Osmose from Expressive E and Haken Audio brings new dimensions of expression

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After a short teaser last week, Expressive E and Haken Audio have teamed up to announce Osmose, an instrument that provides three dimensions of control for every single key. It brings further expression to performances, offering a “new landscape of physical gestures for musicians to interact with sounds and produce music like they never have […]

Arturia’s V Collection 7.1 adds in-app tutorials and undo tools

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Regardless of whether you’re a beginner or seasoned pro, knowing the ins and outs of a new instrument interface isn’t always a straightforward process. That’s why Arturia, in their latest update to their V Collection virtual instrument suite, has added in-app tutorials to guide you through the key features of the instruments. Undo Another new […]

Grain Scanner is Ableton’s newest synth for Live 10

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Ableton has released a brand new synth for Live 10 and Max for Live, Grain Scanner by Amazing Noises. It’s a 10-voice polyphonic granular synth and re-synthesiser with the versatility to create experimental noises, complex textures and massive clouds of ambience. Ableton says “its advanced sound engine turns any sample into a blank slate for […]

Gear Of The Year: Vote for the best software synthesizer of 2019

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Many in-the-box producers ponder over which software synthesizer is really the best one money can buy. There’s certainly been a lot to choose from this year, each with their own edge – so we’ve put it to a vote. Kilohearts Phase Plant Phase Plant from Kilohearts offers wavetable, sampling, noise and virtual-analogue synthesis in one […]

Get more sounds for your MPE Controller with the Expressive E MPE Collection

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Expressive E, known for its well-received Touché MPE controller, have released the MPE Collection, a library of sounds designed for almost all other MPE devices. The new sound library will comprise of three components: Helium, Mercury and Patchwork MPE, with the total number of available sounds reaching 240. Each bank of sounds has an array […]

Sync your patches on multiple machines with Synthmaster One’s new update

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KV331’s Synthmaster One gets an update to v1.3, and introduces a host of new features. The wavetable synth gets a new white skin, new factory presets, scales and envelope types and also includes cross-platform cloud data sync. Synthmaster One v1.3’s 200 new presets have been designed by Brian Transeau, Kurt Ader and Luke Neptune. This […]

6 of the best modelling synths

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Novation SuperNova/SuperNova II The SuperNova and SuperNova II are virtual-analogue synths that deliver a lovely, rich sound. Most commonly found as a rack module (a keyboard version does exist), the synth’s extensive control panel provides oodles of MIDI-recordable hands-on control over the instrument. The version 2 model has an external audio input, too. Circa £550 […]

IK Multimedia collaborates with Hammond USA to bring you the Hammond B-3X

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IK Multimedia has debuted Hammond B-3X, made to meticulously recreate the sound, controls and even the entire effects signal path of the Hammond B-3 organ. IK Multimedia has partnered up with Hammond USA and Suzuki Music Corp, owners of the Hammond Brand, to capture the authentic sound of the original hardware organ. The Hammond B-3X […]