It's not often I get this excited about music shows these days... but SuperBooth in March/April 2016 in Berlin this year has got my synth and music making juices flowing. Here's why.
Yes, you read this right. These headphones are designed to make you high. By stimulating a particular nerve in your brain, Nervana, say you'll feel pretty great while listening to your favorite tunes.
It seems that MIDI controller gloves are really catching on. (Imogen Heap has a lot to answer for ;) And the new Remidi T8 is a wearable MIDI controller/instrument that looks like it has potential.
The time is right to re-educate yourself on the finer things in music. We're talking Dutch House. Legend from the early days until now, Olav Basoski, has opened up his entire back catalogue for all.
You can now inject that legendary high-gain Boogie magic into your playing with the AmpliTube MESA/Boogie app for iPhone & iPad - the official mobile MESA/Boogie tone studio collection of MESA amps.
So, you want free bass samples? Isotonik Studios are the providers with a sampled Casio Privia PX-300 collection which are fun, crisp and capable. They've also released new Ableton racks. Good times.
We've reported on browser-based sequencers and synths before. But now, Splice have brought purpose to it by integrating a beat making sequencer with their Splice Sounds sample catalogue. Clever.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.