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StrumPad is an ingenious idea for a MIDI controller that does away with keys and replaces them with virtual strings / fretboard that can be strummed in a way you'd expect to play a guitar.
Circuit Components is the first installment of new software and features for Circuit'"including Sample Import, Synth Editor, Session Librarian and Firmware Update. Lots of videos... very impressive!
Synaptic's new plug-ins at Musikmesse 2016 caused quite a stir. AdaptiVerb uses self-learning robot technology! And Wormhole is every Sci-Fi game and film sound designer's dream. Watch the demos now.
Amazing Machines are well known to us now, and to many Reaktor Blocks users. Here's a quick look at their new AM104 CV Mixer for Reaktor Blocks.
MonoPlugs tell us their new synth has a powerful sound and modern morphing features, is ideal for live performance, jam sessions and studio recordings. The video demos are worth watching too!
Noted Mic Expert Matt McGlynn (Roswell Pro Audio) has introduced a new large-diaphragm studio condenser microphone workhorse, designed to be comfortable recording anything.
Ableton Live 9.6.1 features a vast array of improvements and bug fixes. While there's been performance improvements for Live users, Push 1 and 2 users will feel the love in a big way too.
Here's a native audio plug-in from Eventide and Tony Visconti that emulates the room sound of the vocal effect of Heroes by David Bowie. And it sounds just like the original Hansa studio!
So you want a dose of rhythmic inspiration from a wide range of analog and digital hardware synths in Ableton Live? Then AfroDJMac's latest lovely sounding Live Pack is just what the doctor ordered.
Â Drum Brain, a state-of-art Max For Live drum sampler featuring 6000 one-shot samples, external files import, an ultra-friendly interface and a solid set of synthesizer parameters.
Patchblocks. They offer so much in such a small package! If you're into synths, like connecting things, and you don't want to max out your credit card then Patchblocks synth modules could be for you.
Web browsers can do more than log onto Facebook or let you watch the latest kitten aspiring to be a DJ video. (Yes, the later does exist). Arpeggios is an excellent Chrome-based music tool you'll love
There's lots about RME music gear that many musicians love. Perhaps it's the high-end, but affordable features? At Messe 2016 Max from RME showcased four new products, including the Fireface UFX+.
One of the biggest and most interesting mixing plug-ins released in 2016 has been Waves' NX - Virtual Mix Room (Over Headphones). Waves are giving away 100 copies in a prize draw. Super easy to enter.
Musikmesse 2016 served up a number of impressive audio interfaces. AmongstÂ our favorites at the show were the Goliath and Zen Tour from Antelope Audio.
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