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NAMM 2016: Modal Unleash New Eurorack Synth Modules

At NAMM 2016 one of the more surprising announcements was from Modal Electronics. The British synthesizer maker announced new eurorack synth modules. Watch the demo with Paul Maddox below.

Universal Audio On Apollo, Unison Technology, & New UAD 8.5 Plug-Ins

We stopped by the excellent Universal Audio booth at NAMM 2016 to find out what's new at NAMM 2016.

Review: UVI Cameo, 3 Instruments Inspired By Classic Casio CZ Vintage Synths

The Casio CZ series of vintage classic synths have inspired UVI to create Cameo, a phase distortion suite of three tasty instrument plug-ins. Do they measure up to GW Childs' expectations?

Elektron Offer Major Overbridge and Machine OS Updates

At NAMM 2016 Elektron unveiled their latest update to Overbridge (1.10) and OS 1.22 for Analog Keys, Analog Four and Analog Rytm. Curious about the features?

A Sneak Peek & Listen To Teenage Engineering OP-Z Synth (NAMM 2016)

During the NAMM show 2016 we were fortunate enough for the good folk at Teenage Engineering to show us the upcoming OP-Z synth. It has some exciting features. Watch this!

Future of the Rave/EDM Scene: Where Do We Go From Here?

The rave and dance scene has exploded into mainstream culture over the past few years. Sara Simms explores the possibilities for the future of the scene now that it is back in fashion.

New Pocket Operator Mini Synths From Teenage Engineering + Video Overview (NAMM 2016)

The creator of 3 new Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Synths, Linus, explains the concept behind these 8-bit, chiptune synths. He then demos some sounds these synths are capable of producing.

Watch Akai Pro Preview MPC Touch 2.0 BETA At NAMM 2016

We caught up with Dan Gill from Akai Professional who showed us the rather impressive beta of version 2.0 of the MPC Touch software at NAMM 2016. Warning: stunning features on show.

NAMM Video: Arturia MatrixBrute Analog Synthesizer Overview

It's a beast! There's no two ways about it. The Arturia MatrixBrute looks and sounds very interesting indeed. In this video, Rebecca from Arturia shows us round the new MatrixBrute.

Korg Minilogue Video: Its Creator Gives An Overview At NAMM

The Korg Minilogue analog synthesizer is already being thought of as one of the stars of NAMM 2016. Find out why in this video interview (at NAMM) with the man behind the synth.

Watch Expressive Wooden Controller for Synths, Touché, In Action

We’ve seen the teasers (which didn’t show many hints of the product in the works) and now Expressive E have released a video showing their new Touché expressive synth controller in action.

Akai Pro BT-500 Is A High-Performance Turntable For Audiophiles

Akai tell us BT-500 is a one-of-a-kind belt-drive turntable combines no-compromise audiophile performance with modern features such as A-to-D LP conversion capability and wireless Bluetooth streaming.

Yamaha Montage Synthesizer Offers Powerful, Inspiring New Ways to Interact with Sound

Although some leaks had appeared across the web, we're still excited to see the official announcement of Montage from Yamaha, with the official details and photos too!

Arturia KeyStep, Controller Keyboard, Polyphonic Step Sequencer, CV Connectivity

2014 gave us the Beatstep. 2015 was the year of the BeatStep Pro. And 2016? Arturia introduces a new portable USB MIDI keyboard controller with CV connectivity and step sequencing called KeyStep.

Arturia Announces MatrixBrute Analog Synthesizer

It's big. It's semi-modular. It looks like the Moog Voyager's cooler sibling. It's the new analog synthesizer from Arturia. And the MatrixBrute is one instrument that'll sweep you off your feet.