Thunderbolt 3 for everyone! Intel finally pulls their finger out.

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Thunderbolt on Windows has been a bit of a disaster but Intel is determined to do something about it and let PC users experience the joys of connectivity that Apple users take for granted. Thunderbolt 3 – Royalty free And so Intel has announced that chip makers and manufacturers can now incorporate Thunderbolt technology royalty […]

Intel Core i3 shortage may drive up prices on budget music production laptops

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We don’t intend on scaremongering, but the facts are there and they have to be brought up. Citing a recent forecast, DigiTimes reports an impending shortage of Intel processors in the second quarter of 2019. Apparently, Intel’s production capacity is unable to meet demand, on the 14nm node in particular. Due to increased demand for […]

NAMM 2019: Dreadbox Hypnosis Time Effects Processor blows our mind

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The fabulously styled Hypnosis from Dreadbox is an eighties-tastic time-based desktop effects processor in pink and green neon. Need I say more? Hypnosis It’s telling me that this is definitely the most awesome desktop effects processor anyone has ever seen. Well, at least it looks pretty groovy. It’s a time-based effects processor featuring a Chorus/Flanger, […]

NAMM 2019: Verbos Electronics debut Mini Horse and Control Voltage Processor

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What the heck is a Mini Horse? Well apparently it’s a rather nifty touch activated voltage controller and combined with the Control Voltage Processor Verbos are bring a lot of CV to your Eurorack. Mini Horse It’s a strange name but it’s a very intuitive device. It’s a 42HP 12 keyed voltage controller. Each key […]

AES 2018: TC Electronic TC8210-DT & TC1210-DT bite-sized hardware/software combos

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Hardware and software combinations provide the pleasant experience of tactile control over the unlimited possibilities offered in the digital realm. Thus, at AES 2018, TC Electronic announced a pair of hardware-software-combined recreations of vintage gear, for which the manufacturer has had a particular penchant as of late. These are the TC8210-DT reverb and TC1210-DT spatial […]

New SSL Fusion hardware processor: SSL’s first new EQ circuit for over 25 years

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Renowned Studio sound company Solid State Logic (SSL) has announced Fusion – an all-analogue 2U outboard processor. Designed with the modern hybrid analogue/digital studio in mind, Fusion contains five “completely new” analogue colouration tools to dial in, as SSL says, the “perfect combination of (…) tonal character, weight and space” to your tracks. All of […]

Audiophile Circuits League takes over Sinfonion complex harmonic CV processor

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This is the fascinating collaboration between Mathias Kettner and Instruo that combines a number of Harmonaigs and other technology into a complex, harmonic processing, sequencing and modulating uber-module. But Glasgow based Instruo has pulled out of the Sinfonion project. Fortunately Audiophile Circuits League, in Berlin, has stepped in to ensure this remarkable module sees the light […]

Intel 8-core Coffee Lake CPU surfaces primed for a fall 2018 release

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There are persistent rumors that Intel is going to release an 8-core, 16-thread mainstream Coffee Lake processor in the fall. While the chipmaker made no such announcement at Taiwan’s Computex expo, the processor is definitely in existence. It has made an appearance in the SiSoft Sandra database, disguised as an engineering sample clocked to a […]

Softube announces its “best de-esser ever”, the Weiss Deess plug-in

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Softube has announced the third addition to its Weiss line-up of hardware emulations — the Weiss Deess. This is a de-esser which combines algorithms ported from Weiss’ DS1-MK3 digital hardware de-esser with a modern interface. Weiss Deess features two fully independent bands, various filter shapes, and detailed band-width control. A big color display visualizes FFT […]

First listen to U-He CVilization prototype Eurorack module

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U-He recently announced how they were bringing their first piece of hardware to Superbooth 2018. It’s a Eurorack module but that was about all the information we had. Now we have a video of the very colourful prototype in action along with a name – CVilization. CVilization The description of the video acts as if […]