There’s a handful of video synthesizers available like Critter & Guitari's Video Synthesizer and Ming Micro, but we believe Dave Jones O’Tool is the first we've encountered as a Eurorack synth module.
Want a soundtrack in a box? That's what Gothic Instruments' Hybrid Module for Kontakt aims to be. Hollin Jones puts it through its paces in this review.
The recent Ableton Live 9.6 and 9.6.1 updates added some lesser known features to Ableton's flagship instrument/controller, Push 2. In this tutorial Noah Pred lifts the lid on the new features.
Native Instruments tells us that REPLIKA XT is a creative multi-mode delay, with five vivid delay modes and advanced options. It is an effect that is designed to deliver pure inspiration.
Now here's a novel idea: create a marketplace where engineers essentially offer audio and MIDI processing through their studio gear for nominal fees. TheAudioHunt.com might well be onto something.
The new Tverb from Eventide uses three virtual microphones with the aim to simulate the reverb of a space. Each mic position can be adjusted and mixed. Joe Albano finds out how well this performs.
The concept behind Output’s Movement FX plug-in is about transforming any sound, instrument, synth or full track’s rhythm effortlessly. The video below shows it in action. It’s beautiful.
Where sound design meets music is the tag line for Sample Logic, and their massive CinemorphX instrument more than does it justice. Here's a video tutorial exploring how it works and how it can sound.
It wasn’t so long ago that Mitxela created what we all believed was the smallest MIDI synth in the world… and yours truly certainly didn’t consider he could make an even smaller version so soon after.
These two FREE Ableton Live packs, Snow Day Prophet and ADM and SympleSound Pro 2 were made by AfroDJMac using the DSI Prophet 6 and the Pro 2 analog synthesizers respectively. And they're free!
The successor of the Yamaha Motif music production synthesizer, Yamaha Montage, provides deep sound design possibilities, incredible control & power & satisfying sounds. Watch our video review here.
If you have multiple audio interfaces, synthesizers, or even iPad interfaces, you can get them to all work as one virtual interface on the Mac. Here's how to combine them as an aggregate device.
The good folks at Sinevibes have a rather novel approach to their latest new synth plug-in, Altenator. Every control of this monophonic synth plug-in is sequenced. Yes, as in "step sequencers".
One of the world’s true pioneers of synthesizer music, Isao Tomita, died of heart failure in Tokyo on the 7th March, aged 84. Listen to two of his groundbreaking contributions to synth music here.
So you want to train your ears, become better equipped to make more informed mixing decisions and make better music? The SoundGym believe an ear training workout with them will help.