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In a surprising move, Korg have unintentionally revealed the next move forward for their popular Korg volca and Monologue series of analog synths. And, it certainly won't be what you'd expect.
Every good story has a beginning, a middle and and end. It appears that the Behringer clone of the Minimoog Model D story is coming close to its middle section. The first prototype is functional!
Next time you want to push a headphone-wearing guy (or girl) into a river, lake or the sea, check they're not wearing these new concrete headphones from Master & Dynamic. It's not worth time in prison
No, we haven't completely lost the plot. Zoots and Ghostly Zoots are real instruments, Kalimba's in fact, that are super controllable looping, pitch shifting, recordable thumb pianos.
Mirror, Mirror on the wall which is the fairest audio of them all? We'd all love the mirror to say our audio tracks are the most beautiful... and this Reaktor effect, Processed, wants to make it be.
The new eurorack synth module from TipTop Audio, Fold Processor, is a voltage controlled sub-octave oscillator and wave multiplier, resulting in really sweet or really evil sounds. The choice is yours
With the help of Totoro, Giorgia Angiuli performs her new track, Inner Line, on Stil Vor Talent, using the Moog Theremini, Arturia Minilab MKII, Dave Smith Instruments OB6 and Ableton Live.
The new NOVO Modern Strings from Heavyocity is a massive Kontakt instrument designed for the needs of the traditional and modern producer who needs orchestral strings and loops in their productions.
Native Instruments tells us their new Maschine expansion explores melodic future funk and blurs the lines between hip hop and house music. There's some well-thought out sounds here.
The MatrixBrute 1.1 update packs a punch. Along with real-time recording, a Matrix arpeggiator and display offset, there's enhanced compatibility with Korg synths, better preset loading and much more.
What could be better than Bitwig Studio 2? Well, 2.1 released four weeks later! And we're not just talking bug fixes, the team from Berlin have included excellent new features like MIDI Clock Slave.
What happens when a synth fanatic decides to build the kind of instrument he's always dreamed of, and then puts it on sale? We caught up with the man behind Nozoid to find out.
Automat is an innovative, hackable controller that turns MIDI signals into mechanical impulses and can be used to make musical instruments out of just about anything. Bring on the music robots!
Imagine the powerful Korg Kronos synthesizer with a light-touch keyboard and weighing only 40 pounds. Impressive considering original Kronos 88 and 71 key synths are 53 and 46 lbs respectively.
A Moog Music DIY synth drum machine or module looks to be in the works and will probably be available only at Moogfest 2017 to those who sign up for the Moog Engineering Workshop.
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