Imagine morphing between complex pads to fat basses to polyrhythmic patterns to anything in between in the blink of an eye. That's what Tim Exile's SLOO Reaktor synth does using voice swarm synthesis.
Manipulator, from Infected Mushroom and Polyverse, is one of the more impressive vocal warping plugins out there. It's just out of BETA and available to download and buy.
The doors to the private Roland Museum are now open online. You can now take a marvellous tour of some of the most iconic synths, drum machines and musical instruments from the past 40 years.
Join synth expert and Erica Synths main man Girts as he shares his many years of experience and shows you the secrets of building awesome DIY synths.
We loved UAD's Apollo Twin, so how could they make it any better? Why, by doubling the DSP power of course! Matt Vanacoro put it to the test.
Why turn to a synth when a voice can do just as well, and sounds great? Here's how to achieve great results with a voice instead of a synth in Ableton Live.
If a number of artists could share one thing they find useful when producing music, what would it be? Ableton's new video series, One Thing, explores just that.
Synthmaster One is an easy to use wavetable synthesizer for Mac OS X and Windows that shares the same engine as Synthmaster, but with more wavetable synthesis features inside.
This free groove pack for Ableton Live allows you to apply humanisation, swing and timing from almost every Radiohead song to your own productions.
Working without a preset system can help you to learn the controls of your instrument in a particularly deep and intuitive way. Here, we look at the Korg Arp Odyssey.
With a new, infinite modulation system and a bunch of new devices, Bitwig Studio 2 opens up an incredible world of creative possibilities. Thavius Beck explains how it works.
We have nothing against Paris Hilton... but her video demo of the ROLI Seaboard RISE and Blocks really doesn't do justice to the innovative features and functionality of said gear unfortunately.
Hot on the heels of their popular U530 plug-in, Mercuriall have released Spark. Will its sound and features ‘marshal’ your tonal desires? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth takes it for a spin.
Slovenian musicians and producers TORUL are involved in every stage of their creative process from mixing music through to producing videos. Ask.Audio CEO Martin Sitter finds out what makes them tick.
Modelled virtual (and some physical) instruments have gone from strength to strength. Here are seven of the most authentic-sounding ones around today.