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SPL DeS Dual Band De-Esser & TDx Transient Designer 500-Series Modules Now Shipping

The latest 500-series modules, the 1503 DeS Dual Band De-Esser and Model 1502 TDx Transient Designer, from SPL are now shipping. Lots of good info direct from SPL below...

KiloHearts Release FREE Snap Heap Plug-In For Advanced Modulation and Powerful Routing

To fit in nicely with Snapin, Kilohearts' modular effects plugin software, they've kindly released a new reverb. And it's free! There's also lots of updates to existing snap in plugins too.

Download Free Sound Design Samples From Wave Alchemy SFX Collection 03

As part of their new SFX Collection 03 sample pack, Wave Alchemy are offering 130 MB of free SFX sounds available direct from their site. Full details below.

Latest Cubasis for iPad Adds MIDI Over Bluetooth LE, Audio Unit Support & More

Steinberg's Cubasis for iPad, now includes MIDI over Bluetooth LE, Audio Unit support, external storing options, new instruments, 24-bit/96kHz support, 550 loops, 15 effects, unlimited tracks & more.

The Story Behind Waves Audio New Abbey Road Reverb Plates Plugin

In collaboration with Abbey Road Studios, Waves Audio have created authentic software emulations of the world-famous and unique plate reverb units from Abbey Road. Watch and listen to it here.

Propellerhead Offers Over $370 Worth of Rack Extension Plug-Ins Free with Reason

Good news for music producers that haven't decided on a DAW yet, or are willing to switch: You can now get 2016 TEC Award Nominee McDSP FutzBox—plus much more—free with Propellerhead Reason.

How Kontakt Instruments Are Made (Behind The Scenes Video at In Session Audio)

In this fascinating video we get a sneak peek behind the scenes at In Session Audio and discover what it took to make the Fluid harmonics Kontakt instrument from start to finish.

What Could Be Better Than A Massive Synth Meet Up In Italy?

The dates and venue for the 6th Torino Synth Meeting have been announced. It’s a unique event for synth and music making enthusiasts with cool exhibitors like Moog Music & Arturia and performances.

Watch How Playful, Hardware AudioCubes Control Synthesizer Wirelessly Using Location & Orientation

Percussa has integrated a cube network visualization feature into SYNTHOR, the digital modular synthesizer for the AudioCubes. This video shows the feature in action.

Novation Adds MIDI Sync Output for Launchpad for iOS

Now you can connect other apps and external music hardware to Launchpad for iPad. Excited? You should be… Imagine jamming with you Novation Circuit and Launchpad for iPad in sync!

Steinberg Release Beat Essentials Expansion for Groove Agent

Steinberg have released new Styles for Groove Agent, inspired by the distinctive rhythms of British rock music in the ’60s. Get your British beats for Groove Agent 4 & Groove Agent SE 4 here.

Drum Depot Releases Vermona DRM1 - 5 Drumkits + 50 Free Loops

Marco Scherer's latest Drum Depot pack release is pretty stunning. It features 5 kits from the awesome Vermona DRM1 mkIII drum machine. Plus you can grab 50 loops for free - yes, free!

Rob Papen PRISMA Plug-In Stacks All Software Instruments as Single Sound Source For Free

One of the announcements at NAMM 2016 that really impressed us was regarding the upcoming (free) Rob Papen PRISMA. Essentially it's a software plug-in host that stacks multiple synth plugins together.

This 8-Bit Video Synth Is Retro Video Game & Audio Synth Dream Machine

Calling all retro 90s 8-bit video game / chiptune lovers. The Ming Micro portable video synthesizer from Special Stage Systems has been funded on Kickstarter and is ready to rock your world.

Elektron Machinedrum and Monomachine Get Price Reductions

With prices reduced you can now pick up a Machinedrum for $599 USD, Machinedrum UW for $999, and a Monomachine for just $799. Keeping your wallet heavier and your studio happier.