Matthew Friedrichs, the creator of these cool (and free) set of blocks for Native Instruments Reaktor 6, reached out to us about his collection.
This web-based 808 feels so authentic to the original it might just blow your mind. Now wouldn't it be cool if you could map all the controls to a MIDI controller?
The new Arturia MiniLab MKII has an attractive sub $100 price point. But does this uber-portable and ultra small music controller perform as classily as it looks? We find out in the video review.
ReWire is a powerful, invisible protocol for streaming audio and MIDI between compatible apps. Here are some ways it can make your life easier.
Taking cues from the Atmegatron, but will some new surprises, Soulsby Synthesizers' Oscitron is n 8-bit wavetable oscillator eurorack module being released soon. Here's a video and details.
Unusual shaped synths are not exactly the norm, especially for the modular variety where fitting them together often demands uniform form factors. Not so with these Polytik synth modules.
Is this a first? A reverb effect to help truly sonically shape harmonics. Fabfilter's Pro-R could be accurately described as a surgical reverb plugin. Noah Pred tests out its repairing abilities.
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.