SampleRobot 6: fully automated recording and sample instrument building

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Skylife has released a new version of their SampleRobot sampler software. It’s been redesigned inside and out to offer fully automated sampling and instrument building in a modular interface and now support for native MacOS. SampleRobot 6 SampleRobot sucks in sounds and spits out sample library. Connect your computer to the MIDI input of your […]

Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2.5 Hardware Synth Integration finally arrives

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It was the talk of NAMM back in January. Spectrasonics had somehow evolved their massive Omnisphere atmospheric virtual instrument to be able to integrate with over 30 well-known hardware synthesizers. That update to version 2.5 is finally here and free to all users of Omnisphere 2. Omnisphere 2.5 The idea is along the lines of […]

Native Instruments TRK-01: when a good kick and bass is all you need

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  TRK-01 is a new and very focused instrument for Reaktor from Native Instruments. It has two things going on, kick drums and bass lines – but let’s face it, that’s all we really need. TRK-01 Well, ok, you often need a lot more but then TRK-01 does actually give you a lot more. But […]

Tone Lab: a stackable modular synthesis system for easy music making

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Apparently, all this music making business with synths, DAWs and whatnot is really hard. It can certainly be a bit challenging. Well, never fear because designer Colin Hearon has had a notion about how to make the whole experience both simple and beautiful. Meet Tone Lab, a synthesizer for “youth and adults alike” that focuses […]