The eurorack section of NAMM 2016 was buzzing, quite literally! We spent a lot of time exploring the new modules from some of the bigger and smaller players in the auroral modular synth world.
Native Instruments' INDIA for Kontakt 5 and Kontakt Player 5 is one of the most authentic sounding ethnic instruments for Kontakt. Find out why with the full video course on The Ask.Audio Academy.
Sine vibes are well-known for their creative effects and Inertia 2.0 takes their already successful sequencer effect & gating plugin and gives it real-time analysis and modulation with DAW sync.
It's surprising how many producers stick with their DAWs built-in EQ plugin. There's no harm in it, but Joe Albano explains why just trying different EQ plugins results in different flavors...
If you want to play your synths (hardware or software) with more expression than a keyboard can provide, this video shows how the TouchÃ© controller works in the real world.
At NAMM 2016 one of the more surprising announcements was from Modal Electronics. The British synthesizer maker announced new eurorack synth modules. Watch the demo with Paul Maddox below.
We stopped by the excellent Universal Audio booth at NAMM 2016 to find out what's new at NAMM 2016.
The Casio CZ series of vintage classic synths have inspired UVI to create Cameo, a phase distortion suite of three tasty instrument plug-ins. Do they measure up to GW Childs' expectations?
At NAMM 2016 Elektron unveiled their latest update to Overbridge (1.10) and OS 1.22 for Analog Keys, Analog Four and Analog Rytm. Curious about the features?
During the NAMM show 2016 we were fortunate enough for the good folk at Teenage Engineering to show us the upcoming OP-Z synth. It has some exciting features. Watch this!
The rave and dance scene has exploded into mainstream culture over the past few years. Sara Simms explores the possibilities for the future of the scene now that it is back in fashion.
The creator of 3 new Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Synths, Linus, explains the concept behind these 8-bit, chiptune synths. He then demos some sounds these synths are capable of producing.
We caught up with Dan Gill from Akai Professional who showed us the rather impressive beta of version 2.0 of the MPC Touch software at NAMM 2016. Warning: stunning features on show.
It's a beast! There's no two ways about it. The Arturia MatrixBrute looks and sounds very interesting indeed. In this video, Rebecca from Arturia shows us round the new MatrixBrute.
The Korg Minilogue analog synthesizer is already being thought of as one of the stars of NAMM 2016. Find out why in this video interview (at NAMM) with the man behind the synth.