The team at virtual instrument production house Output are very pleased to announce their latest creation, Arcade, a loop and sample-based synthesizer that has new content being added and updated daily. We have an exclusive review for you to check out too.
WMD, a manufacturer of modular synthesisers, guitar pedals, and standalone musical instruments has released Fracture, which is a multi-particle percussion synthesiser module for small-format Eurorack modular systems that apply concepts from classic analogue clap circuits to granular synthesis techniques to generate a wide palette of sounds while maintaining a simple, intuitive interface with a price of $269.
Spitfire Audio has been working with Hans Zimmer, to create a string sampling library like no other with no fewer than 344 of the greatest players in London assembled at AIR Studios to have technology transform them into an extraordinary-sounding ensemble available as a plug-in aimed primarily for composers by composers and the result is Hans Zimmer Strings.
We take a look at a slick automated multi-sampler for turning your vintage keyboards into Montage patches.
Jeff "Doctor Synth" Sepeda has a passion for keeping old ROMpler rackmount synths up and running - and upgrading them. He brought about 35 to Knobcon 2017.
Devon Hughes of Elektron shows us the Digitakt hardware sampler and sequencer, a very immediate tool for sampling external sound sources and synths, tweaking them, and creating grooves.
Sound designer and musical theater keyboardist Dave Weiser shows how to back up an orchestral Broadway-style setup using just one patch!
I first encountered Regroover by Accusonus at the 2017 NAMM Show. Simply put, it blew me away. Here's a summary of the new features in the most recent update, version 1.6.
In this video tutorial, you will see how the AIR Instruments Transfuser sampler/instrument is more than a loop creation tool - it's also a fully-fledged performance tool. In this video, you will learn a few basic settings taking ordinary and repetitive loops into good use in live performances.
In this video tutorial, you will learn how to create large synth patches using Structure FREE sampler. Watch the video to learn how to produce massive sounding synth patches and how to save them later as part of a multi-collection.
In this video tutorial, you will learn what can be achieved with filters on synth and loops tracks in a mix. The video demonstrates this synth filters trick using AIR Xpand2 and free plug-ins bundled with Pro Tools.