Gear Of The Year: Best modular gear of 2020

Each Eurorack rig is as unique as its user, but we think this module is a must-have.

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WINNER: Dreadbox Hysteria

Price £90
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The innovative Athens-based Dreadbox has continually impressed with its retro designs and the sheer scope of its characterful synths’ sounds. This analogue VCO packs the weighty power of its larger-scale Dreadbox brothers into a simple 10HP form factor. Its an easy-to-use unit, with four sliders split into two sections, each slider with its own CV input beneath. It grants a colossal amount of waveform selection, the likes of which is rare at this price. The sounds you can coax from the Hysteria are staggering and a clear reflection of Dreadbox’s passion for providing quality synthesis without breaking the bank.

Read our full review here.

Highly commended: Studio Electronics MiniMidi V30

Studio Electronics MIDIMINI V30

Price £2,900
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Celebrating 30 years since the Midimini, Studio Electronics faithfully recaptured the power of that legendary unit, adding new colours and harmonic interest, including powerful new LFO sections.

Read our full review here.

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