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IK Multimedia Tease MODO, New Real Sounding Instruments Coming?

It looks like IK Multimedia have been very busy for the last 8 years working on a new type of physical instrument modelling that they tell us will bring a new level of realism to software instruments.

Review: Korg volca Kick - More Than a Kick Drum Machine

Korg is back at it again with another volca that is already blowing my mind. In this review, show you my new friend, volca kick, and see what’s thumpin’ with this new offering from our pals at Korg.

Watch the Maschine JAM Dual-Touch Smart Strips in Action

Maschine JAM is out in the wild and feedback for this studio and live production sequencer and controller has been positive. One stand out feature is its touch strips which Matt Celliti demonstrates.

Ableton Live 9.7 Is Here, New Sampling Improvements for Push 1 & 2

These videos from Ableton show what's new in Live 9.7, with big improvements for Push owners. There's new slicing modes, 16 set velocities, routing audio and MIDI with Push, improved feedback and more

TipTop Audio's Z2040 VCF Is A Redesigned 80s Analog Poly Synth Filter For Big, Creamy Sound

The 24 DB 4-Pole Low Pass VCF synth module from TipTop Audio promises to bring back the famous 80s analog polyphonic synthesizer sounds. Here's a short demo video and more details.

Setting Up MainStage To Auto Sample An Analog Synthesizer For Logic Pro X

Auto-Sampling in Logic? Yes, but you need to use AutoSampler in MainStage to do it! Now you can turn your hardware synths into velocity-layered Logic Pro EXS24 instruments. Here's how to set it up.

RME MADIface Pro Audio Interface Now Shipping

RME MADIface Pro is a 136-Channel MADI USB audio and MIDI interface. The follow-up to the successful Babyface Pro, it maintains the aesthetic of its predecessor while pushing the tech boundaries.

These Everyday Objects Sound Like Chewbacca

If you've been scratching your head trying to emulate the sound of Chewbacca from Star Wars... stop. There are everyday objects that sound just like the Wookie. You just need to find & record them.

Review: The Audio Hunt

Wouldn't it be cool to process your drums with a 670 Fairchild tube compressor, vocals through a Rupert Neve 542 Tape, or synth through a Firelight CMI for a fraction of the cost of owning the gear?

Watch First Sound Demo of Futuristic Genesis 1 Hardware Synthesizer Based on Ableton Live

Our teaser video for the Genesis 1 hardware synth that merges analog feel & digital convenience (and runs Ableton Live) got lots of attention. Here's the first proper sound demo video. It's stunning.

6 Things To Consider When Choosing The Right Audio Interface

There's lots of audio interfaces available for budget and professional musicians, producers and engineers. So, how do you go about choosing the right one for your needs? Joe Albano with the answers.

Embertone Introduces Whiskey Series Mountain Dulcimer Sample Instrument

The good folks at Embertone have intricately sampled a mountain dulcimer to create an incredible-sounding and versatile Kontakt instrument. If you're even slightly curious check out the video below.

Review: 4MS Noise Swash & Atoner Eurorack Synth Modules

4MS Noise Swash is a chaotic random noise-maker & CV generator eurorack synth module that generates sounds or can process audio & the Atoner module creates quantised melodies. Both are reviewed here.

How To Build DIY DI Recording Boxes & Re-Amp With DIYRE

In this article + video Joshua Casper shows how easy it is to build a DIY direct input recording box and passive re-amplifier using DIY Recording Equipment's FE2 and L2A for under $100.

Best Video Demo of Arturia DrumBrute So Far

If you've been wowed by the features and price of the new Arturia DrumBrute analog drum machine and sequencer... you're going to love this video from Source Dsitribution in the UK.