
UK:Andertons Music
USA: Sweetwater | Full Compass
FR: Star's Music | Woodbrass

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
Korg Volca Beats
Micro analogue rhythm machine

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Perfect for producers that are tight on space but want quality analogue drums without breaking the bank."

FULL REVIEW: Korg Volca Beats review

(Reviewed in Future Music issue 271)

BUY: Korg Volca Beats currently available from:
UK:Thomann | Gear4Music
USA: Sweetwater | Full Compass
FR:Thomann | Michenaud | Star's Music | Woodbrass

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
Focusrite Scarlett 18i8
USB interface market gets Scarlett fever

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Stylish and, by incorporating twin discrete headphone outs, well suited to modern working practices."

FULL REVIEW: Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 review

(Reviewed in Future Music issue 271)

BUY: Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 currently available from:
UK:Andertons Music | Thomann | Gear4Music
USA: Sweetwater | Full Compass
FR: Thomann | Michenaud | Woodbrass

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
AKG C1000 S
Swiss army mic

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"A sound choice for a dependable and affordable all-rounder small-diaphragm condenser."

FULL REVIEW: AKG C1000 S review

(Reviewed in Future Music issue 271)

BUY: AKG C1000 S currently available from:
UK: Thomann | Gear4Music
USA: Full Compass
FR: Thomann | Michenaud | Star's Music

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
Liine LiveControl 2 for iPad
Ableton Live controller app

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Futuristic and practical, flexible and portable, this is an Ableton Live controller everybody should try."

FULL REVIEW: Liine LiveControl 2 for iPad review

(Reviewed in Future Music issue 271)

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
Yamaha HS Series monitors
Speakers aiming to become industry standard

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"A classic Yamaha look but with improved performance for today's studios."

FULL REVIEW: Yamaha HS Series monitors review

(Reviewed in Future Music issue 271)

BUY: Yamaha HS Series monitors currently available from:
UK: Andertons Music | Thomann | Gear4Music
USA: Sweetwater
FR: Thomann | Michenaud | Star's Music | Woodbrass

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
Novation Bass Station II
The iconic synth returns re-vamped

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"They say never go back, but Novation has and we're all the better for it. Cheers!"

FULL REVIEW: Novation Bass Station II review

(Reviewed in Future Music issue 271)

BUY: Novation Bass Station II currently available from:
UK:Andertons Music | Thomann | Gear4Music
USA:Sweetwater | Full Compass
FR: Thomann | Michenaud | Star's Music | Woodbrass

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
Stanton DJC.4
Four-deck digital DJ controller

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"The perfect partner for Virtual DJ users, and a great feature-packed option for entry-level controller DJs."

FULL REVIEW: Stanton DJC.4 review

(Reviewed in Future Music issue 271)

BUY: Stanton DJC.4 currently available from:
USA:Sweetwater | Full Compass
FR: Star's Music

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
Focusrite Scarlett 6i6
An interface that won't make you see red

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"We like the way it looks, sounds and behaves and it is priced very competitively."

FULL REVIEW: Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 review

(Reviewed in Future Music issue 271)

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
Korg Volca Bass
Slim console, fat bass

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"These are deservedly going to sell by the boatload and we can only imagine excitedly what Korg has in store around the corner."

FULL REVIEW: Korg Volca Bass review

(Reviewed in Future Music issue 271)

BUY: Korg Volca Bass currently available from:
UK: Andertons Music | Thomann | Gear4Music
USA:Sweetwater | Full Compass
FR: Thomann | Michenaud | Star's Music |Woodbrass

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
Olympus LS-14 Digital Recorder
Hold on to inspiration

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Obviously the LS-14 isn't an alternative to going into the studio, but it is a handy, relatively inexpensive way to ensure you capture those inspired moments of creativity without fail."

FULL REVIEW: Olympus LS-14 Digital Recorder review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 271)

BUY: Olympus LS-14 Digital Recorder currently available from:
UK: Thomann | Gear4Music
USA: Full Compass
FR:Thomann

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
Sony Sound Forge Pro 11
Audio editor gets an upgrade

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Perhaps not an essential upgrade for existing users, but clearly the best Sound Forge yet, with excellent bundled effects."

FULL REVIEW: Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 review

(Reviewed in Computer Music issue 197)

BUY: Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 currently available from:
USA: Sweetwater | Full Compass

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
KMI QuNexus
Fun keyboard with serious connectivity

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"A personable little controller with a unique feature set that would make it a useful addition to any laptop bag."

FULL REVIEW: KMI QuNexus review

(Reviewed in Computer Music issue 197)

BUY: KMI QuNexus currently available from:
USA:Sweetwater

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
Audio Artery One DJ
New player in the DJ software market

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Showing plenty of promise in its initial release, with some improvements and refinements, One DJ could be a hit."

FULL REVIEW: Audio Artery One DJ review

(Reviewed in Computer Music issue 197)

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