With 81GB of samples, impressive low latency performance and stunning pianos, could Synthogy's Ivory 2 be the ultimate sampled piano collection?
IK's legendary sample-based instrument gains a scalable interface, beefed up audio engine and a ton of extra content in version 4. And that's just the start, as Hollin Jones discovered...
Blackbox is a portable sampler and groovebox that lets you record, save/load, apply effects and edit one-shot samples and beat-sliced loops. Here's what you need to know.
The many different sample-based instruments out there can use an array of terms to refer to the same concepts. Here, Joe Albano simplifies the whole thing for you.
Part of the Modular Process Music family of hand crafted instruments, Tape Sampler is a clever and fun way to manipulate sound. See it in action here.
QWERTY keyboard mode and wavetable shortcuts on both oscillators are just a couple of the big changes coming in version 3. Read on to find out what else is new...
Combining the best of classic and new technology, this portable hybrid sampler and drum synth will even let you upload and manage your own sounds. Here's when, where and how to get it.
Creating your own samples is a great way to make new, unique and inspiring tracks. Here are four ways you can do it - which one will you choose?
The brand new Groovebox from Elektron, Model:Samples has 6 audio tracks, 6 pads, is an audio interface, an affordable price tag - plus it's incredibly portable.
Sound design, instrument creation, building multi layered patches - all these and much more are possible with Kontakt 6. See how it works in this short video.
Learn the fundamentals of Kontakt 6 from setup through library management, sampling and creating your own sampled instruments in this course with Matt Vanacoro.
Modulate playback speed, use key tracking to control pitch, loop, reverse and much more. Bitwig Studio 2's Sampler is deconstructed in this video from certified pro, Thavius Beck.
Kontakt-based instruments just keep getting better, and 2018 saw some of the most ambitious and great-sounding releases ever. Here are the boldest and best Kontakt instruments of the year.
With an emphasis on late 1990's soul, the latest in Native Instrument Expansions series captures the sound of warm funk, hip-hop, jazz, and soul.
Alesis is looking to redefine what drummers can do onstage with this new and multi-talented hardware pad, sampler and looper with plenty of onboard storage, digital FX and more.