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MIDI Controller for Native Instruments / Tim Exile Flesh Synthesizer Coming Soon

If you enjoy playing and performing with Native Instruments / Time Exile's awesome Flesh synthesizer, then you'll love this new dedicated MIDI controller being developed by Ray Evans.

FREE Ethereal Reaktor Blocks Set & Ableton Live Simpler Pack

Flintpope's new A Memory of Light Reaktor Blocks Set is evocative and textural. It's FREE to download, and includes the Native Instruments Reaktor Blocks set plus Ableton Live 9.5 packs for Simpler.

What’s New in FL Studio 12.3 BETA

Good news for FL Studio users. BETA 3 of version 12.3 is out. Before you ask, no this article doesn’t make reference to the Mac version. But there’s a new plugin and some useful fixes!

Native Instruments Launches Mixcloud DJ Mix Competition

Can you believe it's been one whole year sine STEMS was first announced. To celebrate Native Instruments are giving away some seriously big prizes to three winners of their Mixcloud DJ contest.

Watch DJ Ravine Demonstrate The Problem With Most Modern EDM Music Production

Be prepared to laugh at this genius video by DJ Ravine and Majestic Casual. As much as we at AskAudio love music technology, there’s more than a grain of truth in the video below.

303 Synth Eurorack Module x0x Heart Smashes Crowd Funding Goal

If you're a fan of acid bass, the original TB-303 and Eurorack synth modules, then this one is for you. The Open Music Labs x0x-heart (303) Eurorack Module has surpassed its crowd funding goal!

Heavyocity AEON Now a Propellerhead Reason Rack Extension

It’s a good thing to see cinematic instruments like AEON, once only available on NI’s Kontakt platform break into a new format… in this instance, Propellerhead Reason Rack Extension.

Dave Jones O'Tool Plus Is A Video Synth For Eurorack

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.

Native Instruments REPLIKA XT For Complex, Creative Delay FX

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.

AudioHunt Offering Free Remote Audio & MIDI Processing by Experienced Engineers

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.

Output Introduce Movement FX Plug-In For Creative Rhythms

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.

Is This The New Smallest MIDI Synthesizer In The World?

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.

2 Free Ableton Live Packs Made From Analog Synths

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!

Sinevibes Alternator Brings Sequenced Sound Design to Monophonic Synth

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".

Remembering Isao Tomita, Japanese Synthesizer Pioneer

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.