Oh. My. Goodness. Reason have just changed the DAW game again. Reason 9.5 now supports... wait for it... VST plugins. Yes, read that again. Reason supports VST instrument and effect plugins!!!
500 patches from 3 rare vintage hardware 90s synths in three virtual instruments from UVI. Sound interesting? Check out the video below if you need more convincing.
The harp may not be the first instrument you think of when arranging but here are some ways you can use it to your advantage that you may not have known about.
This 4-voice analog synth, the Abyss, captured our attention at Superbooth 2017. Dreadbox have put time and passion into this synth. In this 10 minute video they give us an in-depth overview.
iZotope's RX6 suite has some powerful tools for restoring and repairing audio of all kinds. Joe Albano shows you a practical example of rescuing a noisy vocal take.
Using the human voice as its source, Blinksonic's VOZ is a unique concept for a Native Instruments Reakor instrument. Over 1,500 vocal waveforms are resynthesized as the source for you sound design.
Check out the latest video of the Yamaha CS80 clone, Deckard's Dream in action.
Image Line are fresh out with a useful vectorial update with bug fixes for a number of their VST plugins. including Edison, Harmless, Harmor, Sytrus and Vocodex.
The C15 is a synthesizer with a difference. Its focus is on pure musical performance. You won't MIDI or sequencers or arpeggiators here, just controls for human musicians wanting real-time expression.
If you're attending MoogFest 2017 you can sign up to the 2-hour DIY workshop where you can build and own your own limited-edition, analog 8-step Moog drum machine... here's what it sounds like.
Sequencing hardware from a hardware MIDI sequencer is as old skool as it gets. Here are some of the best options on the market right now.
Beams are a standard way of simplifying certain elements of a musical score. Gregg Fine explains why you should be using them.
In this video Celldweller takes us on an in-depth tour of the new Make Noise Morphagene, a rather unique module that creates new sounds using 'reels, splices and genes'.
The Mini MIDI Drum Seq from Audiowerkstatt is a old-school, but cool, MIDI sequencer for drums. There's no OLED screens here. It's still in prototype stage, but we got an interesting live demo of it.
These two hand painted Eurorack modules from ZVEX don't just look like something you'd like to hang on your wall. They are pure art. But, they also sound impressive too.