Tracktion Corporation brings SpaceCraft Granular Synth to desktop

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Tracktion Presents is an initiative by Tracktion Corporation that’s designed to help independent developers get their products out to a wider market. The DAW maker has now added the SpaceCraft Granular Synth to this initiative, offering the iOS app as a plug-in on both Mac and Windows. Designed by Delta-V Audio, the original app is […]

Inphonik recreates Sega Mega Drive sounds with new synth plug-in

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Inphonik has released a plug-in version of the RYM2612 Iconic FM Synthesizer, which was previously only available as a rack extension for Reason. As its name suggests, the synth is a recreation of Yamaha’s YM2612 FM synthesizer chip, the sound engine used on the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis console. The brand describes the RYM2612 plug-in as […]

6 best samplers and ROMplers

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Native Instruments Kontakt 6 NI has steadily built Kontakt into an awesome powerhouse of a sampler and its latest iteration is one of the most powerful sample-based instruments that’s ever existed. Its flexible sampling stage is linked to an equally flexible synthesis stage and incorporates powerful DSP abilities and great-sounding effects. Price £359 Steinberg HALion […]

Yonac’s Roxsyn turns guitars into synths without MIDI

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Yonac has introduced Roxsyn, an iOS synth for guitars and basses. Unlike some other similar systems, this synth plug-in does not require MIDI – just plug your instrument into a lightning/USB audio interface to get started. What’s unique about Roxsyn is its original sound generation technology known as ‘Metamorphic’. Instead of relying on pitch tracking […]

Unfiltered Audio launches Lion, its first-ever synth

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After innovative plug-ins like the multi-fx BYOME and spectral-effects behemoth SpecOps, Unfiltered Audio has debuted its first synth: Lion. This tool aims to dominate in aspects of “quick patching, endless experimentation and intuitive sound design”. At Lion’s heart are two oscillators, each with 26 algorithms (or modes). These span familiar options such as FM synthesis, […]

Review: Kilohearts Phase Plant

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      Price From $169 Contact Kilohearts The quest for the ultimate soft synth has been hotting up of late, with many companies really pulling out all the stops to reside in your hard-drive space. There have been great-looking options with incredible UIs, including the likes of Arturia’s Pigments and Audaire’s Zone, which both […]

Make the sounds of classic games on Korg’s Gadget for Nintendo Switch

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A year ago, Korg brought its popular mobile music studio, Gadget, to the Nintendo Switch. The software’s latest v3.0 update is its biggest refresh yet, with Japanese gaming titans SEGA and Taito coming on board to recreate the sounds of vintage arcade games. As you may recall, Korg’s Gadget previously existed on iOS and Android […]