18 Jul · Arturia is getting ready to release the DrumBrute's little brother - DrumBrute Impact is compact, has fewer sounds but picks up an FM drum track, Brute distortion and a very tasty sub-300 Euro price tag.
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16 Jul · When your vocalist is too drunk, late or too self-important to show up, try loading Vocaloid 5 and have a refreshingly hassle-free vocal session in multiple styles, voices and in your own words.
16 Jul · The 12 x 16 red LED button matrix is the centrepiece of this chunky hardware MIDI sequencer. 12 tracks of either mono, poly or percussion sequencing with plenty of room for performance and pattern triggering.
16 Jul · True Iron is supposed to emulate a pair of vintage line transformers - the UTC 108 X (USA) and the Malotki 4001B (Euro) - known for their use in many pieces of analog outboard hardware.
16 Jul · Free yourself from the constraints of the studio and be released from the self-imposed feedback loop of perfectionism. Join us on the journey of ENDLESSS as Tim Exile shows us the way.
16 Jul · It's been a bumper year for semi-modular synthesizers. Completely capable of being awesome in their own right but with a willingness to get patched into something greater. Here's our pick of the best.
15 Jul · Zoom unveiled the big dog in its LiveTrak series of digital mixing and recording consoles - the L-20. The L-12's bigger relative has 22 audio recording tracks, 20 digital effects, all that at an affordable ...
14 Jul · With dials that go all the way to 11 these three new guitar amp simulation plugins will keep you busy for a while and best of all they are all completely free!
13 Jul · Voltage Modular from Cherry Audio is a virtual Eurorack style environment for MacOS and Windows. It's in Beta and we got an early look at what's shaping up to be a very interesting software modular experience.
12 Jul · Apple has announced upgrades to the top-tier MacBook Pros of interest to music professionals needing more power and storage. But it hasn't addressed the butterfly keyboard's fragility.
12 Jul · Propellerhead has ported their Dr. Octo Rex loop player over to the Korg Gadget eco-system. It takes all its looping and slicing as well as the synthesis and sound crafting functionality. That's one cool ...
12 Jul · The new Nectar Elements vocal processing plug-in is aimed at both novices and experienced engineers, with comprising compression, de-essing, tonal and subtractive EQ, pitch correction and reverb.
11 Jul · Surface Go is your iPad-sized entry to the Microsoft Surface range at an interesting price that can run desktop music software. It comes with a keyboard and pen but does it have enough power?
11 Jul · Fender's latest Parallel Universe guitar, the Troublemaker Telecaster takes a huge leaf out of the Gibson Les Paul book. Will this new Limited Edition guitar cause any trouble in 2018?
11 Jul · PreSonus has redesigned its FaderPort DAW controller with a jogwheel and more mission-critical controls. It's a sleek and streamlined device for sure, but can it compete with the Behringer X-Touch One?
11 Jul · The TonePrint has since been removed and TC Electronic has officially apologised for its poor judgement in using sexist "humour" to promote its products. Avoidable in 2018, surely?