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Can you believe it's been one whole year sine STEMS was first announced. To celebrate Native Instruments are giving away some seriously big prizes to three winners of their Mixcloud DJ contest.
Be prepared to laugh at this genius video by DJ Ravine and Majestic Casual. As much as we at AskAudio love music technology, there's more than a grain of truth in the video below.
If you're a fan of acid bass, the original TB-303 and Eurorack synth modules, then this one is for you. The Open Music Labs x0x-heart (303) Eurorack Module has surpassed its crowd funding goal!
It's a good thing to see cinematic instruments like AEON, once only available on NI's Kontakt platform break into a new format'¦ in this instance, Propellerhead Reason Rack Extension.
There's a handful of video synthesizers available like Critter & Guitari's Video Synthesizer and Ming Micro, but we believe Dave Jones O'Tool is the first we've encountered as a Eurorack synth module.
Native Instruments tells us that REPLIKA XT is a creative multi-mode delay, with five vivid delay modes and advanced options. It is an effect that is designed to deliver pure inspiration.
Now here's a novel idea: create a marketplace where engineers essentially offer audio and MIDI processing through their studio gear for nominal fees. TheAudioHunt.com might well be onto something.
The concept behind Output's Movement FX plug-in is about transforming any sound, instrument, synth or full track's rhythm effortlessly. The video below shows it in action. It's beautiful.
It wasn't so long ago that Mitxela created what we all believed was the smallest MIDI synth in the world'¦ and yours truly certainly didn't consider he could make an even smaller version so soon after.
These two FREE Ableton Live packs, Snow Day Prophet and ADM and SympleSound Pro 2 were made by AfroDJMac using the DSI Prophet 6 and the Pro 2 analog synthesizers respectively. And they're free!
The good folks at Sinevibes have a rather novel approach to their latest new synth plug-in, Altenator. Every control of this monophonic synth plug-in is sequenced. Yes, as in "step sequencers".
One of the world's true pioneers of synthesizer music, Isao Tomita, died of heart failure in Tokyo on the 7th March, aged 84.Â Listen to two of his groundbreaking contributions to synth music here.
So you want to train your ears, become better equipped to make more informed mixing decisions and make better music? The SoundGym believe an ear training workout with them will help.
Made for REAKTOR 6, this new instrument recreates the typical formant filter sounds but with a new and modern twist.Â Vokaloid can be used to process external audio, or it can use its own synth engine.
If you've been considering the Roland JU-06 synthesizer but don't know how to use its built-in step sequencer then this video tutorial by Rishabh Rajan on the JU-06 is for you.
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