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Superbooth 2019: Elektron Debuts Digitone Keys, 8-Voice, 37-Key Polyphonic Synth
Elektron adds a powerful new model to its hardware family with Digitone Keys, with dedicated outputs per-track, 8 voices, brand new customizable controls and much more.
May. 9, 2019
Arturia Debuts MicroFreak, PCB Synthesizer With CV, Pressure Sensitivity And Sequencer
This cool little synth, just announced by Arturia, has a pressure sensitive playing surface, multiple synth engines and it's more affordable than you might expect. Here's the lowdown.
Jan. 25, 2019
Friedrichs Audio Hot Bunny And Floats Modules On Sale, Submit A Video & Get Free Voltage Tracker
Take advantage of festive pricing on these two virtual rack modules and also submit a video made with them and receive a free Voltage Tracker sequencer worth $50.
Dec. 21, 2018
AudioPedia 110: Synths, Samplers And Virtual Instruments
Learn everything you need to know about synths, samplers and virtual instruments with this 52-video course covering everything from vintage classics to cutting edge software.
Aug. 6, 2018
Review: Output Arcade
Output's latest virtual instrument has a twist - it's cloud-based and delivers new content to you every single day. But how does that work in practice? G.W Childs found out.
G.W. Childs IV
Jun. 26, 2018
Synthesis Survival Guide: Filters
In his last mission on uncovering the mysteries of synthesis, Peter Schwartz explored Frequency. Get ready for the big reveal on everything related to filters.
Dec. 4, 2013
Synth Basics: Parallel And Series Filter Modes Explained
When it comes to filtering your sound in your favourite synth, you may have come across two mode: parallel and series. Mo Volans seeks to demystify these, and importantly show how they differ.
Sep. 6, 2013
Review: Loom, A Dream Weaver Of A Synth
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.
Jun. 17, 2013
If you haven’t come across d16 (virtual instruments developer) before now, then be prepared to sample something very tasty indeed! Hollin Jones takes the LuSH-101 for a subtractive synthesis spin!
Jan. 29, 2013
8 Awesome Free Audio Plug-in Synths for Mac Musicians
It’s that time of year - your wallet rinsed by the holiday season, and nothing inspirational under the tree. So, find yourself a bargain or two, and maybe reinvigorate your inner composer...
Jan. 1, 2013
On Synth Terminology: Frequency (Everybody Hertz, Sometimes)
Got your synthesis terminology in a twist, or just keen to understand this field more fully? Peter Schwartz is on the case in this mini series to help you tune in to understanding Frequency.
Oct. 30, 2012
Using iZotope Iris on Drum Loops
With Iris, iZotope has given digital musicians something exciting to explore! It's one of those synths that truly deserves to be termed as "innovative". Toby Pitman puts it to work on drum loops.
Jun. 21, 2012
Build A Simple Synth In Reaktor, Part 2
Many programs exist for creating your own instruments, from Logic Pro to MAX/MSP. Few, however, are as musically immediate and satisfying as NI's Reaktor. Toby Pitman gets synth building!
Feb. 9, 2012
Making beats in Reason: Synthesized vs sampled drums
If you are a Reason user and love to program your own beats then you will need to familiarize yourself with the different sound creation methods the application uses to produce it's drum sounds. There
Feb. 16, 2011
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