The new Roland JX-03 claims to take the sound and control of the popular JX-3P and brings it to a new age in the portable form of the JX-03 Boutique synth. Darren Burgos explores what it can do.
We took ROland's System-1 Plug-Out synth VST for a spin to find out if it has that classic Roland sound and how well it integrates with the hardware version of the System-1.
Comprising of 700 samples, Cluster Sound's ARP Drums for Ableton Live is a carefully sampled pack of drum sounds created by a vintage ARP 2600 synth with a Moog 4012 ladder filter.
The support popular DS-10 for Nintendo DS has had a major upgrade and is now available, as iDS-10, for iPhone. Check out the info and video for full details on this portable synthesizer studio.
A new, or old, synth workstation keyboard can be a little daunting to get your head around... Here's some useful tips on how to program a music keyboard in 5 simple steps.
8.5 for Cubase Pro and Cubase Artist introduces new creative tools, workflow enhancements while taking online collaboration within Cubase to the next level. It's a good time to be a Cubase user.
These synth modules are more than the sum of their parts. Looking like they're inspired by Lego, LittleBits and a blender(!) they can help the hearing impaired experience sound and synthesis.
Wave Alchemy have told us theyÂ are extremely excited to announce the release of MutateÂ - their next generation virtual hybridÂ synthesizerÂ forÂ Kontakt 5! Expect a review coming soon...
If you want to gear up your music studio setup, or your skills, but are on a budget this list is here to help. From audio interfaces to DAWs, MIDI controllers to synths to mics: all under $100!
Vince Clarke's new Eurorack module is all about generating inspiring 1-bar patterns. It's an ingenious writing tool and can be fed MIDI note data from software or hardware. Check out the videos.
In this video tutorial on Ask.Audio Academy, Bill Burgess shows how to create complex, grooving sequences using dual arpeggiators all inside Spectrasonics' Omnisphere 2.
Roland tell us their new SYR-E84 is a durable case and power supply for AIRA Modular Synths and other Eurorack gear. And they go perfectly with the new SYSTEM-500 Modular pieces also released.
Splice tell us they are the first service to allow dynamic previews of presets before purchase so you can hear them in mono, poly and more modes, withÂ exclusive presets from Mike Hawkins and 7 Skies.
If you're looking for some fresh and inspiring sounds which are free from world-famous producer, Legowelt, then look no further. He's sampled the Roland JV2080 synth just for you!
Take a tour of the excellent re-make (in software form) of Roland SH-101... as a plug-out. Rishabh Rajan shows all in this video form the Academy.