NAMM 2017 is just 2 weeks away. That means new music product announcements from some of the biggest and most respected music machine brands. Teenage Engineering has started their teaser early...
Seeing representations of sound has fascinated music makers and listeners since forever. It's what makes oscilloscopes so seductively hypnotic. Now you can turn CV or audio into VGA visuals with this.
2016 saw a raft of Kontakt instruments that either advanced what we thought was possible, or consolidated Kontakt as the sample engine of choice. Here's some of our favorites from 2016.
Get the lowdown on Roland’s recreation of a true classic synth, Jupiter 8, in this fast and easy to follow video on the Boutique JP-08.
It's always nice to get sample packs of rare and famous analog synthesizers. And in this case you can get a sample pack of one of the best sounding analog poly synths of all time. The Voyetra Eight.
If you're going for great-sounding realistic horns in your productions, Matt Vanacoro is here to share tips on how to turn humdrum horns into something more inspiring.
Growing up with Daleks on TV was scary. But here's a way to put the fear in perspective. A Dalek (granted, it's a miniature one) as a synthesizer suddenly makes them a lot more friendly.
Before you continue, we want to make clear the PolyKB III from XILS Labs is an analog synthesizer emulation. Yes, it's a software plug-in synth which you might not be able to tell at first glance.
If you've been waiting for Behringer's DeepMind 12 analog polyphonic 12-voice synthesizer powerhouse to arrive, and are based in Europe, head over to your local store now before it's too late!
Ableton Live's racks can be as simple and complex as you wish them to be. Don't be put off by perceived complexity though. There's lots of cool things you can do and Joshua Casper shows some here.
Nick from Flintpope contacted us to tell us about his new FREE Kontakt instrument, Manipulator. It's a soundscape design tool that does exactly what its name suggests.
The Korg ARP Odyssey FS (full size) synth we caught glimpses of a couple of months ago is real and will be available soon. However, it looks like you'll need to act fast. It's a limited edition.
2016 was the year that eurorack and modular synths finally broke into mainstream music producer consciousness. While that's not what every synth nerd wanted it's been positive for the makers.
With the DeepMind 12 analog synth practically out now Behringer are turning their attention to the analog drum machine. Looks like Roland, Korg, Elektron and Arturia just got major new competition.
It's almost been one year since the Arturia MatrixBrute analog synthesizer was announced. And from today the first units have begun shipping. Here's a video of a 2 MatrixBrute performance to celebrate