From Keytars, to MIDI guitars, wind controlled to V-Drums, there's a world of unusual MIDI controllers out there, that go beyond your usual buttons and keys. Joe Albano explores notable alternatives.
The new DJM-S9 two-channel mixer for Serato DJ puts the power of personalisation in DJs’ hands, with a fast, accurate and customisable crossfader, & Performance Pads and FX buttons that DJs can map.
You’ve probably heard by now that Moog are retiring the ultra awesome desktop Slim Phatty analog synthesizer. To mark this event they’re offering 99 of their favourite presets for Slim Phatty owners.
There are plug-ins which can destroy the sonic integrity or sample bit rate of your audio signal, but Meris' Ottobit 500 series unit takes your audio into the 8-bit realm in a really pleasing way.
With a little knowledge of FM synthesis you can create sounds you may not have imagined possible. Noah Pred shows how to make huge bass tones, textured pads, rises and more in Ableton Live's Operator.
New UAD Software v8.3 includes two Ampeg SVT bass amplifier plug-ins from Brainworx, and the Tube-Tech EQ Plug-In Collection from Softube. Check out all the details below.
There’s 1 Month to go for your chance to win a fully restored OSCar synth courtesy of the good people at Novation. Check out the video of it in action below.
One of the most popular power synths, Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 has been updated with simplified user sound sharing and Library Publishing for third-party development amongst the many additions.
The new 40-input Soundcraft Si Impact is a digital mixer with 40 inputs, mixing via iPad with built-in STagebox Connectivity, Ableton Live 9 Lite included, and so much more!
Sound designers and advanced synthesists are going to love the new generative synth from Sugar Bytes. It's a deep, deep instrument that mimics the complexity of a modular system. Find out more below.
NI’s Battery is an incredibly powerful sample-based drum machine but it’s easier to get to grips with than you might imagine. We show you how to edit one of the many preset kits and make it your own.
There’s been a resurgence for 3D of late, especially in cinema. But it hasn’t exactly caught on for music makers. MIDITrail sets out to make your flat MIDI data look more sexy, and it succeeds.
Strezov Sampling releases Distort 2 for Native Instruments Kontakt 5 Sampler. Designed for composers with MIDI keyboards who want to play guitar riffs more easily, Distort 2 includes Distort 1 & more.
Coded by Tom Erbe, the latest synth module from Make Noise is tELEHARMONIC, a 3 voice additive harmonic synth. Below you'll find a video demo and the information about this module.
While Native Instruments launch the new STEMS open file format into the world, with support for Traktor hardware and software, Pioneer DJ have their own excitement in a box.