What do you get when you take some of the inspiration behind the Roland Boutique synths with a controller in mind? The A-01 hybrid MIDI / CV controller with an 8-bit synthesizer inside too.
With names like Popcorn Gate Expander, Clutch, DupDup, and CIAO the new eurorack synth modules from Bastl Instruments each bring cool new features for synth heads to enjoy. NAMM 2016 is synth heaven!
With three new colourful eurorack modules and the new kb37 controller keyboard, Waldorf's Eurorack Pack looks like a tasty self-contained modular synthesizer. And released just in time for NAMM!
Sonnox describe Envolution as a frequency-dependent envelope shaper with separate transient & sustain sections. In short it allows you to radically re-shape the envelope of your audio. It is powerful!
The new Apogee Symphony I/O MkII is coming! It's an audio interface for Thunderbolt, Pro Tools HD and SoundGrid platforms. They also say it has the best AD/DA conversion of any Thunderbolt interface.
Software compressors comes with a range of presets designed to be useful. But perhaps presets are more dangerous than they are helpful? Watch Joe Albano explain why you shouldn't rely on presets!
Is modular synthesis your thing? TipTop Audio (who also make module synthesizers) have released a new compilation on vinyl and digital showcasing an intoxicating blend of top modular synth artists.
Yamaha releasing a new synth at NAMM? That's not news. But, this synth is! Details of the upcoming Yamaha Montage have been leaked across the internet, though nothing official has come from Yamaha yet
The new XPRS speakers include Powersoft Class D amps which Pioneer tell us are efficient and help fill the room with natural sound.
Imagine a powerful, complete modular system from Make Noise which is ready to play out of the box without needing an external controller! Then you’ve imagined System Cartesian.
Want eurorack synth sounds with the convenience of a plugin? Wave Alchemy's 3.7 GB Mutate is made up of eurorack bass-oriented synths for Kontakt! Noah Pred uncovers its inspirational sonunds.
Due to its flexible internal routing, there's more than one way to set up sidechaining in FL Studio 12. In this tutorial Gary Hiebner explores a few different ways to do it effectively.
NAMM 2016 wouldn't be a show without a release from Nord Keyboards. And Nord tells us that the new Nord Piano 3 uses virtual hammer action technology to improve on the piano feel and realism.
NAMM isn't the only place you'll find new and innovative music synths and controllers. [push_reset] has created her own glove synth/controller and it looks like a cool way to gesture control music.
Without giving too much away Expressive E have released another teaser video about their upcoming Touché controller featuring a host of famous producers (talking about it).