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MMA & AMEI Developing Prototypes For Next Generation MIDI 2.0

The next generation of MIDI 2.0 prototyping has begun and has been announced by The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) and the Association of Music Electronics Industry (AMEI).

Volante Magnetic Echo Machine From Strymon Is A Multi-Head Stereo Delay And Looper Pedal

This new hardware unit from FX developer Strymon has many more tricks up its sleeve than you might expect. Delay, looping and MIDI control are just a few.

Teenage Engineering Announces "Poor Man's Modular" Pocket operator Synths

Well, well, well. Teenage Engineering have pulled the synth out of the bag with their new Pocket Operators... and these 3 machines are billed as affordable modular synths.

McDSP Unveils 6060 Ultimate Module Collection - Largest Modular Plug-In Ever?

This collection of over 30 virtual modules from plugin specialists McDSP could be the answer to your prayers - and it's more affordable than you might expect.

Signum Audio Releases BUTE Batch Audio Processor

Process very large numbers of audio files through multiple FX stages with this server-based system, ideal for games development and production.

Akai Pro FORCE Is A DAW-Less Standalone Production Instrument With Touch Screen, 8x8 Clip Launcher

Wanna go DAWless? Akai's standalone music production/DJ performance Force has clip launching, step sequencing, sampling, synths and a 7-in touch display and captures the modern clip-based workflow.

Is Denon's Prime 4 The World's Most Powerful DJ System?

Denon DJ introduces Prime 4, a 4-Channel Standalone DJ System with 10-inch Multi-Touch Display and Dedicated Zone Output. Could it be the most powerful DJ system ever?

IK Multimedia Reveals AXE I/O - Audio Interface With Unique Advanced Guitar Tone Shaping

IK's latest hardware interface for guitarists is an all-in-one solution for recording, routing and tone shaping. Here's everything you need to know about its specs and software bundle.

Bitwig Studio 3 Announced, Now Fully Modular With New Grid System

The Grid is a brand new routing and processing system built right into the heart of Bitwig Studio 3 and it's going to change the way you make music. Here's what you need to know.

Stylophone GEN R-8 Is A New Analog Synth With Touch Keyboard From Dubreq

The Stylophone GEN R-8 is a dual VCO British-made boutique synthesizer with a fully analog signal path and a touch keyboard that you can play with your finger.

Kong Hou Is A New 22GB Virtual Chinese Harp Library

Achieve playing styles and results that aren't possible using basic samples with this physical modelling sampled instrument, available now.

Korg Announces 4-Voice Minilogue XD Analog Synthesizer

The new 4-voice $649 Minilogue XD synthesizer will be available in winter 2019, but available to check out at Winter NAMM in a few days time.

Binaural Textures Subterrestreal Is A New Multi-Instrument Pack For Ableton Live

The latest instrument pack for Live from Isotonik Studios brings multi-layered textural soundscapes with advanced panning and stereo placement capabilities.

Pay What You Want For G8TOR, A New Sequencer-Based Softsynth

This unusual new softsynth has multiple sequencers, DJ-style effects pads and is available through a very generous pricing arrangement. Here's the details.

Glou Glou Announces Moutarde, 4-Voice PLL Hardware Synthesizer

This unique desktop synth uses Phase Locked Loop Synthesis to generate some weird and wonderful sounds, and it has a whole bunch of tricks up its sleeve. See and hear it in action here.