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Pittsburgh Modular Double Helix Oscillator: Not Your Average Oscillator!

This complex matrix oscillator from Pittsburgh Modular does things that'll make other oscillator modules jealous. Here's more about it and demos of it in action at Superbooth 2017.

ESI Announces High-Speed USB Audio Interfaces, U168 XT and U86 XT

Two new audio interfaces are coming from German based ESI. They tell us both the U168 XT and the U86 XT improve performance over USB and come bundled with Bitwig Studio 8-Track and Deckadance LE.

Akai Releases MPC 2.0 BETA For MPC Touch & MPC Live

Good news for Akai Pro MPC users. MPC 2.0 is now in public BETA for MPC Touch and MPC Live owners. There's plenty of new features, including a new GUI. Here's what's new.

Native Instruments Announces Maximum Maschine Sales Special

We got the heads up on this special offer from Native Instruments that gives seven free Maschine Expansion packs to anyone buying Maschine Jam, Maschine Studio, Maschine or Maschine Mikro.

Win Ableton Live Suite, iZotope Neutron, Crypto Cipher Sample Libraries & More

Fancy your chance to win Ableton Live Suite, iZotope Neutron, AskAudio Academy subscription and Crypto Cipher sample libraries? Check this contest out.

New Demo of Behringer Minimoog Model D Clone With Updated Firmware

Principal Systems Engineer (DSP) at Midas Consoles, Rob Belcham, nabbed one of the Behringer Minimoog Model D clones for the weekend for testing. Here's some of the sounds he was able to conjure up.

Waves Releases Smack Attack Transient Shaper Plugin

Go surgical or savage with Waves' new transient shaper mixing plugin, Smack Attack. The name alone suggests it'll provide more bite and immediacy for your percussive and other sounds.

Junkie XL Explores Roland Synthesizers In This Video Workshop

Junkie XL takes you on a sonic tour of classic Roland synthesizers in his studio. Headphones or studio speakers are highly recommended to get the most from this.

52 FREE Audio Effect Plug-Ins For Musicians And Producers

There are some excellent audio effect plugins available, and incredibly many of these are free. Here's a list we've compiled of 52 that'll make you and your music productions happy.

Forget Keyboards, SoundMachines Reveals New Synth Controller Concept

Soundmachines are coming out with a revolutionary new controller interface for synths and modular synths unlike anything you've seen before. Here's the pre-prototype of Arches explained.

This Video By Sequential Cirklon With Music By Aphex Twin Captures The Superbooth 2017 Vibe

This video by the Sequential team taken at Superbooth 2017 captures the vibe and diversity of one of the biggest and most interesting synth trade shows and events in the world (probably).

ROLI Releases JUCE 5, Secret Sauce Behind Audio Apps

JUCE is a C++ cross-­platform framework owned by ROLI that provides building blocks that allow developers to create powerful, cross-­platform audio, interactive, embedded or graphic apps.

Moog Re-Releases The Moog Synthesizer IIIc

Fifty years after the original Moog Music announce the return of the Moog Synthesizer IIIc to production for a very limited time.

LayR 1.0.3, Massive Poly Synth For iOS, New Features In Free Update

One of the most impressively powerful synths for iOS, LayR, just got a free update with new features and bug fixes. Here's what's new for this excellent iPad and iPhone friendly synthesizer.

Propellerhead Reason 9.5, Now Supports VST Plugins!

Oh. My. Goodness. Reason have just changed the DAW game again. Reason 9.5 now supports... wait for it... VST plugins. Yes, read that again. Reason supports VST instrument and effect plugins!!!