Akai Pro­fes­sional MPC X | £1859

Full Re­view: FM323

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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.

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