Nord Drum 3P, Teenage Engineering's PO-20 series Pocket Operators and ROLI Seaboard RISE 49 all feature in Future Music magazine’s Gear of the Year issue.

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On the Nord Drum 3P, “The new pad-equipped iteration of Nord’s drum synth gives characterful percussive sounds and a smooth workflow.  It’s compact enough to travel easily, and the responsive integrated drum pads make it great for live use.  Ideal if you want something ‘playable’ that sits apart from the common x0x paradigm”.

On the Teenage Engineering PO-20 Series, “The trio of new additions to Teenage Engineering’s PO range add esoteric, arcade style synth sounds which prove to be more niche, but no less exciting than the original line-up”.

On the ROLI Seaboard RISE 49, “With last year’s Seaboard RISE, ROLI brought the innovative multi-dimensional controller technology of their Seaboard GRAND range within reach of less affluent producers.  The 49 ‘key’ version builds upon that template with a mid-ranged controller that’s flexible and highly innovative, yet still below £1,000”.

The full feature can be found in the January 2017 issue of Future Music magazine on sale now.

Nord, Teenage Engineering and ROLI are exclusively distributed in the UK and ROI by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call 01462 480000 or visit