Behringer teases a LinnDrum clone in a video recreating Michael Jackson’s Thriller

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Patrick from Behringer put together a cool little video recreating the music from Michael Jackson’s Thriller using only Behringer gear. While talking about the drums he drops in a huge hint that Behringer could well be working on a clone of the LinnDrum drum machine that was famously used on the track. You’ll find the […]

Aliens invade Reason with Helium Quad Evolving Synthesizer

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Propellerhead has introduced a new synth Rack Extension from DNA Labs. The Helium Quad Evolving Synthesizer fuses synthesized waveforms with real instrument waveforms to crossbreed hybrid alien/human sounds controlled by a very dark interface. Helium Quad Evolving Synthesizer Behind the darkness is 4.48GB of sample content containing 2000 waveforms that can be loaded into any […]

Best free plug-ins this week: Time Tracker, GT Analyser, and ambient drums

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It’s time for this week’s selection of the finest free plug-ins! This edition is all about handy tools that can make your life as a musician a bit easier. We’ve also included some nice free drum samples. Be sure to check out Time Tracker, GT Analyser, and Ambient Electronic Drum Machine Sounds. Digital Steam Time […]

ORBIS: The World Synthesizer from Spitfire and David Fanshawe

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Every now and then a new product gives you chills. I felt the hairs go up on the back of my neck watching the 1-minute trailer for ORBIS. It’s the latest instrument from sampling supremos Spitfire delving into the extraordinary archive recordings of global sonic explorer David Fanshawe. ORBIS: The World Synthesizer For over 4 […]

Synthelium: cool blue looks and classic synth sounds wrapped into a virtual instrument

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Inspired by the synthesizers of the 70s and 80s Synthelium brings together a solid collection of sounds in an easy to use and deeply blue interface. Synthelium This is decent simple stuff that doesn’t try to overwhelm you with a gazillion presets or an interface bristling with controls. The heart is a sample set of […]

IK Multimedia UNO Drum hybrid drum machine is ready to play

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We saw this powerful little beat making box at Superbooth and now you can have one of your own. The UNO Drum is cute, portable, easy going and available right now. UNO Drum IK Multimedia have aced it with this one. Most of the attention around drum machines focuses on the will-it-ever-arrive RD-808 and the […]

Monoment Bass: modern low end noise, dirt and magic with a knob for aging

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There’s been a bit of a sprinkle of bass focused software and hardware lately. The latest is the Monoment Bass virtual instrument from Softube and is dedicated to producing huge, solid bass tones with complex organic overtones, washed with dedicated effects and production ready for modern bass usage. Monoment Bass The sound source is all […]

Free VST instruments and samples collection available from Audio Animals

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British company Audio Animals has stepped in with an impressive collection of freebies that’s certainly worth checking out! Available in VST, WAV, and Kontakt sampler formats, the instruments seem well-crafted and musically varied. Among them, you will find stuff such as: – A bongo instrument covering 8 hand styles across 384 hits – Three emulations […]

Superbooth 2019: IK Multimedia reveals UNO Drum hybrid drum machine

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Aha, I was sure the teased new product from IK Multimedia was going to be a more advanced form of synthesizer – a mother to the UNO if you will. But no, they have transformed the UNO into a drum machine and that actually makes a lot more sense. UNO Drum it is then. UNO […]

Superbooth 2019: QD – Quad Drum Voice is a feast of a digital drum module

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Vladimir Pantelic dazzled us with the QD – Quad Drum Voice at last years Superbooth. But now the QD is refined and ready to go and packs a lot of stuff into this colourful and engaging Eurorack module. QD – Quad Drum Voice In essense, the QD is a 4-voice digital drum module in 22hp […]