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Roland Announces Juno-DS88 Synthesizer (Successor to Juno-Di and Juno-DS)

Following on from the new modular synths in their AIRA range and the new JD-XA, Roland have updated the iconic Juno series with the Juno-DS88. Get the full spec and watch the video below.

How to Make a DIY Touchscreen Sample Player

What would you do if you needed a sample player for live performance? Buy one? The more adventurous among us would make their own touch screen sample player. Igor b did, and here's his in action.

Isotonik MIDI Mix XL Script Makes Akai Pro MIDImix into Better Ableton Live Control Surface

We reviewed the Akai Pro MIDIMix and found it is a capable controller for Ableton Live. Sigabort's new script makes it into a better control surface with ring focus, LaunchSync compatibility & more.

Positive Grid Extends BT4 Bluetooth Pedal Pre-Order

After reaching initial goal for early birds pre-order, the upcoming BT4 Bluetooth MIDI controller pre-order from Positive Grid has been extended to 1000 more units!

Review: FabFilter Pro-C 2: Exponential Compression

FabFilter's popular Pro-C compressor plug-in received a major update end of August, 2015. FabFilter Pro-C 2 features five new compression styles and much more. Noah Pred pushed it to its limits.

Remixing Tips in Ableton Live: Part 1

It doesn't matter what genre you're creating for, remixing tunes in Ableton Live can be helped by being well-prepared and knowing a range of tricks to keep your creativity flowing.

FXpansion Releases Strobe2: A Modern Synth Classic, Reimagined

The bog brother of the highly acclaimed analog-modelled software synth, Strobe, from FXpansion. Strobe2 comes with over 900 presets and still allows you to go deep into synth programming as you wish.

BASTL Instruments Releases 5 New Eurorack Expanders / Modules

Bastl Instruments have announced 4 new slim expanders and 1 module to enrich the line of their eurorack modules. The expanders enhance functionality of existing modules and and new features.

Is this the “World’s First” Playable 3D Printed Violin?

There's been lots of talk about new musical instruments in the tech world of late. From Ableton, Livid Instruments, and Roli. Now here's a video showing a 3D printed electric violin that just rocks.

How the Internet of Things Could Impact Music Composition, Production & Performance

How can one of "The Internet of Things" be applied to more than home automation appliances? Liam Lacey imagines a world where IOT is relevant to music recording, production & live performance.

Fusion Guitar: Is This the World’s Smartest Guitar?

We’ve seen guitars which can connect to iPhone’s, tablets & computers. We’ve seen mobile apps that can replace the need for hardware amps and pedals. But we've never seen anything like Fusion Guitar.

ROLI Preview New Seaboard RISE. It’s A Keyboard, But Not As You Know It

ROLI's Seaboard Grand has already wowed the musical community with its innovative input and feel as a new class of musical instrument. The new Seaboard RISE is even more accessible.

Review: XILS Syn'X 2

XILS-Labs have brought Elka's Synthex '80s analog polysynth into the digital age. Noah Pred sets out to discover if Syn'x 2 faithfully reproduces this iconic analog sound while staying CPU efficient.

The Mellotron—A Brief History from Analog Beginnings to the Digital Realm

Before the Synth, was the Mellotron. In this engaging article, Lynda Arnold explores its history from its analog beginnings all the way into the digital realm.

Review: Native Instruments Reaktor 6

Native Instruments & Reaktor have been at the forefront of the software synthesis game for almost two decades. The long awaited update to v6 brings new depth and new heights. Brian Cass checks it out.