World Club Dome Las Vegas will be Germany’s largest car drive-in music festival

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BigCityBeats’ Las Vegas Edition of World Club Dome was originally taking place in the Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt. As you probably guessed, it was cancelled due to COVID-19. Still, it looks like it’ll take more than that to stop BigCityBeats hosting its party. World Club Dome Las Vegas will go on by combining VR experiences with […]

Eventide releases Rotary Mod desktop plug-in for Leslie Cab swirls

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After announcing Rotary Mod for iOS at last year’s AES, Eventide Audio has now made a desktop version of the Leslie Cabinet software emulation. The Leslie’s electro-mechanical rotating horn found a home in Hammond organs but became a unique tool for a range of other instruments since its release in the 1940s. Eventide’s Rotary Mod […]

Learn which of Ableton Live 10’s distortion types is best for you

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Ever wondered which of Ableton Live‘s Audio Effects is best for adding distortion, grit and presence? Thanks to a variety of different distortion effects, Live can be used to sculpt all sorts of instruments. Saturator, Dynamic Tube, Amp, Cabinet Overdrive, Pedal, Glue Compressor, Auto Filter, Redux and Vinyl Distortion all get the tutorial treatment from […]

Tracklib gets a major overhaul and 1,000s of new songs to sample

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Stockholm-based sample service, Tracklib, is a one-of-a-kind service that lets you instantly find and legally clear samples. A complete overhauled user interface and an upgraded pricing model offers improved functionality and loads more music to sample. If you’re tempted by the service, Tracklib is now offering a free trial period that allows users to download […]

Arturia releases OB-Xa V – an OB-Xa with a modern twist

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French manufacturer Arturia launches a new software instrument based on the legendary Oberheim OB-Xa. The recreation comes with some extra features to get a little more experimental with its sounds. Arturia kept the OB-Xa V’s sound true to the original, but has included a stereo spread feature for a wide and precise stereo image, plus […]

SendMusic is a free one-stop platform for music project file transfers

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UK-based tech startup, SendMusic, has launched its all-in-one music file transfer platform for iOS, built with collaborative tools for seamless sharing. Users can send files up to 3GB for free, playback tracks before downloading and offer realtime feedback on them. The desktop version has been praised by Mistajam, who says: “What I would love is […]

FabFilter Saturn 2 lets you get precise and powerful with your distortion

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Eight years ago, the first version of Saturn was released – an award-winning multiband distortion and saturation plug-in. FabFilter has brought it up to scratch with Saturn 2, immediately available and sporting a sleek new design, almost double the number of distortion types and virtually limitless modulation possibilities. Also new is linear phase processing, enhanced […]

Native Instruments’ Pharlight creates complex textures with the human voice

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Following the success of Straylight, Native Instruments returns with Pharlight, a Kontakt instrument for all types of creators. Pharlight uses the human voice to create “unconventional melodic leads, pads, textures, and more”, the brand says. Running in Kontakt 6 and the free Kontakt 6 Player, Phralight is built around a specially-recorded sample library. Created by […]