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These Fun Playtronica MIDI Devices Turn Anything Into A Musical Instrument

At Sonar+D 2018 Factmag visited the booth of Playtronica, who demonstrated two quirky music devices, one that turns anything into a MIDI controller and one that turns human touch into sound.

Native Instruments Releases Effects Series – Crush Pack

Native Instruments have launched EFFECTS SERIES – CRUSH PACK, a follow-up to the critically acclaimed MOD PACK. Comprising three plugins there's a wide palette of tonal distortion sounds to play with.

In The Studio With Infected Mushroom: Ask Them Anything (About Music Production)

Join Infected Mushroom for a free live MasterClass as they show you how they work in the studio, in this exclusive online session that will reveal the secrets of their plugin workflows.

22 Things You Can Do With Make Noise Maths Eurorack Module - Video

Maths by Make Noise is a remarkably talented module, capable of everything from acting as a VCO and generating ASR envelopes to audio mixing. Here are 22 things you can do with it.

Roland Releases Resin, New Instrument For Roland Cloud 5.4

For the 5.4 release, Roland Cloud is bringing you a massive update with a brand new software instrument, Resin, and lots of new effects.

Dark Mood Is A 100% Free Expansion Pack For Akai MPC

Akai MPC owners around the world rejoice. For absolutely nothing... you can download a very well sampled MPC expansion pack called Dark Mood. Yes, you read that right. It's 100% completely free.

Ableton Loop 2018 Registration Now Open

Ableton announced today that registration for Loop—the company’s summit for music makers—is now open. This year the three day event for music makers will be held in Los Angeles instead of Berlin.

These Impressive Blinksonic Reaktor Instruments Updated & Discounted

A raft of new features including open structure for user customisation come in these free updates. Here's everything you need to know.

Arturia Adds Michelangelo Fresco To Limited Edition DrumBrute And MicroBrute

The new, limited edition analog drum machine and mono synth from Arturia just got a creative makeover, merging Michelangelo's most famous fresco to the DrumBrute Creation & MicroBrute Creation.

Propellerhead Releases Umpf Club Drums Rack Extension for Reason

Propellerhead tells us their new beat creation device, Umpf Club Drums rack extension, offers everything musicians need to make pumping, club-ready drum tracks in Reason.

zenAud.io Introduces ALK2 Solo, Live Looping DAW For €39

ALK2 is a sequencer that lets you pre-plan where you will record and where the sequencer will play back your recording. Great for live performers, and now the Solo edition is just €39!

Output Releases ARCADE, Game-Changing Loop Synthesizer

The most difficult aspect of using audio loops in your music productions is to make them sound like you, while being extremely creative with them. Output Arcade looks to solve this issue in style.

AizerX Trailer SFX Designer Toolkit Offers One-Click Custom Sound Effects

These two new sample-based instruments from Keepforest aim to cover all the bases for creative sound design for music, games, film and TV.

Waves Releases V10 Plugins

The next generation of Waves plugins is here. Waves V10 is for existing users and will help future proof your sessions, continue to receive plugin updates and get new plugins in premium bundles.

This FrankenSynth Is Actually A Heavily Modded Korg Monotron

The Korg Monotron is a super popular, super affordable, super small analog ribbon synth. If it had its own 2-octave keyboard, MIDI and a larger footprint would it be more playable?