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Hardware synthesizers have continued their revival in 2015 proving that demand for tactile music machines is alive and kicking. Here's 5 of our favorite hardware synths released this year.
Choosing the top MIDI controllers for 2015 was tough. There are so many on offer and designed for different uses. Here, however, are our favourite 10 released this past year. Enjoy.
A new video demo shows what this smart, exquisitely crafted, retro-styled knob controller, called nOb, can do when controlling an audio plug-in from Elysia Alpha compressor without screen staring.
Get into the Christmas / Festive season groove with our quick and easy caption contest. It's easy (and hopefully fun)!
Using a mouse or trackpad to control your music software is limiting. We asked YOU the brand of your primary MIDI Controller, and with almost 25,000 answers... Here's the results!
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.Â 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.
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