Akai teases iMPC Pro iPad app

Akai began teasing their upcoming iMPC Pro iPad app a couple of weeks ago with an image of the app and the caption “…and in this corner, iMPC Pro. 64 tracks of heavyweight music production for the iPad. Coming mid-Spring.” Well Akai has once again released a teaser, this time in the form of a few videos. The first video explains the mixer, which can be watched below while the second of...[Read More]

Arturia announces Spark 2, for premiere beat creators

Arturia has announced the second version of their Spark software, Spark 2. The software promises to expand on the original Spark, and offers a number of great features. Some of the features of the new beat creation software include TAE virtual analog, sampling and physical modeling sound engines, a full mixer with studio effects, and an impressive library of sounds that covers all genres, with ove...[Read More]

TC Electronic announces 3 new loudness meter plugins

Today TC Electronic announced 3 new loudness meter plugins – the LM1n, LM2n and the LM6n. According to TC Electronic, the LM2n and the LM6n offer a wealth of new features, including their “radar view” (pictured above). The LM2n and LM6n will replace the old LM2 and LM6 plugins. The plugins support all major plugin formats, including AAX, RTAS, VST, and so on. The LM2n and the LM6...[Read More]

Moog announces the Emerson Modular System

Moog recently announced one of their biggest undertakings to date – the Emerson Modular System. People have come to appreciate the flexibility that Moog‘s modular systems offer, and this new system is a true testament to that. The Emerson Modular System has been in the works for about 3 years now. 3 years ago Moog set out to recreate the highly complex instrument, and used original doc...[Read More]

Arturia releases Beatstep pad controller

Today Arturia released their new Beatstep pad controller, an affordable MIDI pad controller that offers portability and functionality. The device only costs $129, which is really not bad at all for something like this. The Beatstep has two different modes, the MIDI controller mode, and the Step Sequencer mode. It includes 16 velocity and pressure sensitive pads, 16 encoders, and even iPad compatib...[Read More]

Antares announces Auto-Tune EFX 3

Yesterday Antares announced the new Auto-Tune EFX 3, which is powered by the same technology as their flagship, Auto-Tune 7. Auto-Tune EFX 3 is designed to be a quick and easy solution to pitch correction, but it does strip away many of the more complex features that can be found in Auto-Tune 7. Auto-Tune EFX 3 has a variable retune speed and Humanize controls, which provide “a new level of ...[Read More]

Elektron Analog Rytm shipping starting today

The Elektron Analog Rytm was unveiled a couple of months ago and many people have been excited about its release since then. According to the company, if you want to buy the machine you’ll have to act quick because the first run has a limited number. The Analog Rytm is a “one stop solution beat machine”. It includes 8 drum voices, 12 velocity sensitive pads, an analog master comp...[Read More]

Vengeance Sound releases Tape Stop plugin

Vengeance Sound is out for vengeance once again with its new “Tape Stop” plug-in, which came out recently. And it is already your best friend when it comes to pitch effects. Not only that, but they’ve also included a built-in sequencer, volume and filter envelopes. The software includes room for 80 presets, and it gives any producer the capability to control actual parameters of ...[Read More]

FabFilter Pro-MB multi-band compressor [Review]

A couple days ago we introduced you to the FabFilter Timeless 2, a beautifully well designed delay plugin. Now it’s the Pro-MB’s turn. As one of FabFilters more recent plugins, I was very excited to test drive the new Pro-MB (ok, so it was released a few months ago…). I’d been on the hunt for another multi-band compressor to add to my plugin list, and I’d also read a ...[Read More]

Puremagnetik and Ableton release effects pack with over 200 racks

Today Ableton released a new effects pack in collaboration with Puremagnetik. The pack includes over 200 racks, including channel strips, DJ and live effects, modulators, filters, and so on. According to Ableton, the creators of the effects pack aimed to explore a wide range of sound manipulation possibilities. Source: Ableton

FabFilter Timeless 2 delay [Review]

The FabFilter Timeless 2 delay was originally released in 2009, and has gotten rave reviews ever since. I thought it only fitting to review it now because of their 10 day celebration sale (April 14-24, 2014) in honor of their 10th anniversary. The sale covers all their plugins and starts at 40% off, so you definitely won’t want to miss this one. We will also be reviewing their Pro-MB multiba...[Read More]

Universal Audio and Chandler Limited introduce GAV19T amp modeler plug-in

Chandler Limited has teamed up with Universal Audio to introduce the GAV19T plugin that is faithful to the physical version, and adds extra tools for any guitarist or engineer looking for a variety of tones within one intuitive plug-in. The Chandler GAV19T is a retro-inspired tube amplifier built out of tones from classic Marshall, Vox, and other English manufacturers. This amp features a unique &...[Read More]