The SOS editors take you through their favourite hardware and software of the last 12 months.
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Eventide have finally landed in the sweet‑smelling meadows of Euroland with the Euro DDL, the beating heart of an Eventide digital delay in Eurorack format.
Thankfully Bassline is not a TB‑303 clone: its acidic pedigree is very much its own.
It's hard to imagine any modular system not benefiting from a dash of randomness; Marbles offers three streams of triggers/gates and four voltages...
This is a reverb pedal which most definitely falls into the 'not as we know it' category — the Dark Star is really a tool for...
Can a single DAW really perform well on laptop, tablet and mobile phone?
From treated trombones to tweaked-out trumpets, Heavyocity's Forzo provides a 21st Century take on virtual brass.
Oeksound's Spiff represents a new take on transient processing, which opens up some intriguing possibilities in mixing and mastering.
Rode's computer recording package offers top value for amateur and professional alike.
Offering polyphonic pitch tracking without needing a special pickup, this versatile pedal lets guitarists enter the world of synthesis.
Buzz update a characterful concept to create a compressor that's capable of both vintage and modern sounds.
This pedal puts Line 6's flagship Helix processing in a compact stompbox.
This handy gadget aims to take all the hard work out of tuning your stringed instruments.
Tremotron can emulate an amplifier’s tremolo effect but it also has the unusual ability to run two tremolos at a time to create more rhythmic modulations.
The LiveTrak L‑12 ticked a lot of boxes for a lot of people. Could the L‑20 tick the rest?
Xosphere 2 is based around four sound processors, complemented by an X/Y pad that allows the user to fluidly modulate between them in real time.
Solo Violin A contains the simplest of instruments: an effective legato violin patch.
This four-stage analogue phase-shifter pedal delivers the kind of chewy swirl that we all know and love...
If action and thriller soundtracks are your thing, then Red Room Audio’s Saga Acoustic Trailer Percussion might well appeal....