DFX Quad from Drastic Music is a multi-FX module for Ableton Live that lets you mangle and process your sound in some cool ways - and all for just $20. Sara Simms fired it up...
Put down that keyboard - there are some weird and wonderful MIDI controllers around that can make you see recording and triggering in a completely new light. Here are six of the best.
Check out these 3 synth cases from a super affordale sub $49 rack for the Neutron or Model D and/or eurorack to gorgeous hand-crafted wooden cases that also accomoadate the Arturia KeyStep.
A new video demo from the developers of this synth collaboration shows off 32 of the dynamic, sequenced presets you can expect to find when the unit ships later this year.
iBassist is much more than a virtual bass for your iPad - it's a fully featured sequencer with advanced MIDI I/O that can make yur basslines follow your songs. Hollin Jones explains...
Jordan Rudess shares some of his performance and warm-up secrets in this video - it's invaluable advice for keyboard players of all skill levels.
Following on from a hugely successful crowd-funding campaign (almost 300% funded!) Modal's new 32-oscillator portable poly powerhouse synth is available to pre-order.
UAD Software v9.6 adds guitar amp, mastering suite, and microphone collection plug-ins, exclusively for UA Interfaces and UAD-2 hardware.
Roland has released an updated version of its much-loved AIRA drum machine, the TR-8S. Combining Analog Circuit Behaviour-modelled sounds with samples, Rishabh Rajan put it to the test.
Explore every module in the Backline Rig collection and see how a track is made in this monster, 60-video Reason course.
Wavetable synths are a lot of fun but they're digital, right? Is it possible to create one that's 100% analog? Well, Loopop shows how in this illuminating video tutorial.
Our friends at Universal Audio tell us Century Tube Channel Strip is a classic tube microphone preamp, EQ and dynamics control, for real time recording inspiration for the most important sources.
As well as re-releasing Synthetic Vortice SampleScience have a brand new drum instrument plugin, Dr. Beat Box, which 35 drum kits from classic and rare drum machines of the 70s and 80s.
This new granular soft synth from Audio Damage fuses the company's slick, minimalist design with a vast scope for sound design possibilities. Noah Pred has his mind blown...
Master this powerful hardware groove synthesizer and learn how to create sounds, patterns and songs with professional tips and advice from Thavius Beck.