Amazing Machines are amongst the first to support the new Reaktor Blocks format. Their AM102 is a programmable wavetable oscillator which Toby Pitman explains is pretty easy to like a lot.
Where can you download a FREE 3-oscillator subtractive synth for Reaktor courtesy of Code:MONO? Here of course... follow the links and get it free :)
If you want the most desired and respected emulations of outboard music hardware in native software plugin format, then Anthology X from Eventide is going to turn your head as Noah Pred discovers.
With hardware getting more popular than ever, we show you how to program beats the old fashioned way in Reason.
UVI has announced Cameo Phase Distortion Suite, a 3-instrument collection giving homage to the classic '˜80s sounds of phase distortion synthesizers, available through December 14th for only $59.
There's a new Eurorack case supplier in town. UK based StudioRacks launches subsidiary, SynthRacks, now manufactures Eurorack Cases for the DIY Modular Synthesis community.
UVI describe Falcon as the most complete hybrid instrument available. With 15 oscillators, the ability to mix and modulate samples and plenty of synthesis models. Hollin Jones finds how it shapes up.
The compressor is perhaps the most used of the dynamics (and other categories of) plug-in types when mixing and producing music for corrective & creative processing. Here's 6 mistakes to avoid.
At ADE 2015 KiNK road tested the Roland AIRA MX-1 Mix Performer's new Ableton Live mode which lets you launch, stop clips and scenes, select, arm and solo tracks, and record and adjust send levels.
Good news for all polyrhythm fans, AudioModern's SYNC 3 now has a younger, free-er, sibling. Download it from their site.
With an emphasis on workflow, collaboration and a new synth, Steinberg's Cubase Pro 8.5 packs in more new features than meets the eye as Matthew Loel. T. Hepworth discovers.
Erica Synths' new Black Dual EG/LFO for Eurorack synth heads is brings two full ADSR EGs, two unique LFOs with plenty of features in 10HP. And it sounds great as the video below shows.
In this excellent tutorial, Joshua Casper shows two ways to build customisable multi-staged band-pass filters in Ableton Live. The idea being you can do so, so much more than the included devices.
Envolution is a new plug-in from Sonnox that is a frequency-dependent envelope shaper. If the idea of manipulating your audio for extreme or creative results appeals then you must check this out.
Building your own MIDI controller just got a whole lot easier thanks to Livid Instruments' Builder Box kit (powered by the Brain Jnr.) G.W. Childs makes his own in this video & text review.