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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.

Waves Introduce Scheps Parallel Particles Tone Shaping Plug-In

Waves new Scheps Parallel Particles is essentially four chains from Andrew Scheps' mix templatee, that he uses most often when producing hit records, inside one easy to use audio plug-in.

Blinksonic Releases SUBSTANZ, Addictive GrooveBox & Finger Drumming Platform for Reaktor

Featuring 164 sounds, 41 drum kits, 25 effects and sequencers, Substanz from Blinksonic is an impressive Reaktor ensemble idea for finger drummers, producers, remixers and so much more.

Depeche Mode Modular Setup Is Every Synth Lovers Dream

What Modular Madness Is This? This post on Instagram shows us inside the sbsound_design studio after Depeche Mode had spent 6 weeks there. Stop drooling already!

What Do You Get When You Cross Spotify, Rolling Stones & Master & Dynamic?

It’s a simple answer really: the awesome MH40 Headphones in a Rolling Stones limited edition available for Spotify premium and non-Spotify members too.

How to Build a Simple DIY USB MIDI Controller Using Teensy

Teensy is similar to Arduino, but perhaps better suited to making a USB MIDI controller. Liam Lacey shows how to make your own DIY MIDI controller using Teensy with 8 retro arcade push buttons.

Look! An Arturia MiniBrute Desktop Synth With Gorgeous Wooden Panels

OK. Arturia have NOT just released a custom built desktop version of the MiniBrute. This SkiniBrute conversion kit removes the keyboard and replaces with lovely wooden panels. And it looks great!