With polymorphic tracks, dynamic MIDI effects, a MIDI / USB / CV interface and extensive sequencing capabilities, Squarp's Hermod really is a modular brain, as Jade Wii found out.
Image Line has jumped from version 12 to 20 with its latest release of FL Studio. They haven’t suddenly got bad at maths - this year is the DAW’s 20th birthday. And there’s some big news.
Ctrl X is a 3-in-one tactile and touch-screen device for producers. It's a dedicated controller for a virtual synthesizer, a MIDI controller for hard and soft synths and a powerful step sequencer.
Here's a new video from the bespoke synth and instrument designers, plus a tantalizing glimpse of the specs. deFormer 3 looks like a fearsome sound mangler.
ORAC is such an incrediblly useful and diverse solution for open-source music machines like Critter & Guitari's Organelle, it's difficult to describe what it is. This video does the job though!
This video demos the latest machine Gotharman's Musical Instruments has been working on. The XXX7 appears to be a sampler with touch screen, high-quality tactile controls and a 16-step sequencer.
Here's our 10 favorite new synthesizers announced or released at Superbooth 2018, from analog clones to brand new concepts. We also include some notable mentions that didn't make the list. Enjoy.
Explore some of the new and advanced features available in the Synthstrom Deluge 2 update coming in June 2018. There's an impressive array of new features in this portable music workstation.
This compact sequencer from Pittsburgh Modular works with eurorack and regular MIDI gear and will likely suit anyone looking for hands-on control of sequencing. Here's a first look.
Fancy a 6 operator FM synth with 3 dedicated operators for FM drums packed in an 8-voice synthesizer with a built-in sequencer? FingerSonic's new Synset, just announced, might appeal.
Adding dynamic modulation to any part in a Logic session just got easier. Joshua Carney explores the Step FX plug in this short video.
The developers of this unique instrument have teased some of the new features and they look really cool - but what else will be included? Here's what we know so far.
Arturia's recreation of this classic multi-instrument makes capturing its sound a reality for almost anyone. Here, Nigel Broad explains why it is so revered among musicians and producers.
Pittsburgh Modular's Lifeforms Micro Sequence is unusual among modular gear in being specifically performance-oriented. Jade Wii got hands-on - read on to find out her verdict.
Named after Descartes, Make Noise's latest is a unique Cartesian sequencer. In this short video, Rishabh Rajan gives you a quick guided tour of the interface to help you get a head start.