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2016 was the year that eurorack and modular synths finally broke into mainstream music producer consciousness. While that's not what every synth nerd wanted it's been positive for the makers.
With the DeepMind 12 analog synth practically out now Behringer are turning their attention to the analog drum machine. Looks like Roland, Korg, Elektron and Arturia just got major new competition.
It's almost been one year since the Arturia MatrixBrute analog synthesizer was announced. And from today the first units have begun shipping. Here's a video of a 2 MatrixBrute performance to celebrate
Audio interfaces are hub of most audio recording and production studios. Here's seven of our favorites for every budget released in 2016 which we reviewed or were mightily impressed by.
An audio interface at the bottom of the River Thames for two days will surely be ruined, right? It depends on the interface! We don't recommend you try this at home (or at work).
In a move that caught us off guard Waves Audio released a new plugin on Boxing Day 2016, Electric Grand 80 Piano. It's one of the most influential instruments found on 80s pop records.
Gecho. Imagine an open-source, battery operated music machine that converts environmental noise into musical loops and phrases. Better still you interact with the box and can program it in four ways.
We just love this new MIDI sequencer, Hachi, for the Novation Launchpad Pro. It's really multiple sequencers in one. It requires a bit of setup. But doesn't it look worth it!
Spaceship Delay is a delay audio effect VST featuring classic modern and vintage sounding delays and inspired by the original Korg Monotron Delay.
Want a Kontakt instrument with 40 kits, 150 audio loops, designed for cinematic styles and much more... made by Rigid Audio... and made FREE by The Beat Community? Read on!
Plankton Electronics Ants! - yes, that gorgeous sounding semi-modular analog synth has reached its kickstarter goal! To celebrate here's 8 videos covering all aspects of Ants and new stretch goals.
If you've ever dreamed of having a real analog tape delay as part of your eurorack modular synthesizer system that can be controlled by CV... well, T-Rex Effect's Replicator is real and for you.
Size isn't everything. But, there's something about a giant multi-touch tablet the size of a table with a drum machine app that makes this video even more appealing than if it had been a regular iPad.
After the runaway success of the DrumBrute and building on their collaboration with Bob Moog to bring his hardware synths to software instrument, Arturia have released MiniFilter V - free for all.
You don't need a full blown, expensive Digital Audio Workstation like Pro Tools or Logic or Cubase to edit audio these days. In fact, this free online HTML audio editor might just be all you need.
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