After wading through a flooded Paris, I made it to the 140th International AES Convention in the Palais de Congres convention centre, June 4th to June 7th. Here's the best music tech from the show.
Turtle Beach tell us their latest innovation in HyperSound directional audioÂ not only provides personal listening experiences without headphones, but is done via transparent speakers! A world first!
Swedish music hardware company Elektron has announced the discontinuation of the digital drum machine/sampler Machinedrum and the digital synthesizer Monomachine.
Maschine users plugged in to the NI forums may be aware that version 2.4.5 has been in the works, and may even know some of the new features. Now it's been released you can get hands on!
Aimed at the professional composer, NI's new Woodwind Solo and Woodwind Ensemble instruments are two more Kontakt instruments that bring earthy woodwind orchestral sounds to your tracks and scores.
iConnectivity were not content sitting on their laurels with the iConnectAUDIO range! The new MIO's (mio2, mio4, and mio10) are flexible, powerful and will raise the bar of what MIDI interfaces can do
We featured the Dato Duo kickstarter back on May 27th (yes, well observed'¦ that's days before any other sites picked it up). And I'm pleased to announce they've met their Kickstarter goal already!
If you'd like to quickly create basslines, hooks and melodic parts that will make any "wrong" notes sound right, you're in luck. MelodicFlow is designed to do just that, and it's easy to use.
Geert Bevin, who created the firmware for Roger Linn's LinnStrument - a music controller with 3D note expression, has figured out how to save desk space and make LinnStrument a QWERTY keyboard too.
Part of the Primo Collection from Strangelines sees Isotonik bringing us all the power to create wobble bass and synth sounds from ANY source. It's good fun and worth trying out.
Anyone interested in a Waldorf Blofeld or StudioLogic Sledge style synthesizer? Axel Hartmann's 20 is almost ready to ship. Here's some more details and pictures.
Lurssen Mastering Console for iPad from IK Multimedia is pretty darn good. Make no doubt about that. So we think many producers will be pleased to know it's now available for iPhone too.
Since 2014 Umlaut Audio has been designing samples and virtual instruments for the biggest composers in the industry. Now you can get your hands on their new Kontakt instruments: Pads & Arps.
Korg have come out with something that iOS musicians and producers are simply going to love. PlugKEY is a portable audio and MIDI interface that every iPad and iPhone wielding producer will want.
If only small form factor synths make you happy and you're not a fan of sliders, then turn away now!! ;-) Ken MacBeth has revealed a new prototype of a synth he's working on and it looks cool!