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This Fred Anton Corvest iOS Effects App Bundle is a Must

As more iOS music apps support the AUv3 plugin standard, I find myself turning again to the mobile platform for my beatmaking needs. Fred Anton Corvest is an indie app developer with a small family of effects apps supporting AUv3. They are a must-get for anyone doing serious music production on their iPad. Each effect […]

String Studio VS-3 is a Powerful Physical Modeling Synth

Applied Acoustics Systems continues to be one of the leading lights when it comes to physical modeled synthesizer and effects plugins. We previously covered their Objeq Delay and Objeq effects: the former for the desktop and the latter on the iOS platform. They are both able to transform basic sounds into something otherworldly, as evidenced […]

The Volca Modular Highlights Our Virtual Look at NAMM 2019

Without a travel budget, a trip to the NAMM show is more of a dream than a reality here at TabMuse. Nonetheless, every year we wait with baited breath to see what fresh music technology announcements inspire us. These inspirations naturally occur within the synth realm, and unfortunately many synthesizer makers chose to not attend […]

XILS 4 Brings Tim Blake’s Crystal Machine Synth to Your Desktop

The folks at XILS-lab continue to amaze with realistic synth plugins emulating classics from those halcyon days of analog yore. We previously reviewed their PolyM, a great take on the Polymoog. This time out, our eyes and ears are trained on XILS-4, inspired by the setup of Tim Blake, legendary synth-master of those psychedelic spacerock […]

Ruismaker Noir Breaks New Ground in iOS Beatmaking

Bram Bos has done it again. Known for an ever expanding line of iOS music apps, his latest joint, Ruismaker Noir, takes iOS beatmaking in a new direction. An intuitive and innovative user interface combines with great sonics to reward experimentation, all while giving your beats a modern sheen. Ruismaker Noir Features A Hybrid of […]

XILS-lab Updates PolyM Polymoog Emulator Plugin – Synth News Digest 24

Welcome to a new edition of the TabMuse Synth News Digest, where we cover the latest music technology news and product announcements recently catching our eye. If you want to check out the previous digest, simply click on the following link. We appreciate your support of TabMuse; thanks for reading! A Fresh Update for the […]

Eventide Reveals New SP2016 Reverb Plugin – Synth News Digest 23

Welcome to the latest installment of our TabMuse Synth News Digest. It gives us an opportunity to cover a few interesting news stories and new product announcements from the wide world of music technology. If you want to check out the last news digest, simply click on the following link. As always, thanks for reading! […]

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 […]