Steinberg's Retrologue 2 is an excellent VST synth plugin that, thanks to Mind Music Labs, becomes better and more usable when it becomes a desktop, hardware synthesizer.
MIDI instrument tracks can do more than simple MIDI tracks in Pro Tools, and Joe Albano is here to show you how to put them to work in the most effective way.
For the 5.4 release, Roland Cloud is bringing you a massive update with a brand new software instrument, Resin, and lots of new effects.
We've not seen anything quite like this new digital instrument with an analog interface from Chair.Audio. Their mission is to make sounds tangible and add an organic element to electronic instruments.
Practicing your instrument can sometimes seem like a chore, but by changing your approach and identifying goals you can make it more enjoyable, and achieve more as well.
Waves makes many fine plug-ins, but with Grand Rhapsody they have tried to capture the very soul of a particular instrument from a famous London studio. Did they succeed?
Not only has Canadian Brady Grumpelt created a harmonica out of an old Nintendo game cartridge, he's looked into ways to produce more, put it on Kickstarter and you too can buy one.
Thanks to Mesmerising Instruments and Sounds on Facebook for sharing this captivating video of Koka Nikoladze new musical creation made from a single stepper motor, a contact mic and more.
A guy called Tom (that really is how we refers to himself) has created an alternative way to interact with sound and instruments. It's called Â«WOMBÂ» and is a real hands on experience.
Looking to be inspired? Then you're in the right place. Here are makers of alternative instruments who you need to know about. Whether you use their instruments or not, they are worth checking out.
There's been lots of talk about new musical instruments in the tech world of late. From Ableton, Livid Instruments, and Roli. Now here's a video showing a 3D printed electric violin that just rocks.
Steinberg's second iteration of Absolute presents a top range of highly acclaimed VST instruments, totalling over 60 GB in one comprehensive collection.
Iranian designer, Aidin Ardjomandi, has won the A'Design bronze award for creating a brand new instrument, the Celloridoo. And it looks amazing, and potentially would sound just as interesting.
If you're looking to re-create an acoustic instrument or vintage synth/drum machine in software, sample-based instruments will only take you so far. Joe Albano explores modelling instruments in depth.
Imagine being able to bring back lost vintage instruments. NPR talk to Robert Howe and Sina Shahbazmohamadi on how X-rays and 3D printers can do just that.