ROLI wants to teach you music with the LUMI lighted keyboard

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After much speculation, ROLI has revealed the LUMI lighted keyboard. ROLI LUMI is an integrated learning system that consists of the keyboard and an interactive app. It’s gorgeous-looking, but is it really the kind of product that ROLI’s fans were hoping for? Apparently yes: The Kickstarter campaign, which ROLI has launched to finance production of […]

Reaktor 6.3 update: Blocks front patching and free Blocks Base modular rig

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Front patching seems like an obvious thing to have on a modular synthesizer environment and Blocks has finally caught up and in one fell swoop made itself much easier to use. And with Blocks Base you can get started for free, and Blocks Primes is for those who want a bit more. Welcome to Reaktor […]

ROLI Studio Player: All ROLI sound engines in one plug-in

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ROLI has made its upcoming Studio Player application and plug-in available as a public beta. The software contains all three of the company’s sound engines, adding a new interface and various production and composition tools. ROLI plans to release Studio Player officially sometime this summer. Meanwhile, owners of a ROLI Seaboard or BLOCKS can download […]

CYPHER2: An analogue-modelled sound design adventure into MPE from Fxpansion

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Fxpansion has released a new virtual synthesizer focused around sound design and MPE based expressive performance. CYPHER2, it says, takes us on “a sound design adventure” and is designed for deep sonic exploration and expressive performances. That sounds exciting! CYPHER2 It sounds huge and looks complicated. So complicated that they’re afraid to put a screenshot […]