MOD Devices have launched a set of modular synthesizers that allow musicians to play synth sounds using a guitar, with no modifications or special pickups required.
Empress’ compact, powerful and versatile ZOIA is part multi‑effects unit, part modular synthesizer...
SoundMorph’s Dust takes an interplanetary approach to granular resynthesis.
I love my Electro‑Harmonix Small Stone phasers so I was delighted when AJH Synth announced that their Mega-Phase 12 Eurorack...
Rainmaker consists of a stereo 16-tap spectral delay paired with a 64-tap comb resonator, the latter sporting external triggering options that turn it into a (single-voice) Karplus-Strong synthesizer.
FabFilters powerful plug-in suite brings us advanced modulation possibilities, filters with multiple personalities, and plenty of overdrive.
We test another group of hot plug-ins: Universal Audio Dimension D • Ugo Rez, Texture, String Theory & Motion • TC Electronic VSS3 Stereo Source Reverb.
We test two hot new plug-ins: Camel Audio's Camel Space (PC VST & Mac OS X AU) and TC Electronic's DVR2 (Mac/PC Powercore).
Storm, the French software studio from virtual-instrument creators Arturia, keeps on improving. We check out version 3.
If you are looking for effects and instruments to give your mixes a sideways slant, Cycling '74 might have just the thing...
In Part 1, we saw how manufacturers realised that putting DSP effects on synths made for great sales. Subsequently, they twigged that it was also a good idea to let us take them off again (selectively), and route and adjust them ourselves.
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