Category: Gear

Kymatica Intros AUFX:Space Reverb For AudioBus

Kymatica has introduced AUFX:Space – a real-time reverb audio effect for AudioBus. Features: High quality 32-bit DSP engine. A multitude of parameters to tweak to get a wide range of sounds. Process hardware input/output Process other apps through Audiobus (input/filter/output slots supported). Ready for the future inter-app audio standard. Save and load user presets. Comes with…

Pensado’s Place Web Series and Vintage King Audio Launch Gear Expo 2013 in L.A.

Approximately 1,000 attendees from 14 countries gathered on a hot and humid Saturday (July 20) in Los Angeles for the inaugural Gear Expo 2013. Presented by online music production series “Pensado’s Place” and Vintage King Audio and staged at the latter’s Sunset Boulevard facility, the daylong expo (10am-4pm) treated attendees to interviews featuring leading producers,…

Mutable Instruments – Braids Heavy Modulation Wavetable Overview

This overview is an exploration into the versatility of the Braids’ wavetable synthesis using heavy modulation. The Timbre, Color, FM, Trigger inputs are being fed intense modulation. If you want to hear specific waveforms, they are all timestamped on Youtube in About/Show More. All the waveforms are timestamped on the YouTube page. The basic waveforms…

New Music Gear Monday: Apple Logic Pro X

Apple very quietly released the latest version of Logic last week, called Logic Pro X, to pretty widespread acclaim. There’s a lot to like in this new version, including a new streamlined look, a new collection of virtual instruments (including the incredible virtual Drummer, with sounds from Bob Clearmountain), built-in pitch correction and remote control from…

Sony Intros Sound Forge Pro 11 & SpectraLayers 2

Sony Creative Software has released Sound Forge Pro 11, the latest version of its audio editor for Windows, and SpectraLayers Pro 2 for Mac & WIndows. Sound Forge Pro 11 introduces more efficient recording and processing workflows and new signal and effects processing plug-ins. SpectraLayers Pro 2 now has a faster processing engine and a host of new tools, methodologies…

Review: TC Electronic Spark Mini – Clean Boost

Rob gives us a look at the brand new mini pedal from TC Electronic and finds it to be rather useful. [SonicState]

Review: Korg Wavedrum Global

In 2009 we had a look at the then soon-to-be-released Korg Wavedrum X – in 2011 the Wavedrum Oriental model was released, with a few extra voices and programs. Fast forward to 2013 and Korg has released the Wavedrum Global, with… you guessed it… a few extra voices, etc. [Sonic State]

Artiphon Instrument One at Summer NAMM 2013

A unique new controller for instruments hosted on an iPhone, which the Artipon also holds. [Keyboard Mag]

XotoPad MIDI Controller For Windows Touchscreens has released XotoPad, a software that turns Windows computers into MIDI touch controllers. XotoPad is designed to work best with Windows 8 and a touchscreen computer. The application offers four banks, each with many pads. Each pad, in turn, can either trigger MIDI notes or chords, or work as an X/Y controller for MIDI…

Jay-Z Visits The Moog Factory

Saturday Synth Porn: The latest episode of Jay-Z’s The Blueprint takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Moog Music factory. Along the way, Moog employees demonstrate how a Minimoog Voyager XL is built and share a little of the philosophy behind what they do. [Synthtopia]