Ableton Spaces, A New Event For Music Makers, Launches In New York

Last weekend was the inaugural Ableton Spaces event in Brooklyn. The all-day program at the Music Hall of Williamsburg brought together diverse members of the New York creative community to share insights and ideas around making music.… Read More Ableton Spaces, A New Event For Music Makers, Launches In New York

Spitfire Audio Intros Orbis ‘World Synthesizer’

Spitfire Audio has introduced Orbis, described as ‘The World Synthesizer’, based on 4 decades of field recordings by composer and sonic explorer David Fanshawe.… Read More Spitfire Audio Intros Orbis ‘World Synthesizer’

Ableton Loop Returns To Berlin In Spring 2020

Today, Ableton announced the dates and location of the next Loop conference. The three-day summit is returning to Berlin, April 24-26, 2020. The event, described by organizers as ‘A Summit for Music Makers’, is three days of talks, performances and hands-on workshops that revolve around the sharing of ideas about music, technology and creative practice.… Read More Ableton Loop Returns To Berlin In Spring 2020

Hands-On With Novation Bass Station II AFX Mode

This video, via Starsky Carr, takes a hands-on look at the new Novation Bass Station II AFX Mode. AFX Mode lets you modify your Bass Station II patch on a key-by-key basis. You can use it to introduce subtle changes to a sound as you play up and down the keyboard; divide the keyboard into… Read More Hands-On With Novation Bass Station II AFX Mode

Native Instruments Releases Traktor Pro 3

Today Native Instruments released a free update to their flagship DJ software, TRAKTOR PRO 3.

The update, dubbed “The Harmonic Mixing Update,” is designed to help users mix in key and make their sets more musical – choosing tracks that share compatible keys, and using key changes as a way to creatively program their sets.… Read More Native Instruments Releases Traktor Pro 3

Ableton Introduces Browser-Based Synth, Learning Synths Website

Today, Ableton quietly launched Learning Synths, a new website that teaches the fundamentals of synthesis in an interactive way.  The website includes playful explanations of the basic components of synthesizers, like oscillators, filters, envelopes, and LFOs, as well as step-by-step breakdowns of a range of classic synth sounds. The step-by-step synthesis lessons are powered by… Read More Ableton Introduces Browser-Based Synth, Learning Synths Website

HyperSynth Hcards v2.0 Gives New Life To Old Synths

HyperSynth has announced Hcards v2.0 – a major update to their line of synth expansion cards.… Read More HyperSynth Hcards v2.0 Gives New Life To Old Synths

Sweetwater’s GearFest 2019 Returns To Fort Wayne, IN

The free event, held at Sweetwater’s headquarters, featured over 500 vendors and attracted 15,000+ musicians.… Read More Sweetwater’s GearFest 2019 Returns To Fort Wayne, IN

2019 Brooklyn Synth Expo Featured Latest Gear, Demos, Live Performances & More

The 2019 Brooklyn Synth Expo, held June 8-9, featured some of the latest electronic music gear and effects pedals, demos and presentations, live electronic music performances and more.… Read More 2019 Brooklyn Synth Expo Featured Latest Gear, Demos, Live Performances & More

Synthesis With Test Equipment F.A.Q.

The latest video from German synthesist Hainbach takes a look at using test equipment for music.… Read More Synthesis With Test Equipment F.A.Q.