There's lots of confusion about loudness and metering it these days. Decibels are bewildering enough, and terms like LUKS, LUFS, LU, LRA and dBTP don't help much. Here is what we need to know.
VCA (voltage controlled amplifier) channel gain controls have made their way over from analog consoles into PreSonus' Studio One. Here's how to set them up and take advantage of their features.
Earlier this month KV331's Synthmaster got a tasty new update. Now at version 2.8, here’s 10 new features (and reasons) to love it and upgrade.
Creative blocks happen to all musicians at some point in time. So, how do you rediscover that buzz, the inspiration, the musical vibe? Lynda Arnold offers 5 mindful practices to gat back in the flow.
Steve Duda, the man behind Xfer Records' Serum synth, Cthulhu and LFO tool, shares his take on the future of VSTs and VSTis. A fascinating read for all producers and computer musicians.
MoogFest 2016 is about to start its final day. Here's highlights, courtesy of the Moogfest YouTube channel, of day 1 and 2 with some inspiring words too.
The good folks at Biome Digital have created a FREE collection of EDM samples and Acid synth loops. All you need to do is signup on their website. Full details below.
After a successful Kickstarter, Data Garden are making 60 MIDI Sprouts available to buy on May 22nd at 12pm EST. Because Plants can make music too using your synths or iOS devices.
Your iPhone, iPad, or iPad Pro is the perfect tool for getting musical inspiration on the move, and Blocs Wave is an app that wants to help you do it. Is this the start of a new wave for music makers?
The Novation Bass Station II is a classic synthesizer well known for its warm and fat sounds. To make this synth even better Novation have released a new sound pack with an eclectic mix of patches.
In this NI Reaktor tutorial mini-series, Rishabh Rajan shows how to build your own synthesizer from scratch. In part 4, we focus on the high pass filter section of the synth.
If you love hardware synths and music machines you'll want to listen to our Synth Stories audio podcast. In episode 002 Panic Girl talks about using the JoMoX XBase 09 on The Breeze EP.
Aspid is a new eurorack synth module from Svarog designed for processing bass and low kicks and electronic and acoustic bass signals. Watch the video below to see it in action.
Moog's Minimoog Model D has been the talk of the synth-corner of the internet since we spotted two days ago. In this video Celldweller demos the new version at MoogFest and explains what's new.
The original Synclavier, a vintage 70s digital synthesizer, is now an Arturia plug-in instrument and it sounds authentic! It's part of the V Collection... and available separately for just $199!