Jupiter III J3DX analog space synth incoming from Chamber of Sounds

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Handbuilt in the USA the Jupiter III J3DX is the 10th-anniversary edition of this mad little space born mini synth from Chamber of Sounds. Jupiter III J3DX Loving the design, the orange, the planet, the swirling wave around whatever it is that big knob does. It’s exciting and playful just to look at. But it’s […]

Joyo D-Seed II digital delay/looper pedal: The ideal entry-level echo effect?

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The new Joyo D-Seed II pedal packs eight different digital delay types into one budget pedal as well as a looper function, making for a seriously versatile delay pedal, given the low price point. Joyo D-Seed II Joyo’s D-Seed II is a stereo digital delay pedal with eight different delays on tap (pardon the pun). These include […]

Kemper Profiler OS 5.7 upgrade adds 5 new studio-grade reverbs

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Kemper has added 5 new studio-grade reverbs to its Profiler amp. All you have to do to grab your new reverbs is update the OS to version 5.7. Kemper Profiler OS 5.7 upgrade The five new studio-quality reverbs are now available via the new OS 5.7 upgrade and they add Spring, Natural, Echo, Cirrus and Space effects. The […]

Igniter vehicle sound design: spaceships, sports cars, trucks and texture

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Igniter is a plug-in from Krotos that aims to simplify complex vehicular sound design. It’s like a virtual instrument full of engine noises ideal for game audio, Foley and film work or for adding complex evolving textures to your music. Igniter Igniter lets you design, perform and automate and complex vehicle behaviour directly in your […]

Cosmosƒ real-time dynamic stochastic synthesis engine reaches Saturn6

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Cosmosf sound design and sci-fi noise generation software rockets itself to a new milestone with the arrival of Saturn6. What on earth or any other planet is it all about? Cosmosf Saturn6 I’ve been following and writing about the various updates to Cosmosf since I started writing for Gearnews and honestly, I am none the wiser about this […]

Zeppelin Design Labs Quaverato Harmonic Tremolo: DIY or readymade?

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Zeppelin Design Labs’ new Quaverato Harmonic Tremolo pedal is an interesting new effect that you can buy ready-made or, should you be handy at that sort of thing, order as a kit to build yourself. Zeppelin Design Labs Quaverato Harmonic Tremolo Designed and built (if you want) in Chicago, USA, the Quaverato Harmonic Tremolo pedal […]

AbleTunes FX MATE: An all-in-one FX plug-in operated by single knobs

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Who said multi-effect plug-ins have to be complicated? AbleTunes has come up with quite possibly the simplest fully-featured FX suite you can buy for USD 50 – FX MATE. The plug-in contains compression, distortion, reverb, delay stereo width, and low/mid frequency boost effects, all operated by single dedicated knobs. Save for an AI doing all […]

PA3 Derailer: metal bars and springs colide in physical modelling virtual synth

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Derailer builds a physical modelling synthesizer through a combination of metal bars and springs. The metal bars can be struck or bowed and connected to other bars via non-linear springs. As the bars are played the springs cause sympathetic resonance in other connected bars. The result is haunting, expansive and has this sense of danger […]

Strymon Magneto Tape echo and looper released: check out these videos!

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Easily one of the best products shown at NAMM this year was the Strymon Magneto Four Head dTape Echo and Looper. It’s the first Eurorack module produced by the boutique effects pedal manufacturer. Since NAMM it has been turning up in all sorts of studios and modular rigs and so to celebrate the official release […]