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Lots of synth news from our friends at Erica Synths. There's more additions to the Erica Black modular range and an awesome video by Carl Mikael on the Black VCO.
Native Instruments have announced the two main features for their upcoming Maschine 2.6.5 update (not yet released). And these two big features are significant for workflow and the future of Maschine.
XILS Labs are teasing us with their upcoming POLY synth plugin. The POLYM is inspired by the classic Polymoog synthesizer and what strikes us is how good it sounds. Check out the video below.
Whether you're at a drive-through or ordering a pizza online, it's possible to use your turntables instead of your voice. DJ Strategy shows you how in these two short videos.
Fans of Pink Floyd are in for a treat. The Pink Floyd Exhibition features the voices of David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters & the late Richard Wright, and Pink Floyd's last ever live performance.
Beats for your feet! These Mi Adidas Roland TR-808 shoes could be the start of something cool for DJs, musicians, and dancers. Margo Neely, the woman behind the shoes, reveals more details here.
Focusrite customers can now grab Positive Grid's BIAS Amp, one of the world's best and most realistic sounding guitar amp plug-ins for free! Here's how.
Sequencers didn't always use buttons to represent steps. This clone of the classic ARP 1601 analog sequencer with CV and Gate connectivity uses sliders instead. It's not cheap but it is pretty!
The Korg Monologue has a hidden game that uses the step sequencer and the built-in display. This powerful, budget monophonic analog synthesizer always seems to have an extra trick up its sleeve!
So you want a modelled piano instrument for that Freddie Mercury or Adele sound? Waves Audio have you covered with their emulation of the Fazioli F228 with the Grand Rhapsody Piano plugin.
Trust D16 to come out with a multi-tap delay plugin that resembles a step sequencer with 16 delay lines that have independent controls! This is one plugin you should check out.
Ableton have launched an interactive website aimed at novice producers and musicians to help them learn music theory fundamentals. AskAudio's music theory courses are the perfect next level tutorials.
Many synths are eagerly awaited. That's an understatement when it comes to the Behringer Minimoog Model D clone. The good news is this mini monster is now apparently getting ready to ship!
Say hello to this wonderful, retro-looking synthesizer made using Teensy and a 3D printer. Watch it in action to appreciate how good this polyphonic synthesizer actually sounds.
If you own Reaktor 6, and even if you don't, and want to morph beats together for complex and interesting rhythmic textures, Flintpope's new Drumlines instrument is well worth checking out.
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