Q Up Arts has announced the availability of California Keys which is compatible with Native Instruments’ KONTAKT (5.5 full version or free player) platform as a sampled suite of instruments centred around a Fazioli 10ft grand piano presented in stereo and surround, scripted and designed for expressivity and playability to fit every style of playing, partnered with a set of vintage keyboards.
In this series of video from the team at UK pro audio retailer KMR, synth specialist Tom Lewis shows us around the Buchla Music Easel.
Our friends at Toontrack have today released a new EZX drum library called UK Pop for Toontrack's popular drum instruments EZ Drummer 2 & Superior Drummer 3.
In this masterclass, from the BAFTA GURU library, an array of composers for films and TV programmes such as Gravity, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Les Misérables, Sherlock and The Hour offer insights into composing and give their top tips on getting into the industry.
TAL-NoiseMaker is an improved version of TAL-Elek7ro and has a completely new synth engine and a lot of improvements in sound and usability. The synth also includes a small effect section with a reverb, chorus and a simple bit crusher effect.
Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers is now taking preorders on its Microvolt 3900 taking a new approach to building a contemporary analogue monosynth with innovative and unconventional features designed to make it stand out from the sound of the crowd.
Synth player, songwriter, and Alesis and Hammond artist Emiko gives us a feature-by-feature overview of the Wireless Vortex 2, Alesis' successor to their successful and affordable keytar.
Does knowing about but not owning vintage synths give you a case of FOMO? Fear not! Today, the modern stuff is almost always better for real-world use.
Catalyst Audio has recreated classic Buchla 100-series modules based on the 1968 designs, but in Eurorack format. And they're relatively affordable, too!
This Friday's free plug-in is the powerful and versatile Synthmaster Player Free from KV331 audio.
Vermona's new module lets you send separate triggers based on the probability of a quarter, eighth, 16th, or triplet note happening.
Syntaur provides parts for synthesizers old and new, an invaluable resource for vintage gear lovers. They showed cool ARP Odyssey and Roland Juno mods at NAMM 2018.
German boutique synthmaker Radikal shows us their new complete, semi-modular synth, which features a paraphonic mode, MIDI-to-CV, swarm oscillator, killer filter, and more.
Here's what the new MIDI-CI expansion to the MIDI spec means for your workflow and music.
Andrew Kilpatrick shows us a compressor and a reverb as tabletop modules designed for electronic musicians who perform live with hardware synths.
E-mu founder Dave Rossum shows us his new Assimil8or eight-channel Eurorack sampler, then the rest of his excellent product line.
Part groovebox, part multi-track sequencer, part multi-engine synth, all fun. We get a look at this impressive expandable production system at NAMM 2018.
A brief summary and demo video from NAMM 2018 about new features in firmware and OS 2.0 for the Yamaha Montage synthesizer.
Austin-based Delptronics shows us some cool new toys for 2018, including a Nintendo-based motion controller and desktop analog Theremin.