What do you get when you put 18 of the hottest modular synthesizer makers under one roof in Brooklyn on an October weekend? A synth fair called Machines In Music. Here's a video of the event.
Critter & Guitari's new hardware, Organelle, at first glance reminds us of Pocket Piano. However, Organelle brings the world of open-source PureData patching into the hardware synth world. Impressive.
Spitfire Audio tells us Albion One is everything you need to make "epic sounding, modern music." Well, it certainly is a well-recorded, usable Kontakt sample library. Watch the video below for more.
We often talk about being "immersed" in music, and now SubPac have a new wearable version of their tactile system which literally lets you feel the bass and the music in your body.
So, you want a new music instrument. Something that’s portable, inspiring and has an arpeggiator/sequencer you can go nuts about? Tangible Instruments’ Arpeggio might be for you.
The Fugue app has been a massive success since its launch and the developers tell us it's because it "appeals to music-makers of all levels from novices to professionals".
Mackie tell us their new additions to the CR monitor series are designed to provide high-quality studio monitoring with the flexibility of wireless design.
If there is a better way to start your morning or end your day to watching Hans Zimmer explaining his creative process based around his Moog synthesizer... I haven't found it yet. Great video.
In this fascinating documentary film (debuted on World Plugin Day on October 8th) we get a sneak peek behind the scenes at Wave Audio and the vibe might be different to what you’d expect.
Deion DJ tell us their new MC4000 is Immediate availability and a highly capable DJ solution offering a combination of features, performance and build quality for professional DJs. More info below.
British 'boutique' analogue synthesiser and accessory designer/manufacturer Analogue Solutions are shipping Cyborg-24, a Moog-style low filter equipped standalone monophonic synthesizer module.
Pioneer DJ tell us their new XDJ-700 is a digitally versatile, compact digital player that punches above its weight. Oh and it is of course rekordbox ready. Watch the video below for more info.
The smallest speaker in the KRK ROKIT line teams big sound with precision engineering. I heard these at BPM 2015 and was impressed both at how tiny they are and how big their sound is.
The big news from NI is the Komplete Kontrol family has a bigger brother S-Series 88 (that's 88 keys) and 1.5 software which allows 3rd party plugins from Arturia, u-he, and more to be controlled.
Arctic Pads is a free demo set of 8 pads for Ableton’s SIMPLER from Flintpope could add an air of mystery to your tracks. Did we mention they’re free?