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Review: Zen Audio ALK 2

For a new take on live performance and recording, Zen Audio's ALK 2 definitely offers something that nobody else is doing right now. G.W Childs finds out exactly what that is.

How To Bitcrush Using Resampler Rack Extension In Propellerhead Reason Synthetic Rig 3

Bring downsampling, bitcrushing and a retro feel to your Reason tracks with this module from Synthetic Rig V3. Mo Volans explains how it's done.

Soundmachines Reveals New DS1DrumStation

Here's the second new product being showcased by Soundmachines at Superbooth 2018. The DS1Drumstation combines the DC1, SD1 and LS1 into a single panel product at, we hope, an attractive price.

The 808 Drum Machine Shoe Is Real: Roland Team Up With Puma

Remember those super cool concept 808 inspired trainers/shoes by Margo Neeley? Well these don't look anything like those... but they look nice as Roland partner with Puma for this lifestyle product.

Ableton Live 10 Tutorial: Echo To Infinity

The new Echo effect in Ableton Live 10 has far more interesting abilities than first meet the eye. In this tutorial, dub aficionado Noah Pred shows you why he think's it's the best echo on the block.

Arturia Releases Keylab Essential Black Edition MIDI Controller

Arturia's KeyLab Essential is designed to help you spend less time being distracted with a keyboard and mouse, and more time creating, performing, and playing music. Now it's available in black!

Synth Stories: Todd Barton On Scoring Ursula K. Le Guin's Always Coming Home With Buchla Music Easel

Todd Barton. Long-time Buchla expert, synthesizer master, and Ursula K. Le Guin collaborator recreates the music from Music and Poems For The Kesh using his trusty Buchla Music Easel synthesizer.

Nord Keyboards Introduces Nord Piano 4

Nord Keyboards have announced the new Nord Piano 4 improving on its three previous incarnations with enhanced polyphony, better keybed sensor and virtual hammer technology. Here's what's new.

Review: Mordax Data Multifunction Visualiser Eurorack Synth Module

The Mordax Data Multifunction Visualiser is a module that turns sound into different kinds of visual waves. But there's much more to it than that, as Jade Wii discovered.

Music Production Tricks: Making Keyboards & Guitars Sound Glorious In Your Mix

When keyboards and guitars slug it out in a mix, which one will win? As G.W Childs explains, it's not always simple. Here's how to decide when to push one or the other.

First-Look Video: The 1,280 Oscillator Exodus Digital Valkyrie Synthesizer

And yes, you read the headline right, that's 1,280 oscillators! Watch this new virtual analog hardware synthesizer from Exodus Digital in action in a high-quality demo video from SynthAnatomy.

The Secret To Designing Timbres Explained by Marc Doty

Get to the heart of quickly and efficiently designing tones and timbres on your hardware synth with the techniques explained by Marc Doty in this quick video.

PATCH & TWEAK: New Book Explores Modular Synths From Makers Of Push Turn Move

Everything you ever wanted to know about modular synths and more can be found in this new book from the authors of PUSH TURN MOVE.

Review: Universal Audio 9.5.1

UAD's latest software update brings four excellent new effects to the system. Matt Vanacoro got the chance to road test them, and liked what he found.

5 Moog DFAM Synth Tricks You Might Not Think Are Possible

The Moog DFAM is a very capable eurorack compatible, semi-modular drum synth with a lot going for it. But wouldn't it be great to play it paraphonically or increase / reduce the 8-step sequencer?