ROLI is trying to revolutionize the music-making industry once again, and has launched ROLI Blocks as as modular way to do it. Are they worth the cash?
IK Multimedia has taken the wraps off of its latest and greatest synthesizer, the Syntronik, The synth features 17 instruments and 38 synthesizers.
Swedish company Nord has taken the wraps off of the Nord Stage 3, a new keyboard that serves as a follow up to the 2015 Nord Stage 2 EX.
Arturia is at it again. The company has announced a few new additions to its KeyLab lineup, called the Arturia KeyLab Essential 49 and KeyLab Essential 61.
Arturia has announced the KeyLab 49 Black Edition, a revised version of its KeyLab 49, with a new coat of paint. Not only does it look great, but it works great too, and comes with a number of virtual instruments to add to your library. Because of the fact that the KeyLab 49 Black Edition is the same as the KeyLab 49, and we’ve already reviewed the KeyLab 49, we decided to take a look at the...[Read More]
Arturia is offering its KeyLab 49 controller with the new BitWig Studio DAW. To celebrate, we took a look at the KeyLab 49, which marks Arturia’s return to keyboard controllers. Design and Hardware The Arturia KeyLab 49 is one of the best looking MIDI controllers on the market, at least in its price range. The classy looking wood-side panels coupled with the clean white look give the control...[Read More]
Arturia announced the MicroBrute SE just last month, offering a limited edition and colorful take on the popular Arturia MicroBrute. We took a look at the MicroBrute SE in celebration of the new release. The MicroBrute SE is well laid out and is not too daunting to look at. All the controls for the device are easy to access, without the users feeling like they don’t have proper control of th...[Read More]
Rob Papen released the Predator synthesizer back in 2007, but with the recent release of the eXplorer-III bundle, we thought this would be a good time to have a better look at the synth. Predator is a three-oscillator synth that comes in VST, AAX and AU, and is a steal at $179. Read on to find out why it’s so great! User Interface As with any plugin, the first thing that will be noticed is t...[Read More]
A couple days ago, Dave Smith Instruments started teasing their next synthesizer. Well, that new synthesizer is here. Introducing the Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2. The Pro 2 features four digital oscillators, innovated largely by Dave Smith himself, plus a sub-oscillator. It also features a new dual mode analog filter with both a ladder and a state variable. There are also a couple touch strips, l...[Read More]
Today Dave Smith teased a new synthesizer on his Facebook page, suggesting that the company will be releasing a new product soon! Two photos have been released, the first with a caption that reads “we’re putting the finishing touches on the new synth!”. This has already sparked speculation about what the upcoming instrument could be like. You can check out the second picture belo...[Read More]