Etsy buys Reverb for $275 million, CEO David Kalt to step down

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Reverb.com, the online site for buying and selling guitars, music equipment and more has been sold to Etsy for a reported $275 million. In a thoughtful message to customers, founder David Kalt announced that he’s going to stand down as CEO. Etsy acquires Reverb for $275 million Reverb is a bit like the eBay for […]

Synthmata: free Volca Drum patch editor and kit sharing system

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Synth YouTuber and musician Oscillatorsink has released an online editor for the Korg Volca Drum digital percussion machine. It reveals all the parameters of this little box and is completely free. Synthmata It’s a slightly non-descript name for something so specific but what we have here is the guts of the Korg Volca Drum laid […]

Ableton presents “Learning Synths” browser based synth teaching tool

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Ableton has decided it’s time for us to learn all about synthesis in a delightfully simple and colourful way. Learning Synths is a browser based interactive sound generating tool that takes you through all of the synth basics – and it’s brilliant. Learning Synths It takes all the basic concepts and breaks them down into […]

Tinami MD-1 is a custom MIDI controller built to your design

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We first came across Tinami in the summer of 2017. Seemed like a neat idea – from an online template 4 x 4 grid of MIDI control possibility you can populate it with the knobs, buttons and sliders of your choice. Hit the order button and Tinami will make you your very own customised MD-1 […]

RolandCloud 5.5 brings AAX support for Pro Tools

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At last Pro Tools users can enjoy the world of virtual Roland sounds inside their favourite DAW. RolandCloud 5.5 includes support for the Avid AAX plug-in format. RolandCloud 5.5 That took a while but previously Roland’s online collection of instruments, synthesizers and plug-ins has only been available on VST and AU platforms. This update to […]