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Review: Yamaha Montage, The King of All Synthesizers?

The successor of the Yamaha Motif music production synthesizer, Yamaha Montage, provides deep sound design possibilities, incredible control & power & satisfying sounds. Watch our video review here.

How to Combine Audio Devices in Mac OS X for Logic Pro, Ableton Live Or Any DAW

If you have multiple audio interfaces, synthesizers, or even iPad interfaces, you can get them to all work as one virtual interface on the Mac. Here's how to combine them as an aggregate device.

Sinevibes Alternator Brings Sequenced Sound Design to Monophonic Synth

The good folks at Sinevibes have a rather novel approach to their latest new synth plug-in, Altenator. Every control of this monophonic synth plug-in is sequenced. Yes, as in "step sequencers".

Remembering Isao Tomita, Japanese Synthesizer Pioneer

One of the world’s true pioneers of synthesizer music, Isao Tomita, died of heart failure in Tokyo on the 7th March, aged 84. Listen to two of his groundbreaking contributions to synth music here.

Online Ear Training? Go to SoundGym

So you want to train your ears, become better equipped to make more informed mixing decisions and make better music? The SoundGym believe an ear training workout with them will help.

Ego vs Musician: 5 Ways Your Ego Could Ruin Your Career & The Way Out

Making a career from music is hard enough without negotiating your ego as a potential tight rope. In this article we explore 5 ways the ego could ruin your music career and how to avoid them.

Reaktion Sound Releases VOKALOID for NI Reaktor

Made for REAKTOR 6, this new instrument recreates the typical formant filter sounds but with a new and modern twist. Vokaloid can be used to process external audio, or it can use its own synth engine.

Roland Boutique JU-06 Synth Step Sequencer In Action

If you’ve been considering the Roland JU-06 synthesizer but don’t know how to use its built-in step sequencer then this video tutorial by Rishabh Rajan on the JU-06 is for you.

Review: Audionamix ADX TRAX Pro 2.6

If you want to isolate a vocal from a backing track of remixing (yes, and also for Karaoke), there few techniques that provide passable results. ADX TRAX Pro looks to dramatically change that.

Focusrite Launches Red 4Pre Audio Interface With 58-Input/64-Output Thunderbolt Connectivity

Focusrite's new advanced RED 4PRE interface provides a whopping 58 inputs/64 outputs over Thunderbolt and includes four digitally controlled mic preamps and Dante networking amongst other features.

Watch Artificial Noise LAB:1 Synthesizers Experimental Demo

If you like experimental synthesizers, then Artificial Noise's LAB:1 will likely appeal. It's a hand-made, 6 oscillator, analog machine. And they're not taking pre-orders for a second batch.

Review: Yamaha UD-BT01 and MD-BT01 Bluetooth to MIDI Interfaces

The new UD-01 and MD BT-01 are wireless Bluetooth to MIDI interfaces which allow for greater portability and less risk of tripping over cables. Matt Vanacoro puts both to the test from a distance!

How to Add Slide Notes in FL Studio

If you want powerful MIDI editing in a DAW, then you can't go far wrong with FL Studio! In this quick tutorial we take a look at the Slide Note feature: what it does and how to use it.

FREE Darkscape NI Reaktor Blocks Set & Ableton Live Pack

The new Darkscape Reaktor Blocks Set / Ableton Live Simpler sound pack is simply stunning. It's FREE to download, and caters for both the Native Instruments Reaktor & Ableton Live producer.

Crowminius Analog Monophonic Synthesizer Inspired by Minimoog Model D

Fancy a desktop analog monophonic synthesizer based on Bob Moog's legendary Minimoog Model D? Then the Crowminius by Scott Rider, currently on Kickstarter, will be of interest.