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So you want to create your own clone of an 808 drum machine? But don't mind if it's not analog... and have somewhere between $20-99 for this DIY project. You're in luck.
With Ableton Link integration and a new step sequencer for Remix Decks, amongst other additions, the new free update from Native Instruments is a must-download for Traktor Pro users.
In version 1.3 just released, Group The Loop brings Ableton Link support , flexible tempo and new pitch and time stretch tempo algorithms.
Imagine being able to sync and modulate your MIDI & analog hardware synthesizers to a DAW like Ableton Live, Logic, Cubase, etc. Meet the very cool Modulation Processor 3244 plug-in from Dialog Audio.
Here's an interesting mini-documentary exploring the influence of Moog and Buchla on the current crop of modular synth makers and artists filmed at Machines in Music 2016, New York.
It seems the fate of one vintage Roland TB-303 Bass Line Synth is in our hands. Image Line propose they will destroy it in a creative way according to votes. We suggest they don't.
Is it possible you could easily make Drum and Bass back in 1982 with a Fairlight CMI? This video is worth a watch and then we show you how to really make music,,,,,
Verbs tell us their new Bark Filter Processor has 12 filter bands each with 6 pole bandpass. It debuted at the Maschine in Music fair in New York asa weekend. Here's some more details...
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.
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