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Auddict have released a huge new Kontakt instrument, "drums of the deep" for Kontakt 4 and above with some hard-hitting Taiko drums, orchestral bass drums, tam-tam percussion and much more.
Back in August 2015 we reported on the original Arcano MIDI NES Synth on Kickstarter. Of course, it did well, and many of those who wanted to make 8-bit chiptune music found it great!
Critter & Guitari have released a white edition of their Bolsa Bass synth, and new modes for the Organelle including a beautiful Granular Freezer, a cool polyrhythmic drum machine, and synth patches.
Grab this one while you can. You have less than 2 weeks to download almost 500 MB of exotic plucked sample sounds in Ableton Live Pack format. BIG thank you to the generous folks at Isotonik Studios!
Modstep is an incredibly fully-featured MIDI sequencer for iPad that comes with a synthesizer and drum sampler too. There are multiple ways to connect it to your setup and version 1.1 gives even more.
If you love hardware synths you'll love the new podcast feature on Ask.Audio: Synth Stories. For episode 001 The Glitz talk about their story with the ARP Odyssey and their new track Chubby Cheek.
Jurgen from Jomox at Superbooth shows us around their new T-Rackonizer. It's an analog stereo filter matrix Eurorack module version of the T-Resonator. Expect some quirky, sublime sounds...
Learn all about Ableton Push 2's Note modes, Scale modes and how to imply them when playing Push 2 in this excellent video tutorial by Thavius Beck.
The Novation Launch Control XL is best known as an Ableton Live controller, and it is very good! Now, thanks to HUI integration, Logic, Cubase & Pro Tools users can enjoy near instant mapping too.
If you have a Waldorf Blofeld synthesiser and have been round the block with different controllers, then this news might make you very happy.
Fantom is a sensory remixer in an app. If that sounds cheesy, it's not. It's from Massive Attack and it can create quite wonderful remixes based on four new tracks from Bristol's finest.
What could make the Korg volca FM better? How about a way to integrate it into your Ableton Live setup and control and automate it via a Max for Live device..? Well here it is!
How does personality affect the music production process? Universal Audio & Ask.Audio wondered the same thing, and created this quiz to help you discover your personality type. Plus win $9000 in gear!
First it was an acoustic wooden toy piano. Then it became a MIDI controller. Now it's become a polyphonic digital hardware synthesizer!! Here's the story behind Liam Lacey's amazing Vintage Toy Synth.
In this 5 minute video tutorial, Joe Albano explains how narrow monitor placement can result in tracks being bunched and can detract from your mixes.
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