The waiting is over – announced already back in November 2020 Live 11 is finally here. Perhaps a small gift for those who also saw this week’s top headliner that Daft Punk has called it quits after 28 years. So, what is new in Live 11? In short: Flexible comping tools; Support for expressive performance […]
The Behringer Neutron has been out for a couple of years, but we believe it deserves a bit of extra attention. Within the space of modular synthesizers the Neutron is probably the closest you can get to a full fledged Eurorack without paying way beyond your budget. The Neutron encompasses the true spirit of modulars […]
Cherry Audio has introduced Polymode Synthesizer, a new software synth, inspired by the Moog Polymoog synthesizer. What we like in particular is that Polymode is unique in that it’s not just a straight off remake but a reimagining of sorts – made to sound like the Moog but with contemporary features and better navigation. Here’s what they have to […]
Good things always come in pairs, but KORG is treating us with three in time for NAMM. KORG has announced some new synthesizers at NAMM’s Believe in Music week, delivering modern nods to past innovations with first looks at the ARP 2600 M, miniKORG 700FS and modwave. ARP 2600 M The new ARP 2600 M is a […]
It’s starting to become somewhat of a tradition to both guess and discover what new gear (sorry vintage) that Arturia has decided to spice up its V Collection line with this year. Alla in all we get four new machines based on classics and potentially the most interesting one being the spiced up vocoder. The […]
Major updates include comping, MPE support, a heavy emphasis on randomization, and new tools Ableton has announced the next evolution of its Live software, Live 11. This comes as a bit unexpected because of the gap between previous versions and the rather short one between 10 and 11. In any case, Live 11 introduces some […]
Arturia has introduced the PolyBrute, a 6-voice analog synthesizer with (as they claim) unprecedented expressivity and sound morphing capabilities. Arturia seems to be determined to use every possible variation to its Brute line up. At some point one could imagine the MatrixBrute to be their crescendo, but the company appears to be determined to give more […]
Times are starting off nicely in September. Chaos may not suit all but if you are on the hunt for a monosynth featuring chaotic schematics you’re in the right place today. The chaotic monosynth offers something truly new, using a brand-new oscillator technique to create previously unheard sounds from biting basses, to searing leads and […]
This got to be one of the coolest things coming your way in the DJ space. Virtual DJ has just announced their latest edition of Virtual DJ and it comes with real-time stem separation. So incase your playing and want to get rid of the vocals ina track – Virtual DJ will do just that. […]
Here at Stereoklang we’ve had the Roland TR-8S since day one of its release and so far it has become the goto-product when it comes to beat generation. And for those lucky enough to have one Roland, in sweet timing relative to the official 808-day, released a new firmware update. TEGEL on the Stereoklang label […]
The Cubasis 3 mobile DAW is now available on Android, meaning the platform’s selection of digital audio workstations is starting to catch up a bit with iOS. The app brings a multitude of audio recording and editing tools to the fingertips of Android and iOS users alike, including the ability to combine multiple tracks, the Cubasis mixer […]
Aa many of us are staying home due to ‘you know what’, why not make something useful out of it – like making music. And it appears that many leading music production suppliers think the same. Earlier this week both Korg and Moog enabled free download of two popular iOS apps, now it is time […]
A tribe on Facebook called Electronically Yours set out with a challenge to its team members – create a glitch track in one hour. Those who undertook the challenge had to make the song, mix and master within the timeframe and then send it to the gamemaster, who in this case happens to be one […]
If you don’t think you are able to find what you are looking for with the music retailers, then it is perhaps time to think about building your own. DIY allows you to craft according to your specs and Electrosmith are hear to help you accomplish just that. Audio electronics company Electrosmith has launched a Kickstarter for […]
Time again for the big event and we can be sure that exciting news will pour in as NAMM opens its doors to the world of music production. KORG is one of the first ones out. They have unveiled their newest synthesizer, the Wavestate, a completely reimagined version of their legendary ’90s Wavestation. Using the […]
We have all seen numerous quirky instruments over the years and now it’s time for yet another experimental gadget for music creation. Artiphon originally made a splash with the Instrument 1, a futuristic-looking MIDI controller that raised well over $1,000,000 on Kickstarter. It took a lot of inspiration from the guitar but incorporated support for MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE). Orba […]
The year of the synth is coming to an end and as can be expected it has been an exciting one. Euroracks continues to go strong but the traditional machines have also gotten their place in the limelight. Reverb magazine has published an overview of the top sellers in 2019, both in terms of cash […]
We have reported before on field recordings and the growing popularity of using these recordings in music productions. Now we may see an ever growing library of natural sounds as Australia pulls off an ambitious project. The A2O will transform environmental science and assessment in Australia, and foster cross-disciplinary research between ecologists, biologists and computer […]
The short video below, created by Erik Righetti & Device, animates a portion of synthesist and sound designer Richard Devine‘s speech at Sónar 2019. For those who don’t know about Richard he’s an Electronic Artist and Sound Designer specializing in Musical composition, sonic mnemonics, field recording, sound effects, and sound design specific for TV, Film, web media, virtual […]
Are you stuck in your chase for alternative rhythms and beats? Does your loop library bore you to death, then perhaps Accusonus new AI powered tool that promises to let you do more with your grooves. Accusonus, known for the nice beat separation tool Regroover, has today expanded its beats oriented portfolio with a plugin. […]
After putting a lot of effort into strengthening its hardware portfolio with the launches of the MC-707 and MC-101 grooveboxes, new Fantom workstation keyboards, Jupiter-X synthand JU-06A synth, Roland is now stepping back into the software realm with the launch of Zenbeats, a cross-platform production app that promises to “make music creation easy” Zenbeats is built on Stagelight, the music-making […]
For the past few years filed recordings has been the name of the game, but to be honest this is merely the tip of an iceberg. Apart from field recording we also have those Buchla wizards who deliver astonishing sound creations. However, what we are up for today is going back to the roots of […]
Reason Studios, formerly Propellerheads, are teasing the new version of their flagship product. The speculations online has been ongoing on for quite a while on what the team in Stockholm should come up with next. And as always the reactions on the new release divides the market into two camps: Those who enjoy the closed […]
We’ve been reporting on the evolution of AI in music production before, both Google and Facebook have done a lot in this field, now the time has come for Sony to enter the arena. Sony is the latest company to dip its toes into AI-powered music. The company revealed this week that its researchers have created a […]