Recording

Positive Grid announces BIAS Desktop amp modeling software

Positive Grid, known for creating BIAS for iOS devices, has announced that they will be releasing BIAS Desktop for Mac and PC computers. The software will include Amp Matching, BIAS Expansion Packs and the ToneCloud sharing platform. Amp Matching essentially allows users to replicate any amp tone from their computer by inputting signal from a recorded amp, after which BIAS desktop will replicate t...[Read More]

Dozens of companies team up to introduce the Advance Music Production Suite

A number of very well known companies have teamed up to release a compilation of virtual instruments, effects, samples, and tutorials in what they’re calling the Advance Music Production Suite. The suite apparently includes over $5,000 worth of software on a 500GB hard drive, as well as $1,000 in hardware discounts. Over 70 instruments, effects, and so on are included, from companies such as...[Read More]

Arturia BeatStep [Review]

Over the years, Arturia has established itself as a leading company in the software and hardware instrument worlds, and the company recently unveiled its BeatStep MIDI controller/sequencer combo, and we had the opportunity to take a look at it. The BeatStep comes with a USB plug, MIDI, CV and Gate outputs, and it can be used standalone or with a computer and iPad. One of the great things about the...[Read More]

SPL DrumXchanger [Review]

SPL DrumXchanger is drum sound replacer, but delivers a lot more than just basic sample replacement – with plenty of intuitive control within, it’s simple to gain total control over precise designing and blending of drum tones. Easy to understand controls make replacement a breeze and give great control over dynamics and allow samples to feel like a real part of a performance. DrumXcha...[Read More]

IK Multimedia ships iRig Voice

IK Multimedia has released the new iRig Voice, a vocal system designed to work with both iOS devices and Android devices. According to IK Multimedia, iRig Voice is aimed at creating a quality voice recording coupled with portability. It is also the perfect companion to many popular singing apps such as EZ Voice and AutoRap. The new iRig Voice comes in 5 different colors to match the new iPhone 5C,...[Read More]

Dave Smith Instruments announces Pro 2 synthesizer

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]

IK Multimedia announces SampleTank 3

On Friday IK Multimedia announced the third version of their popular SampleTank software, SampleTank 3, boasting a number of new features and updated sample libraries. SampleTank 3 will feature 33GB of sounds, 4,000 instruments in 21 instrument categories, and 2,500 percussion and full construction-it loops. The software has a redesigned interface with 3 different environments: Play, Mix and Edit,...[Read More]

Moog releases limited edition MF-104M Super Delay Moogerfooger

Moog has issued a limited release of their MF-104M Super Delay Moogerfooger stompbox, with only 560 available worldwide. The Super Delay features 1.2 seconds of analog delay time. Not only that, but an Emphasis/De-Emphasis circuit has been added to the pedal for reduced noise. The delay also features the delay-loop level matching from their 500 series analog delay. The MF-104M Super Delay features...[Read More]

Eventide offering UltraChannel channel strip for free

Eventide recently announced that they were offering their UltraChannel channel strip plugin for free. The plugin is 64-bit, and comes in AU, VST and AAX64. The company is giving away the plugin for free until July 8, after which it will cost $249. The plugin features two stages of compression, gating, and a five band parametric EQ. One of the compressors is EVentides O-Presser, which is more suite...[Read More]

Rob Papen Blue II synthesizer [Review]

Rob Papen has fast become a leader in virtual synthesizers, and one of their more recent synthesizers is the Blue II “cross-fusion” synthesizer, released earlier this year. The original Blue synthesizer was released in 2005 with much success, but will the second version live up to the firsts name? Once the plugin is installed and first opened, users will notice the modern looking user ...[Read More]

Moog releases the Werkstatt-Ø1 DIY analog synth

Moog has released a DIY analog synth kit called the Werkstatt-Ø1. Originally the kit was supposed to be a Moogfest 2014 exclusive, but Moog seems to have changed that and is now offering it to the public, in limited numbers. The kit is available in extremely limited numbers through a select number of U.S. dealers only. The kit was designed as an educational tool, is said to be extremely easy to bu...[Read More]

Arturia VOX Continental-V [Review]

Arturia are becoming a huge name in the software instrument world, releasing some incredible products over the years. Recently, they announced the availability of their new VOX Continental-V organ simulator, and today we have a review of the new software. The plugin emulates the VOX Continental 300. The first thing to notice when opening up the software is the user interface, which is really very ...[Read More]