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Every now and then a DIY synth project comes along that just bowls us over. The Guenther Chiptune is one such homemade synthesizer.
The acquisition of FXpansion by ROLI has brought us another benefit. Now the excellent analog modelling synth, Strobe2, is bundled with every Seaboard RISE and Grand controller.
We're excited by this deal for Audified's MixChecker. You can save $50 in this sale on their acclaimed mixing assistant that'll save you time and money and make your mixes sound better for everyone.
One of the most exciting MIDI controllers announced in the past few years is the Specialwaves Mine. You can choose the layout and controls for the controller. Now this online tool makes it easier.
So you want to remove that tangled mess of cables from your studio / stage setup? This new compact bluetooth receiver from Alto Professional might be exactly what you need.
Interested in alien landscapes, warped sci-fi space journeys, and sonic time tunnels? This new futuristic VST synth, Particle Collider SX7 will take your sounds into the next century! Go to Warp Speed
Cakewalk tells us their new L-Phase plug-in series stands out with commanding features for both mixing and mastering. Here's details on their new additions for the mixing and mastering producer.
Here's a new polyphonic 8-voice synthesizer in development from Baloran based on the Moog Source. Here's some details and listen to what it sounds like.
Native Instruments Stems is a relatively new format for DJs and producers to make music. Now you automatically master this format online using LANDR in a very interesting turn of events.
Pop into the studio with grammy award-winning composer Lorne Balfe as he gives us a sneak preview of his score / piano roll arrangement for Lego Batman, the movie.
The SX-1 is a stand alone expander that doesn't require a Synthi to use it, though can be connected if you wish. Plus, it's being co-developed by Future Sound of London.
With some synths being released in a multitude of colors (Korg, we're thinking about the new Monologues) it's nice to see a cool synth like the OP-1 from Teenage Engineering in black. And it's sexy!
One of the trickiest aspects of using analog synths is syncing them with your favorite DAW software. Bastl Instruments seeks to put an end to these sync issues with KLIK, an innovative solution.
If you've ever wished for a Roland TR-808 that'll fit nicely into your 60HP Eurorack modular synthesizer then you're going to love this new 808 Eurorack analog drum machine from System 80.
These three fabulously well sampled and playable concert grand pianos by True Keys are available for just $99 (at 71% off) for a limited time only. Take a listen to how good these pianos really are.
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