Effects maker Baby Audio debuted their first synth plug-in this week. It’s modeled on Yamaha’s CS01, the analog monosynth that came before better-known rival Roland SH-101. And packed with cute extras and effects, it’s simply irresistible.
Roland updates Jupiter, Juno plug-ins – and finally fixes their preset UI; here’s a tour
Roland updated their Roland Cloud software recreations of the JUPITER-8, JUPITER-4, and JUNO-106. That includes new UIs, and finally a usable preset manager. Here’s a look, including one terrific sound feature.
Arturia FX the latest to get the Elisabeth Homeland Ableton Live wrapper treatment, and whoa
Elisabeth Homeland’s wrappers let you use popular effects plug-ins as if they were native Ableton Live device UIs – saving you from opening floating windows. The latest collection is the most ambitious yet, with the skeuomorphic Arturia effect interfaces.
Go watch this mind-bending video with SØS Gunver Ryberg and DEFASTEN
Intertwined threads of color and timbre become a flowing, organic visual trip – like flowing through endorphin-flooded neurons. Visualist Defasten has teamed up with Danish composer SØS Gunver Ryberg in a perfect illustration of the glowing optimism of her new album, SPINE. Patrick Defasten and Gunver Ryberg talk about the project as they premiere it […]
Serge GTO multi-function module, now shipping, brings a rare legacy to Eurorack
It’s the other West Coast – but one that until recently got far less play in the broader modular world. Now, the folks at Random*Source are shipping years of work (including the involvement of creator Serge Tcherepnin himself) in a Eurorack module. It’s called the GTO, and behind a simple panel lurks a wild amount of possibilities. Real Serge in Euro. GTFO.
Sinevibes DENSE for KORG is here: four lush drifting oscillators
It reads like a “vintage” drifting oscillator, but it’s way more than that. KORG prologue, minilogue xd, and even the stupidly-affordable NTS-1 get a deep, lush 4-oscillator virtual analog gift in the form of Sinevibes’ new Dense.
Ableton gives away 90 Max for Live Devices and a complete tutorial with sets; plus RNBO vs M4L
You’ve seen various Max Devices for Ableton Live; ever wanted to try building your own? Ableton has just released a complete step-by-step tutorial with examples. And there are some 90 free Devices in there to play with and start to tweak, too.
A free frequency shifter – delay with a cow for Max for Live, and other shifter-delays
Teenage Engineering and Magnus Lindstrom created the innovation of using a cow to illustrate a frequency-shifting delay. Now you can get that free in Ableton Live if you don’t own an OP-1 – and now is a good time to mention all the shifter-delay action around in general. First, there’s Johny Maandag’s own CWO clone. […]
MycroG’s tiny 3D printed versions of keyboards and organs, stunningly realistic
Ever wished you had a tiny version of your favorite keyboard / organ so accurate that it would look at home next to the full-sized version of your favorite keyboard / organ? Well, apparently someone had that thought.
Soundtoys SuperPlate promises a full library of electromechanical plate reverbs in a plug-in
Now we’ve seen a first glimpse of what’s next from Soundtoys: massively expanding their reverb modeling to cover some nine massive electromechanical plate reverb units. SuperPlate is the long-hinted-at follow-up to the company’s terrific Little Plate.