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Forget Software Plug-Ins, This Analog Tape Echo Machine Sounds Awesome

So you've got the tape delay emulation plugins in your conveniently digital VST collection? Good for you. But, this hardware cassette tape echo from the maker of the OM-1 synth will blow your mind.

Review: FXpansion Geist2

Positioned as a creative beat-making, rhythm production environment featuring deep sample manipulation, arrangement and modulation capabilities, we investigate how well FXpansions' Geist2 performs.

Pittsburgh Modular Tease New Modular Synth / Eurorack / Music Machine

I admit it, but we don’t actually know what this new thing from Pittsburgh Modular is. What we do know is it’s coming in August 2016, has some impressively shiny knobs and a fairly deep case...

Cubase: Start to Finish, Part 4: Editing and Arranging Your Track

In parts 1–3 we looked at recording audio and MIDI in Cubase 8.5, but now you need to start putting everything in the right place. It's time to get editing and arranging. We show you how it’s done. 

Make Your Own DIY Capacitive-Touch Arduino Keyboard Piano

Here’s a project which won’t take long and you’ll end up with a capacitive touch keyboard piano. Sweet. And you can re-use the aluminum foil as a hat to keep your ideas secret and safe from… “them”.

Nektar Release Impact LX49+ & LX61+ Next Generation USB MIDI Controller Keyboards

Based on the original Impact LX49 and LX61, Nektar tell us the new models expand on Nektar DAW Integration, delivering more features for supported DAWs and a more transparent workflow.

Watch How a 4-Track Cassette Recorder Can Become a Musical Instrument

Chris Randall of Audio Damage shows us how to do something which many people aren’t aware is possible: using a cassette 4-track as a musical instrument. It’s this fascinating 12 minute video.

NEWS: Moog Minimoog D Synth In Full Production, New Video Charts Its History

Two big announcements from Moog Music. The Minimoog Model D has entered full production some 30 years after it ceased. Second, this new video showcases the history of the Minimoog  in the 80s and 90s.

Review: Sugar Bytes Factory

A safari ticket to the wilderness of sound..? This is how Sugar Bytes describe their new modular synth plug-in, Factory. Darren Burgos is on the hunt for powerful sounds and Factory comes up trumps.

Retcon Brings Boards of Canada Ambient Synthesis to Inspiring Kontakt Instrument

With an emphasis on ambient and synth music, Retcon is an impressive Kontakt library of sounds inside an inspiring and unusual HEX layout GUI with plenty of controls and a 16-step chord sequencer.

Behringer Analog Synth Is Polyphonic. Watch 3rd Teaser Video Here

Behringer continue to tease us with video 3 of their upcoming analog synthesizer. Like any good tease, this video reveals a little bit more in terms of info and visuals for this poly synth.

How To Make a 909 Reverb Techno Kick

In this fab 5-minute video tutorial by Multiplier, from his complete course Dance Music Styles 108: Techno, we learn how to create a classic techno reverb kick, 909 style.

Mixing Concepts: What Is Dynamics & Why You Should Care

If you use a compressor plug-in you're already manipulating the dynamics of a sound or the mix. In this enlightening long-read tutorial, Joe Albano explains exactly what dynamics is and more.

Review: Sculptor Live Impacts for Kontakt

If you're designing sounds for action movies, game soundtracks, or want that blockbuster movie sound in you music productions, Sculptor Live Impacts is calling your name. Hollin Jones gets stuck in.

OM-1 Cassette Tape Synthesizer Is A Gloriously Unique Analog Musical Instrument

It's a wonderfully unique idea for an analog synthesizer, and it actually sounds great too. The OM-1 cassette synthesizer uses standard cassette tapes for endless sound design possibilities.