2018 saw a raft of updates and new releases, from emulations of vintage gear to new and totally unique soft synthesizers. There's never been a better time to make music with virtual synths.
Big Room is a huge-sounding genre of EDM and in this video, Olav Basoski shares his top tips for exactly which synths to use to get that classic sound.
This virtual recreation of the classic Prophet 5 is new from accomplished Berlin-based developer U-He. Noah Pred road tested the Repro 5: Polyphonic Prophet.
13 of our regular authors at Ask.Audio have put their heads together to figure out their own personal top 3 hardware or software music gear releases from 2015. Some big hitters and some surprises too.
Do you use Sylenth? If you'd like to make a Dutch House style lead in the style of producers like Afrojack or Martin Garrix, then this tutorial-article by Sara Simms is for you.
With more software synths available than ever before, choosing the right one can be tricky. To help, Sara Simms shares her top 7 synths specifically for EDM productions (in no particular order).
Rob Papen continues to raise the bar with his software synths and effects, from Predator to SubBoomBass, RP-Verb to RP-Delay. But how does the highly anticipated Blue II measure up?
Looking for an instrument to give you that satisfying low-end your tracks are begging for? Hollin Jones checks out SubBoomBass and gets more than he bargained for.
Drawing sounds? When it comes to creating evolving pads and sound beds you could be forgiven for thinking the only option is to program parameters or adjust controls. iZotope Iris begs to differ!
Loom, an additive virtual synth from Air Music Technology, has turned a lot of heads - including Noah Pred's. Find out if this 64-bit synth sounds as good as it looks in this in depth review.
Spot the Preset - My Favourite Musical Game There's a game all music producers play from time to time, whether they know they are doing it or not. The game is called "Spot the Preset" ... Have you ev