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Review: Polyphylla Max for Live Additive Synth

So, you're looking for an unusual, inventive, additive synthesizer? You use Ableton Live? Then Mellisonic's Polyphilla (Max for Live instrument) should be on your radar! Timo Preece checks it out.

New Video Shows Hackable Controller, nOb, Adjusting Audio Plug-Ins Without Screen Staring

A new video demo shows what this smart, exquisitely crafted, retro-styled knob controller, called nOb, can do when controlling an audio plug-in from Elysia Alpha compressor without screen staring.

Ask.Audio Caption Contest: Making Music At The Airport

Get into the Christmas / Festive season groove with our quick and easy caption contest. It's easy (and hopefully fun)!

Most Popular MIDI Controller Brands of 2015 (As Voted For By You)

Using a mouse or trackpad to control your music software is limiting. We asked YOU the brand of your primary MIDI Controller, and with almost 25,000 answers... Here's the results!

Play This Roland 909 Drum Machine Emulation In Your Browser

Why use your web browser to read about or buy a second-hand 909 Rhythm Composer when you can play one? Well, HTML-909 is a good 909 emulator. It's free and it's online.

Modstep for iPad Is A MIDI Sequencer That Can Be The Hub Of Your Studio & Performance Setup

Modstep 1.0 is designed to be the centerpiece of your studio or stage setup and features a MIDI sequencer, drum sampler, synthesizer, and templates to control external MIDI hardware and apps!

Ableton Releases Little Drummer Toy

Ableton plus Christmas [or insert your festival here] often results in something for us to enjoy. Unless Santa is bringing you a Push 2, then the next best thing is the free Little Drummer Toy.

Review: NI Symphony Series String Ensemble

Toby Pitman digs into Native Instruments' Symphony Series Strings Ensemble for Kontakt 5 which allows users to build instruments with its high quality samples. But is this instrument a winner?

Watch Timo Preece Recording Unusual Spaces in Berlin for Sound Design

If you're a sound designer who loves the idea of capturing sounds from unusual objects and abandoned spaces then you'll really enjoy this video course from Timo Preece where he captures Berlin!

Misa Digital NSC-32 is a Giant Sequencer & MIDI Controller That Supports 6 Simultaneous Patterns

If you're looking for a large MIDI note sequencer controller that can play back 6 patterns simultaneously and store over 700 patterns and looks really, really cool, then check out the NSC-32.

Sinevibes Inertia 2.0 Is An Envelope Sequencer for Mac

Sinevibes have announced Inertia 2.0, a Mac Audio Unit effect plugin for advanced audio level shaping. If it's half as good as Inertia 1 we're in for a treat, and version 1 owners can upgrade free.

Review: Master & Dynamic MW60

So you're looking for perfectly balanced, both sonically and physically, bluetooth headphones for studio applications? Hollin Jones finds out if the new Master & Dynamic MW60s fit the bill.

7 Audio Editing Tips for Tracktion Users

Tracktion has some great tricks to edit your audio. Knowing how to use these editing shortcuts can speed up you workflow. Let’s take a look at how you can enhance your audio editing in Tracktion.

Waves Audio Element 2.0 Virtual Analog Synth Now Available

Version 2.0 of Waves Audio's virtual analog synth, Element, has been released. Perfect for creating fat, warm sounds that emulate classic hardware synths, it is powered by Waves' virtual voltage tech.

Review: Sonnox Restore Mixing Plugin Suite

Comprising a DeClicker, DeBuzzer, and a DeNoiser, the Sonnox Restore suite is as handy for audio restoration as it is for mixing and other creative audio pursuits. Matt Vanacoro put them to the test.