From a sequencer triggered by M&Ms to controlling music with our minds to another sequencer controlled by and projecting light, Music Tech Fest was packed with forward thinking tools for music makers.
Factory from Sugar Bytes is an exciting new poly synth plug-in with some interesting features, filter models, an awesome Mod Matrix, 4 sequencers, multi-effects, morph crossfader and so much more.
Oh AI, how we love thee and are afraid of thee in equal measure. Google's Brain Team are using machine learning in the form of Magenta to create original music and art. Should musicians be concerned?
The good folks at Time+Space are offering AskAudio readers 15% off products from Spectrasonics, Rob Papen, iZotope, Big Fish Audio, Spitfire, and many, many more.
Supporting a dizzying array of hardware controllers like Push 2, LaunchControl XL, Behringer BCR to Akai MIDIMix, Isotonik's PrEditor now supports multi mapped NI Kontakt & Reaktor instruments.
Bob Moog is arguably the most influential synth maker and musical instrument pioneers ever. And you can discover more about his life from 1934-2005 via this interactive timeline on the BMF website.
Erica Synths new Black Wavetable VCO module is one of the most compact wavetable VCOs around in eurorack format. It's also got a nice fat sound and over 16 banks of waves. This video demo shows more.
When it comes to computer input devices, there's two that have given us sore fingers and carpal tunnel longer than the rest: the mouse and the keyboard. So what will Pio One bring that'll excite us?
There's 3 major announcements Cakewalk have revealed for Sonar: It's coming to Mac OS X, lifetime upgrades and an expanded focus on performance and stability. Read more about all three below.
If you've been waiting before shelling out for the awesome Komplete 10 or Komplete 10 Ultimate bundle of instruments and effects then now is a good time to open your wallet and save in the process.
The good folk at Focusrite have told us their number one selling USB audio interface range, Scarlett has now entered its second generation. The new Scarletts are better, faster, and easier to use.
Following on from the popular and successful original NV DJ controller Numark have announced NV II, which Numark tell us offers significant performance upgrades and new features.
The Korg minilogue is as hot now as it was when announced at NAMM 2016, and it seems to be sold most everywhere. But you can win one of these popular polyphonic analog synths courtesy of Korg here.
Available as a VST and AU plugin for Mac and Windows users, Pure606 from Monade Sounds is a sample-based library from an original Roland TR-606 drum machine with and without vintage processors.
In these 6 videos we get a chance to see the Drips Dreadbox drum synth module in action creating a plethora of interesting drum and percussive sounds.