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It’s our annual Gear Of The Year celebration!

In this month’s cover feature we revisit all the great synths, beat-makers, software and studio gear that’s graced our review section over the past twelve months. We’ll crown the best of the best and explore the movers, shakers and trends you need to know about.

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Nightmares On Wax  – George Evelyn talks 30 years of Warp, new album Shout Out! To Freedom and re-evaluating life’s important stuff

The Black Dog – The Sheffield trio on blending photography and techno for their brutalism-inspire new project

Vitalic – The French dance music stalwart on returning to his post-punk roots

Produce Like… Richard Fearless – We take a trip to the Death In Vegas producer’s riverside lair – and a step into his Future Rave Memory

Classic AlbumClaude VonStroke talks us through his debut LP Beware of the Bird 

Career In Gear – Techno figurehead Alan Fitzpatrick talks us through the tech that’s shaped his sound


Gear Of The Year 2021 – We crown the year’s best synths, drum machines, studio gear and more

Producer’s Guide – Get more out of Roland’s super-handy TR-6S drum machine

Retrospective – The past, present and future of glitch


Waldorf M

Akai MPC Studio

MachineRoom Prodigy Dual VCO

Campfire Audio Honeydew IEM

Fluid Audio Axis 90 Sounds and Samples

Longterm test: Polyend Tracker 

& more


Builds and Transitions – Fill your tracks with tension with this pack of expectation-building sounds. From risers and downers to out there, unexpected FX. 

Earth-Shaking Beats – Need drum sounds that will make an impact? Look no further than this pack of larger-than-life percussion tones. 

Access the FM sample archive: Download the ‘Archive’ packs and get over 18GB of loops, hits and instruments from our back catalogue of high-quality and royalty-free samples. From vintage synths and drum machines to esoteric instruments and FX – think of it as our best of. All the samples you need to create great music!

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