Oh. My. Goodness. Reason have just changed the DAW game again. Reason 9.5 now supports... wait for it... VST plugins. Yes, read that again. Reason supports VST instrument and effect plugins!!!
500 patches from 3 rare vintage hardware 90s synths in three virtual instruments from UVI. Sound interesting? Check out the video below if you need more convincing.
This 4-voice analog synth, the Abyss, captured our attention at Superbooth 2017. Dreadbox have put time and passion into this synth. In this 10 minute video they give us an in-depth overview.
Using the human voice as its source, Blinksonic's VOZ is a unique concept for a Native Instruments Reakor instrument. Over 1,500 vocal waveforms are resynthesized as the source for you sound design.
Check out the latest video of the Yamaha CS80 clone, Deckard's Dream in action.
Image Line are fresh out with a useful vectorial update with bug fixes for a number of their VST plugins. including Edison, Harmless, Harmor, Sytrus and Vocodex.
The C15 is a synthesizer with a difference. Its focus is on pure musical performance. You won't MIDI or sequencers or arpeggiators here, just controls for human musicians wanting real-time expression.
If you're attending MoogFest 2017 you can sign up to the 2-hour DIY workshop where you can build and own your own limited-edition, analog 8-step Moog drum machine... here's what it sounds like.
In this video Celldweller takes us on an in-depth tour of the new Make Noise Morphagene, a rather unique module that creates new sounds using “reels, splices and genes”.
The Mini MIDI Drum Seq from Audiowerkstatt is a old-school, but cool, MIDI sequencer for drums. There's no OLED screens here. It's still in prototype stage, but we got an interesting live demo of it.
These two hand painted Eurorack modules from ZVEX don't just look like something you'd like to hang on your wall. They are pure art. But, they also sound impressive too.
Why choose between a digital and analog style featured delay plugin when you can have both? Joey Sturgis Tones' Soar is a solution for those that want to have their tape delay cake and eat it.
Shift Sequencer, Curve Sequencer, Duality OSC, Morph Filter and one very special block for Reaktor were previewed at Superbooth 2017. we chatted with one of the makers who showed us around them.
What once cost not very much, now costs even less. Blocs Wave for iOS is a powerful looper studio with plenty of advanced features. It's now free to download on the iOS App Store.
Soft pop, new eurorack faceplates, mini mixers, The Dude... desktop modular pieces. All of this and more are coming out of Bastl Instruments' labs, and you just know they're going to be awesome.