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The Moog One blows out the Current Synth Market

Sell those stock options, as this week Moog released its benchmark polyphonic analog synth, blessed with the moniker of Moog One. Its price point places the synth squarely in the realm of the boutique. The 8-voice model runs $5,999; while the 16-voice edition rocks a street price of $7,999. Needless to say, short of winning […]

Spitfire Studio Strings – Synth News Digest 22

Welcome to yet another edition of the TabMuse Synth News Digest. We enjoy providing you with a few interesting news stories and product announcements from the synthesizer community and music technology world. If you are interested in checking out our last news digest, just click on the following link. Spitfire Audio introduces Spitfire Studio Strings […]

A Distant View of Knobcon Number Seven

Knobcon is an annual synthesizer convention located in the Chicagoland region. Featuring synth vendors, electronic music performances, and more, the event continues to grow in popularity. This year’s edition took place at the Hyatt Regency in Schaumburg, conveniently offering a full experience under one roof. Some year, I’d like to venture northwest to attend in […]

The Latest LABS Instruments from Spitfire Audio

Spitfire Audio continues to offer the best deal in music tech with their LABS collection of free sample instruments. We previously covered LABS itself, so check that article for more information on its interface and basic functionality. This time out we’ll train our eyes and ears on the latest instruments for the library. No matter […]

Spitfire Audio releases Innovative British Drama Toolkit – Synth News Digest 21

Welcome to the latest edition of the TabMuse Synth News Digest. This gives us an opportunity to cover a few interesting recent news stories and product announcements from the music technology realm. If you want to check out the previous digest, simply click on the following link. Thanks for reading! Spitfire Audio’s British Drama Toolkit […]

The Line 6 Helix Native Plugin isn’t only for Guitarists

Of course, guitar effects aren’t the sole domain of those rampaging hordes of axe-wielders. Synthesists, keyboardists, and drummers – especially e-drummers – also benefit from manipulating the sound of their instruments. The keen application of a flanger on John Henry Bonham’s drumming in Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir provided a sonic dreamscape throughout my teenage years and […]

Fortamento – Algorithmic Composition for iOS – Synth News Digest 20

Welcome to the latest edition of the TabMuse Synth News Digest, where we take a look at a few intriguing new stories and products from the music technology world. If you are interested in the previous digest, simply click on the following link. Hopefully, you find something to inspire your own musical efforts! Fortamento is […]

SynthMaster One iOS gives your iPad Desktop Synth Power

The folks at KV331 did it again. This time out, they successfully ported their desktop synth plugin – SynthMaster One – to the iOS platform. Any sonic differences between the two are barely noticeable, if at all. iPad synth aficionados need to add SynthMaster One iOS to their shortlist. SynthMaster One iOS Features Semi-Modular Architecture […]