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XILS-lab Resurrects Rare RSF Polykobol II Analog Synth As PolyKB III

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.

Behringer DeepMind 12 Analog Poly Synth Now Available, Sold Out Already?

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 Racks: From Basic To Beyond

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.

Manipulator for Kontakt, Unlimited Variations From 18 Sounds

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.

Korg Arp Odyssey FS Synth Is Limited Edition

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.

Best of 2016: Eurorack & Modular Synths

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.

Behringer Reveal First Details & Images For Analog Drum Machine

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.

Arturia MatrixBrute Synth Now Shipping

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

Best of 2016: Audio Interfaces

Audio interfaces are hub of most audio recording and production studios. Here's seven of our favorites for every budget released in 2016 which we reviewed or were mightily impressed by.

This Audio Interface Survived 2 Days At Bottom of River Thames

An audio interface at the bottom of the River Thames for two days will surely be ruined, right? It depends on the interface! We don't recommend you try this at home (or at work).

Waves Electric Grand 80 Piano Is Perfectly Sampled Legendary 80s Instrument

In a move that caught us off guard Waves Audio released a new plugin on Boxing Day 2016, Electric Grand 80 Piano. It's one of the most influential instruments found on 80s pop records.

Review: Mutable Instruments Rings

If you're looking for a physical modeling resonator eurorack module, then you've probably heard of Mutable Instruments Rings. In this in-depth review, we find the sweet spots in this synth module.

Best of 2016: MIDI Controllers

It’s been a great year for MIDI controllers with classics being updated, new models on the scene and even some stuff that came completely out of left field. Here are ten of our favourites!

Gecho, Polyphonic, Pocket Loop Synth That Makes Music From Noise

Gecho. Imagine an open-source, battery operated music machine that converts environmental noise into musical loops and phrases. Better still you interact with the box and can program it in four ways.

Best of 2016: iOS Apps For Musicians

Your iPad or iPhone can be the basis for your productions. We feel these iOS apps excel in their respective fields for musicians and producers looking to push their music making to the next level.