Alex Ball has a new documentary out covering 60 years of Korg instruments – complete with loads of synth demos so you’re getting sounds, not just looking at gear pics. I missed this last week when of course Synthtopia was on top of it – hat tip! Even the YouTube algorithm was confused why I […]
Thomas Dolby’s 1989 explanation of synthesis with the Muppets and a fly in a box is pretty ingenious
Thomas Dolby on Jim Henson’s little-known The Ghost of Faffner Hall manages an explanation of synthesis basics that is surprisingly original. And it involves a fly in a matchbox and a Minimoog.
Bitwig heard you, it seems, user community. Spectral Suite is now a no-charge, included part of Studio 4.4, with refunds or Upgrade Plan extensions offered to anyone who bought it.
This one looks irresistible – a mini drum box with both FM synthesis and sampling. Mett the $399 nanobox | razzmatazz, the latest from 1010music. Our review is inbound, but here’s the bite-sized look at this pint-sized gadget.
From Tehran to locations around the world, on Palestine’s own Radio Alhara, we now have hours of music to play and repeat and female and nonbinary artists to discover, in solidarity with Iran and Kurdistan.
BOSS’ signature DS-1 from 1978 is still in production today. But for the first time since the late 80s, the DS-1 has got a new, entirely solid-state analog update.
Cycling ’74 posted a cryptic teaser tweet that – well, has a pretty suggestive ending.
Spectral Suite is Bitwig’s first paid add-on for Bitwig Studio, focusing on sonic exploration in the frequency domain. It’s a nice-looking collection, and we’ve got a hands-on look from Mylar Melodies.
Elektron’s Song Mode for Digitakt, Syntakt, and Digitone chains together patterns beyond the 64-step limit – and there’s some beautiful ambient music from a Syntakt owner to prove it. That’s not all in the OS update, so here’s a complete rundown of new features.
The latest in DAW news: PreSonus’ Studio One has added a bunch of features, including improved collaboration and video scoring and some fun new devices. Here’s what’s new and what folks are saying.