Behringer is searching for synthesizer engineers and picks up AMSynths

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Behringer continues to build on its ability to produce synthesizers. They have just announced that they are joining forces with module makers AMSynths to help with their mission while they are looking to recruit many more engineers to the cause. Behringer and AMSynths The whole reinvigorating and reinventing vintage synths thing seems to be working […]

Get more free plug-ins and music freeware for your collection

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Some very interesting content got put up as freeware today and over the past couple of days. Chief among the freebies has to be a pack of four full-fledged software synths from developer TrapDoor Audio. It will load you up with synth sounds for days and weeks to come. Also interesting are the Ambient soundscape […]

Best free plug-ins this week: a bunch of synths and other good stuff

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Tired of synths already? Sorry, SuperBooth is like that. As you consider selling a kidney to fund your next 15 or so synth purchases, take a moment to stop and check out all the cool stuff you can have for free this week. Nanohost, Cycle-Lite, Lith, and a g’damn Metal Zone emulation – they are […]

Behringer live stream their pre-NAMM demonstration synth party

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THERE ARE NO NEW SYNTHS! Behringer’s pre-NAMM party rolled into a live stream demonstration of four of their forthcoming and already known synthesizers. Hosted delightfully by original old school synth enthusiast David Perry and a more recent synth guy, musician and YouTuber MooT BooXLe. Behringer Live stream Demo Party The four synths on demo were the […]

Best free plug-ins this week: MRatioMB, ModulAir, Sound Gadgets

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While we are busy covering NAMM 2019 announcements and teases (it’s intense this year…), generous and hard-working developers squeezed in a trio of free plug-ins for having fun during downtime. Check out Melda Production’s MRatioMB, Full Bucket Music’s ModulAir synth, and the colorful Sound Gadgets! Melda Production MRatioMB The latest addition to Melda Production’s freeware […]

Whatever happened to these synths promised in 2018?

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As 2018 comes crashing to an end it’s good to take a moment and ponder the futility of being. But more importantly: what happened to all the cool gear that was promised? Here’s a roundup of synthesizers and modules we were hoping to see in 2018 but didn’t materialise, with updates on their current status […]

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 […]

Plogue returns with PortaFM synth, emulates vintage Yamaha chip

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Plogue has been in the virtual instrument game for a long while, but it has been keeping quiet as of late. The makers of Bidule are now back with a handy new virtual synthesizer called PortaFM. PortaFM is a 2-operator FM synth which has a recreation of a cheapie vintage FM chip (the YM2413) at […]

Arturia releases V Collection 6.1 update with full NKS compatibility

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Arturia has updated its V Collection virtual synthesizer suite to version 6.1, adding a host of improvements and complete NKS integration with Native Instruments’ Maschine and Komplete Kontrol controllers. All V Collection instruments come pre-mapped for NI gear with parameter control and tag-based preset browsing. This makes for quick, almost seamless control over their key […]

Uli Behringer asks for ideas for Eurorack modules

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What Eurorack modules would you like Behringer to build? That’s the question Uli is asking on his favourite form of community engagement – the Gearslutz.com forum. Behringer Eurorack He posted the question less than a day ago and already there are 5 pages of responses. Of course Behringer are already in the Eurorack game with […]