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Probably one of the most anticipated synths releases by Roland this year (though there are lots to choose from), the System-8 plug-out synthesizer is now available for $1499.
It looks like IK Multimedia have been very busy for the last 8 years working on a new type of physical instrument modelling that they tell us will bring a new level of realism to software instruments.
Maschine JAM is out in the wild and feedback for this studio and live production sequencer and controller has been positive. One stand out feature is its touch strips which Matt Celliti demonstrates.
These videos from Ableton show what's new in Live 9.7, with big improvements for Push owners. There's new slicing modes, 16 set velocities, routing audio and MIDI with Push, improved feedback and more
The 24 DB 4-Pole Low Pass VCF synth module from TipTop Audio promises to bring back the famous 80s analog polyphonic synthesizer sounds. Here's a short demo video and more details.
Auto-Sampling in Logic? Yes, but you need to use AutoSampler in MainStage to do it! Now you can turn your hardware synths into velocity-layered Logic Pro EXS24 instruments. Here's how to set it up.
RME MADIface Pro is a 136-Channel MADI USB audio and MIDI interface. The follow-up to the successful Babyface Pro, it maintains the aesthetic of its predecessor while pushing the tech boundaries.
If you've been scratching your head trying to emulate the sound of Chewbacca from Star Wars... stop. There are everyday objects that sound just like the Wookie. You just need to find & record them.
Our teaser video for the Genesis 1 hardware synth that merges analog feel & digital convenience (and runs Ableton Live) got lots of attention. Here's the first proper sound demo video. It's stunning.
The good folks at Embertone have intricately sampled a mountain dulcimer to create an incredible-sounding and versatile Kontakt instrument. If you're even slightly curious check out the video below.
If you've been wowed by the features and price of the new Arturia DrumBrute analog drum machine and sequencer... you're going to love this video from Source Dsitribution in the UK.
Bastl Instruments have announced their latest new synthesizer. And not only is it super kind on space (table top or shirt pocket), it's also extremely affordable and plays nicely with other CV synths.
The recently announced Arturia DrumBrute is set to be a runaway success. With great sounding analog instruments like MicroBrute and MiniBrute, the DrumBrute weighs in with some impressive features.
I think I've just found my Friday distraction. Creating hip hop loops from awesome samples using your computer keyboard has probably never felt so good thanks to Sample Stitch.
A 4-channel rhythm generator with infinite rhythmic variations and a BPM. Qu-Bit's Rhythm promises complex beats in a simple to use synth module.
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