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Native Instruments are showing off again! ;) This time we're thrilled to see that MASCHINE and TRAKTOR can perform in sync together wirelessly thanks to NI making both compatible with Ableton Link.
Working with some top AV M4L talent in the world, Isotonik Studios have come out with Retro Collection. It's designed for creating visuals for Ableton Live performances generated from audio & MIDI.
The recent Audified U73b compressor plugin was a big hit here in the AskAudio studios. So, we're naturally excited by the new U78 Saturator plug-in, based on the U73b announced today.
Tegeler Audio tells us they've released a unique stereo compressor with flexible emulation modes, is remote-controlled by a plug-In... plus, it has the longest name of any analog compressor we know.
Fascinated by portable synthesizers? The Tiny-TS is a DIY digital hardware synth the size of a credit card with a one octave captive keyboard! And it's now available to buy on Kickstarter.
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.
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