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New Music Technology Products Abound – Synth News Digest 14

Welcome to yet another edition of the TabMuse Synth News Digest. This time out, we offer a host of interesting new products from the music technology world. Perhaps one of them fosters inspiration in your own musical efforts? If you’re interested in checking out the previous news digest, simply click on the following link. As […]

Elastic FX is an Intuitive Multi-effects Unit for iOS

MoMinstruments, the folks behind the excellent iOS drum machine, Elastic Drums, recently introduced something new at the iTunes App Store. Elastic FX is a virtual 4-channel multi-effects unit with the same intuitive interface and fun factor that made Drums a top pick among iPad musicians. It belongs on the shortlist of anyone needing an iOS […]

The Best New Synths from NAMM 2018

Each year I cover the most intriguing synthesizer announcements from the NAMM show in Los Angeles. Maybe sometime I’ll actually attend, but the costs involved for little old TabMuse also pays for a bright and shiny new synth, audio interface, or music computer. Priorities simply matter. If you are interested in reviewing our previous NAMM […]

Rozeta Sequencer Suite revolutionizes iOS Music Production

Over the past two years Ruismaker and developer, Bram Bos, forged a status as one of the top shops in the iOS music scene. Their new product, Rozeta Sequencer Suite, revolutionizes the use of MIDI on Apple’s mobile platform. Providing nine AU-compatible MIDI plugins, including sequencers and other cool utilities, it belongs in the library […]

Hitting the Deep End with Rob Papen SubBoomBass 2

A proper low-end remains the key to any quality track, no matter the genre. Boosting the bass is especially essential in electronica and dance music. Well, let Rob Papen come to the rescue with a new version of his SubBoomBass plugin. SubBoomBass 2 Features Excellent and Versatile Bass Sound Synth Architecture with 2 Oscillators, 2 […]

Welcome to 2018 — Synth News Digest 13

Well, the New Year is upon us. Hopefully, the muse blesses you with inspiration and a bunch of cool new gear. I’m personally in a transition period with my recording setup, with a new Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 joining the family. The upcoming Church of Hed album is likely to be the last one recorded on […]

Distort your Audio Space with Eventide MangledVerb

Since we plan to review many Eventide products from their Anthology XI collection over the coming months, we’ll dispense with that infamous Jon Anderson lyric quote we used when reviewing Fission and UltraTap. With that housekeeping out of the way, our focus shifts to MangledVerb, an excellent mashup between a reverb and distortion effect. This […]

A Venerable Chord Organ is yours with iOptigan for the iPad

The Optigan brought the chord organ concept into homes in the early 70s. Backing patterns, recorded in a variety of genres onto optical discs, were part of the allure of this early sample playback instrument. Now you can enjoy those halcyon days of yore on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch, as the Optigan is […]