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Synth Stories: Todd Barton On Scoring Ursula K. Le Guin's Always Coming Home With Buchla Music Easel

Todd Barton. Long-time Buchla expert, synthesizer master, and Ursula K. Le Guin collaborator recreates the music from Music and Poems For The Kesh using his trusty Buchla Music Easel synthesizer.

Nord Keyboards Introduces Nord Piano 4

Nord Keyboards have announced the new Nord Piano 4 improving on its three previous incarnations with enhanced polyphony, better keybed sensor and virtual hammer technology. Here's what's new.

Review: Mordax Data Multifunction Visualiser Eurorack Synth Module

The Mordax Data Multifunction Visualiser is a module that turns sound into different kinds of visual waves. But there's much more to it than that, as Jade Wii discovered.

Music Production Tricks: Making Keyboards & Guitars Sound Glorious In Your Mix

When keyboards and guitars slug it out in a mix, which one will win? As G.W Childs explains, it's not always simple. Here's how to decide when to push one or the other.

First-Look Video: The 1,280 Oscillator Exodus Digital Valkyrie Synthesizer

And yes, you read the headline right, that's 1,280 oscillators! Watch this new virtual analog hardware synthesizer from Exodus Digital in action in a high-quality demo video from SynthAnatomy.

The Secret To Designing Timbres Explained by Marc Doty

Get to the heart of quickly and efficiently designing tones and timbres on your hardware synth with the techniques explained by Marc Doty in this quick video.

PATCH & TWEAK: New Book Explores Modular Synths From Makers Of Push Turn Move

Everything you ever wanted to know about modular synths and more can be found in this new book from the authors of PUSH TURN MOVE.

Review: Universal Audio 9.5.1

UAD's latest software update brings four excellent new effects to the system. Matt Vanacoro got the chance to road test them, and liked what he found.

5 Moog DFAM Synth Tricks You Might Not Think Are Possible

The Moog DFAM is a very capable eurorack compatible, semi-modular drum synth with a lot going for it. But wouldn't it be great to play it paraphonically or increase / reduce the 8-step sequencer?

Spice Up Your MIDI Parts In Ableton Live 10 With MIDI FX

Adding a few choice MIDI effects to tracks in Live can quickly liven things up, creating complex beats and patterns from simple user input. Noah Pred shows you how in this short video.

How To Make Your Productions Sound Analog Using Logic Pro X's Plugins

Working in the digital domain doesn't mean your productions can't get that rich analog sound. Joe Albano reveals which of Logic Pro's plugins to turn to for a vintage vibe.

Isotonik Studios Releases NOISS COKO Control Pack For Ableton Live

Control Pack by Noiss Coko & Isotonik Studios is actually three Max4Live devices in one: CC Manager, CC Random and Random. Now you can take control over external instruments and Live 10's parameters.

Native Instruments Releases Maschine 2.7.3

NI haven't been shouting about the latest Maschine 2.7.3 update, but we think there's enough in here to make Logic Pro X users very happy as well as existing Maschine users.

Modular Apple Mac Pro Coming In 2019: The Options For Musicians & Producers

With Apple's new modular Mac Pro now not coming until 2019, what are your options for getting a high-powered Mac in the meantime? Hollin Jones lays out your choices.

ANNA Talks Music Production, Inspiration & Modular Synths

Brazilian-born DJ and producer ANNA started DJ'ing at an early age. Now based in Barcelona, we caught up with her to talk modular synths, production and performance.