Best free plug-ins this week: Three awesome free synths for your DAW

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This weeks selection of free plug-ins is all about synths: A semi-modular vintage synth and pattern sequencer, a drum synth and an awesome Roland Jupiter emulation for NI Reaktor. Check out Trans Computer Machine, Bong, and JP-80. Ceskato Musiktechnologie Trans Computer Maschine If we’re talking free plug-ins, this beautifully crafted emulation of the ARP 2600 […]

FR3TZ° – brings Euclidean beats to string harmonics in a Reaktor instrument

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FR3TZ is a new Reaktor instrument from Blinksonic. I’m guessing that you’d pronounce it like “frets”? The idea being that it is using a load of sampled guitar string harmonics as the basis of an interesting Euclidean rhythm based instrument. FR3TZ It’s a fascinating looking interface. You have 3 strings being triggered by a Euclidean […]

Native Instruments debuts Komplete 12 and new Collectors Edition

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We’ve known it was coming for a while since a leak on their own forum appeared to give the game away. But that doesn’t make the actual arrival any less thrilling. Native Instruments mega bundle of products has just got the upgrade we’ve been waiting for. Komplete 12, let’s get into it. Komplete 12 Ultimate […]

NI Komplete 12 to bring Massive X, Kontakt 6, more effects and Maschine expansions?

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If the Komplete 11 release left you a little disappointed with its lack of major product updates, the next version of Native Instruments’ all-in product package could have what it takes to redeem itself. How does Massive X and Kontakt 6 sound? They sound real, apparently, for the alleged list of new products which ship […]

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 […]

Cloudlab 200t Buchla based modular instrument for Reaktor reaches version 2

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A year after Trevor Gavilan first dazzled us with his stunning Cloudlab 200t Buchla emulation he’s now released version 2. It’s still free and one of the best ways to start experimenting with the Buchla method of synthesis. Cloudlab 200t V2 The instrument is based upon the Buchla 200 and 200e and programmed directly within Native […]