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Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synthesizer 2 Re-Creates Classic 8-Bit Nintendo Sounds

Back in August 2015 we reported on the original Arcano MIDI NES Synth on Kickstarter. Of course, it did well, and many of those who wanted to make 8-bit chiptune music found it great!

Review: Valhalla DSP Reverbs

If you're searching for the perfect reverb plug-in and you haven't given Valhalla DSP Reverbs a spin, then you really should. Lynda Arnold takes a deep look at the four reverb units on offer.

How To Build A Simple Hardware Synthesizer

Curious about building your own hardware synthesizer but aren't sure where to begin? Here's a great place to start. Joshua Casper takes you though a simple DIY project with noisy results.

Critter & Guitari Bolsa Bass Goes White & Granular Freezer, Polyrhythmic Drum Machine for Organelle

Critter & Guitari have released a white edition of their Bolsa Bass synth, and new modes for the Organelle including a beautiful Granular Freezer, a cool polyrhythmic drum machine, and synth patches.

Review: RHA T20i Noise Isolating In-Ear Headphones

RHA tell us the T20i is a high performance in-ear headphone featuring DualCoil dynamic driver technology for excellent resolution, clarity and detail. We put these headphones to the test...

FREE Ableton Live Pack From Sampled Casio PX3000 Synth

Grab this one while you can. You have less than 2 weeks to download almost 500 MB of exotic plucked sample sounds in Ableton Live Pack format. BIG thank you to the generous folks at Isotonik Studios!

Modstep 1.1 Includes Audio Unit Support, Arrange Mode, MIDI Import/Export

Modstep is an incredibly fully-featured MIDI sequencer for iPad that comes with a synthesizer and drum sampler too. There are multiple ways to connect it to your setup and version 1.1 gives even more.

Synth Stories 001: The Glitz Recreate the Main ARP Odyssey Synth Line From Chubby Cheek

If you love hardware synths you'll love the new podcast feature on Ask.Audio: Synth Stories. For episode 001 The Glitz talk about their story with the ARP Odyssey and their new track Chubby Cheek.

Review: Major Overbridge and OS updates for Elektron Analog Machines

Elektron are not resting on their laurels. Instead their latest update for Overbridge, Analog Keys, Analog Four and Analog Rytm see some prime time new features added. Timo Preece digs deeper here.

DJ Scratching Video Tutorial: Chirp and Chirp-Flare

In this video and article tutorial experienced DJ, trainer and author, Sara Simms, shows you how to add Chirp and Chirp Flare Scratches to your DJ performance repertoire. Every DJ should watch this.

Watch Jomox T-Rackonizer Analog Stereo Filter Eurorack Synth Module In Action

Jurgen from Jomox at Superbooth shows us around their new T-Rackonizer. It's an analog stereo filter matrix Eurorack module version of the T-Resonator. Expect some quirky, sublime sounds...

Thavius Beck Demonstrates How Ableton Push 2 Note Mode & Scale Modes Work

Learn all about Ableton Push 2's Note modes, Scale modes and how to imply them when playing Push 2 in this excellent video tutorial by Thavius Beck.

Launch Control XL Is More Than An Ableton Controller Thanks to HUI Support

The Novation Launch Control XL is best known as an Ableton Live controller, and it is very good! Now, thanks to HUI integration, Logic, Cubase & Pro Tools users can enjoy near instant mapping too.

Review: Allen & Heath Zed-6FX

The Allen & Heath Zed-6FX promises to be a compact, budget mixer with good pre's and selectable headphone monitor outs, from a quality brand. Matt Vanacoro finds out how well it really performs.

Music Studio Design Tip: Don’t Let the Bass Trip You Up

In this 6 minute video tutorial, Joe Albano explains how bass reflections in your music studio can cause problems with your productions and mixing decision making.