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When we tried to pick our top 10 digital synthesizers across 3 price ranges (0-$150, $150-$500 & $500-$2500+) we just couldn't leave some of the below synths out. So here's 19 of our favorites.
This new analog semi-modular synthesizer, Ants, from Plankton Electronics is as affordable as it is portable, as accessible as it is beautiful. And did we mention it sounds great too?
The Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms series is about to get even more popular we think, thanks to the release of the Dynamic Impulse Filter. Here's a video and details for this module.
The generous people at Korg have released a new sound pack for the minilogue. Even better they've made it a free download.
The original Waldorf Wave synthesizer was one of the best wavetable synths the world has ever seen. Axel Hartmann, its designer, now reveals the designs for the planned Waldorf Wave II.
Confusion Studios tells us the latest iteration of their award-winning professional MIDI controller platform provides new editing and performance features for DIY rig creation. Find out more here.
In this exclusive video, Thavius Beck demonstrates the latest update for Bitwig Studio which adds unrivalled support for NI's Maschine JAM. The level of control is head spinning. Well worth watching.
The next FREE AskAudio Masterclass is streaming live today at 12pm PT / 8pm UK. And the good news is our host is Roger Linn who has some neat tricks with LinnStrument and MIDI to share.
Here is the first music instrument app we've come across designed primarily for the Touch Bar on the Apple MacBook Pro 2016 edition. And it's a rather nifty free polyphonic piano.
Ableton have unleashed a minor update with some useful bug fixes, two improvements for Live and changes for Push users. Here's what you need to know.
We're thrilled to see a patchable glitch processor plugin that takes Fracture and adds a granular processor amongst other features. And the great news is we've got a full review coming later today...
MOTU tells us their two new 624 and 8A mobile audio interfaces combine superb audio quality with Thunderbolt, USB3 and networking capabilities. Both are shipping now.
Do they never stop creating new DIY kits and instruments? Bastl Instruments are keeping the ideas flowing! Here's the low-down on their new DIY kit, OMSynth MiniLab for easy sound circuit creation.
Maschine JAM is already a really cool controller and unique sequencer for Native Instruments' Maschine software. It's also a very capable Ableton Live controller and now gets full FL Studio support.
The concept of the modular MIDI controller may have been around for a long time, but recently two very different visions of controller were announced. And now we've come across a third in Sonic Logic.
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