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Modal CRAFTsynth: 1st Hands-On Impressions & Video review

Don't be fooled by the size and affordable price of Modal's new CRAFTsynth. There's so much more to this digital monophonic synth kit than meets the eye. We dropped in to Modal HQ to get hands on.

Mash And Mangle Your Drum Tracks With Glitchmachines Hysterisis FREE Plugin

Drum tracks can often benefit from being processed, sometimes in extreme ways! This short video explains how the free plugin Hysteresis can be used to get great-sounding results.

These 2 Reaktor Synth Blocks, Talkbox and Kicker Are FREE

If you're partial to a bit of fat Acid-Talk and singing Kicks then the latest Reaktor Blocks from Flintpope are going to be right up your street. Plus you can donate or get them for free.

This DIY Touch Synthesizer, Tiny TS, Fits In Your Wallet

There's small and there's small. The Tiny TS touch synthesizer is, as its name suggest, simply tiny! In context this DIY synth with a one-octave keyboard is the size of a credit card!

Music Theory : Expanding Your Chord Vocabulary Beyond Major and Minor

If you're stuck in a cycle of major and minor when composing this music theory tutorial to help you break out and explore four types of lesser used chords that can transform your songwriting skills.

Solid Stage Logic Nucleus² DAW Controller Now Available

The next generation of SSL's Nucleus DAW controller and audio interface in one is now available. Here's all the details you need to know.

Pyramid Hardware Sequencer Free OS Update, New Effects, Features & Improvements

Squarp's 64-track hardware sequencer continues to improve thanks to OS updates from the team. Pyra OS 1 adds a new effect LFO, automation editing, quick step, screen improvements and more.

FREE Ableton Drum Rack: Rhythm Wolf Mark of the Beats

Don't say you never get anything free... Here's a FREE Ableton Drum Rack sampled from Akai Pro's Rhythm Wolf analog drum machine just for you! Just create a free account and download it!

EMC About To Announce Schmidt 8-Voice Poly White Synthesizer?

Small boutique synth makers, Schmidt, are coming out with a new version of their 8-voice polyphonic Schmit synthesizer. It's all white and we're waiting to confirm further details.

This Modular MIDI Controller, Specialwaves Mine, Is Smart, Customisable & Sexy

You're producing & performing. So, you need two different MIDI controllers, right? Wrong. Mine is a new modular MIDI controller with real faders, encoders, pads, buttons that you customise yourself.

Rob Papen Predator2 Synth Now Available

Rob Papen's Predator 2 is one of the most hotly awaited virtual synths this year. Originally scheduled for a September release it's available now and looks like it could be worth the wait.

Review: Heavyocity Punish

Teenage Engineering OP-1 OS Update Includes Voltage Synth, Tape Loops and Arpeggio Sequencer

This new update for the OP-1 synthesizer from Teenage Engineering includes the new voltage synth, arpeggio sequencer, tape loop, PO-sync and much more. Check out the video for more info.

Ableton Live Performance Setup Tips: Legato Mode

Ableton certified trainer and seasoned live performer, Timo Preece, walks us through key concepts for building and maintaining a successful live performance setup in this video tutorial.

Erica Synths Introduces 4 New Pico Synth Modules

Erica Synths Pico modular synth system has taken the eurorack world by storm. They're small in size but include impressive features. Now there's 4 new Pico modules: SEQS, Logic, A logic and DSP.