Akai Professional MPC X | £1859
Full Review: FM323
MPC X is hugely powerful. It works impressively alone and as a controller, and it’s on the way to replacing your DAW, live or in the studio.
Elektron Digitakt | £659 Review FM320 With deep sequencing and a powerful sound engine, Digitakt is the ‘affordable’ Elektron groovebox we’ve been dreaming of.
Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator KO! & PO Speak | £85 Review FM329 Two more fun, inspirational additions to the PO range. Speak is the pick here though – we can see it inspiring whole tracks!
Elektron Octatrack | €1240 Review FM244 Elektron’s reimagining of hardware sampling results in a unique approach to sample-based composition and performance.
Pioneer DJ Toraiz SP-16 Sampler | £1279 Review FM310 The SP-16 was impressive at launch but has got better through subsequent firmware updates – there’s a lot to like here.