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Price £60Contact EarFun When a company claims they have a consumer audio product that outshines Sennheiser, Apple and Sony for a fraction of the price, it raises eyebrows in the MusicTech office. EarFun says that its Free Pro earbuds beat the three brand’s flagship wireless earbuds in 11 metrics, from low-latency figures to noise-cancelling to […]

If J’Moris has anything to say about it, trap hop will not be a fading fad, even as artists like Lil Uzi Vert and Migos become more commercial and search for bigger forehead diamonds. The Texas-based rapper continues his quest to tell stories through trap and show its true potential with two new singles, “Blac […]

Price £285Contact VocAlign Ultra pours many features of Synchro Arts‘ flagship Revoice Pro into a lighter, cheaper plug-in for time and pitch aligning multiple vocal tracks. Though Revoice Pro is a renowned super-tool for vocal production, it is clear from the start that VocAlign Ultra provides a thoroughly professional editing apparatus. ARA or Realtime […]

It’s definitely a bit of a misnomer to feature Nicholas Gunn in our New Artist Spotlight tag but somehow a great oversight has occurred here at YEDM and we’ve never actually featured this ambient and experimental electronica veteran. The “spotlight” bit is definitely apt, however, as Gunn’s new album, Sound Condition, deserves more than one. Having […]

Nearly a year into the pandemic, artists are continuing to present ambitious live streams. But leave it to noted technology innovator Todd Rundgren to raise the quality bar considerably with his series of virtual concerts. Dubbed the Clearly Human tour, the 25-date trek resembles an extended residency, as the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame […]

Price £240Contact Tom Wolfe Even as computer-bound synths display ever-more ingenious ways to generate appealing sounds, we often find ourselves returning to our favourite presets. There’s nothing wrong with that. Many new and exciting synths offer such complexity in modulation and real-time performance that reaching for them and having to programme sounds might interrupt our […]

Price Live Intro £69 / $99 | Live Standard £319 / $449 | Live Suite £539 / $599Contact Ableton Live has always been different from other DAWs. In many respects, it’s probably more accurate to describe it as a DAW-instrument hybrid, especially when you factor in Ableton’s hardware controller Push 2. In Session View, you […]

Industrial/doomcore outfit known as Post Death Soundtrack released their epic, politically charged  and genre-pushing LP It Will Come Out of Nowehere in 2019. For the Canadian duo, it represented an expansion of their sound into even more obscure electronic territory. with lashings of halftime trap, breakbeat and trip hop. Now they’re expanding even more, having […]

Price £30Contact Loopmasters This new cinematic percussion pack comes courtesy of composer Russ Harris and boasts a large number of dynamic percussion loops and hits. The bulk of the pack is its more than 160 mixed percussion patterns, with separate loops for the individual parts. There are more traditional toms, taiko and percussion instruments alongside […]

Price 61-key: £1,950, 73-key: £2,200, 88-key hammer-action: £2,550Contact Korg It’s tough to say which was the first synth worthy of being called a true workstation but many point to the Korg M1. Korg has continued to evolve the format since the M1’s 1988 release, with its current flagship synth, the Kronos, blurring the lines between […]