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Why use your web browser to read about or buy a second-hand 909 Rhythm Composer when you can play one? Well, HTML-909 is a good 909 emulator. It's free and it's online.
Modstep 1.0 is designed to be the centerpiece of your studio or stage setup and features a MIDI sequencer, drum sampler, synthesizer, and templates to control external MIDI hardware and apps!
Ableton plus Christmas [or insert your festival here] often results in something for us to enjoy. Unless Santa is bringing you a Push 2, then the next best thing is the free Little Drummer Toy.
If you're a sound designer who loves the idea of capturing sounds from unusual objects and abandoned spaces then you'll really enjoy this video course from Timo Preece where he captures Berlin!
If you're looking for a large MIDI note sequencer controller that can play back 6 patterns simultaneously and store over 700 patterns and looks really, really cool, then check out the NSC-32.
Sinevibes have announced Inertia 2.0, a Mac Audio Unit effect plugin for advanced audio level shaping. If it's half as good as Inertia 1 we're in for a treat, and version 1 owners can upgrade free.
Version 2.0 of Waves Audio's virtual analog synth, Element, has been released. Perfect for creating fat, warm sounds that emulate classic hardware synths, it is powered by Waves' virtual voltage tech.
Avid tell us the latest version of Pro Tools 12.4 includes enhancements to their industry-standard digital audio software that free up DSP like Track Freezing, Track Commit, and Track Bounce.
What do you get when you combine the hit movie of the millennia, the music app of the month, and a musician whose talents and skills know no bounds? Simple: The Shred Awakens.
Something cool for sound designers that treats sounds like CGI apps treat graphics and visual effects. Sound Particles is an impressive way to create immersive audio and is being adopted by Hollywood.
With one month to go, NAMM announcements are coming in now. Designed for small to medium sized control rooms, PMC's 3-way plug and play monitor is designed for a wide range of pro applications.
Novation Circuit is only recently out and already has some exciting updates, including an awesome Max4Live / standalone software synth editor from Isotonik Studios, updated firmware & MIDI CC spec.
ROLI have released a new iPhone app called NOISE that takes advantage of 3D Touch on iPhone 6s to provide expressive music-making potential for the mobile musician for free!
Start your Sunday off with some samples. Better still, make that "Free samples". Boxed Ear have sampled the classic Roland R-8 MkII drum machine and are generously giving it away for free!
Erica Synths' Acid box II is an emulation of a classic Russian synth's voltage controlled filter for awesome analog resonance sweeps. Don't take my word for it, watch the video to see it in action.
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