Wave Alchemy Mutate review

A two-in-one from Wave Alchemy

  • £50

MusicRadar Verdict

Mutate's engine is thoroughly usable and flexible enough to get the job done, while the soundbank is a versatile source of interesting and edgy sounds, with an emphasis on bass and EDM flavours.


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    Flexible engine.


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    Very few.

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