Sometimes 'simple' is overrated. Especially in the world of granular synths, it can be more satisfying to spend time getting to know a synth in-depth as Noah Pred discovers with Madrona Labs' Kaivo.
If you're a dance producer, composer, or DJ, you'll likely be extremely interested in AIR Music Tech's Hybrid 3. It's a synth that can fill many different roles as G. W. Childs discovers.
Continuing our exploration of the Max for Live community's vast offerings (for Ableton Live 9 users), we'll take a quick peek at four cool devices destined to spice up your work flow.
Are you a fan of super complex effects setups or monster instrument stacks? If this sounds like you then you may want to check out BlueCat Audio's PatchWork. Mo Volans connects the dots.
Calling all guitarists... we've got a treat for you to help you make the most of your guitar tuning, setup & playing skills. Here's 6 cool gadgets for your guitar, recommended by Toby Pitman.
Imagine an accurate scale coach tutorial with you wherever you are. Well, imagine ScaleCoach for iPhone and you've immediately got a very capable app to do just that, in the palm of your hand.
Despite the fact we had already reviewing Korg Gadget when it was first released, Toby Pitman took such a nine to it, he insisted upon doing another review! Check it out!
If you're running a DAW or Audio Unit host and you haven't yet checked out SineVibes effects, then now may be a good time. Darren Burgos puts 7 of their effects plug-ins through their paces.
Are you in the market for a compact MIDI controller with a built-in step sequencer and a few tricks up its sleeve, at a budget price? The Arturia BeatStep may fit the bill. (Watch the video demo too).
If you can't help but tap your foot when listening to funk (let's face it, who can resist funk grooves??) then this library from Freshtone will be right up your street.
Is Waldorf's Nave the most advanced wavetable synth available for iPad? Quite possibly so. But the real question is how good and musical this app really is. Mo Volans gets hands on.
So, what exactly is the OFD Guitar microModeler? This baby has 12 classic tones in one box, is easy to use and supposedly sounds awesome! We put Toby Pitman on the case to find out more.
Do you need to get a bigger picture or idea of your songs with arrangements and progressions? Then Synfire might be what you're looking for. t explains how it works.
How could Numark improve upon the original NS7? The NS7 II builds on great craftsmanship, intuitive design features and good audio quality, but do Numark have a hit on their hands? We find out.
Abbey Road Studios is famous amongst other things for the sweet double-tracking vocals effects on The Beatles records. Now Waves bring that feel to your studio with Reel ADT. GW Childs checks it out.