Go Semi-Modular with the Make Noise 0-Coast

Ever since watching the synth documentary, I Dream of Wires, analog synthesizers or even a Eurorack system were going to be part of my studio setup. Virtual analog synths from Korg and Waldorf still make their presence known on our recordings, but there’s no denying the superior tactile interface of a synth like the Moog […]

Say Goodbye to Rebirth – Synth News Digest 3

Recently, the sad news hit the synth community – Propellerheads’ venerable virtual beatbox studio, Rebirth was being removed from the iTunes App Store. At first, many synthheads figured the issue was due to the 64-bit requirement in the upcoming iOS 11. I noticed that Rebirth just updated at the end of February, so there had […]

BT Phobos weaves a Deep Tapestry of Sound

Spawned from the mind of the electronic musician, BT, and brought into reality by the folks at Spitfire Audio, BT Phobos is a software synth offering an innovative take on sound design. A “Polyconvolution” synthesizer, BT Phobos offers a sonic depth especially useful for cinematic applications. Its unique architecture rewards an empirical approach towards patch […]

A Love Letter to the Korg iMS-20

Somewhat surprising to me, after finally getting a new iPad to replace an “ancient too soon” iPad 2, I found myself using the first iOS synth app I ever purchased more than the rest of my iOS music app collection – old or new. Simply put, the Korg iMS-20 simply serves my current musical needs […]

Moog, Suzanne Ciani, Expert Sleepers — Synth News Digest 2

Welcome to another edition of the TabMuse Synth News Digest. If you are interested in checking out the last music technology news report, simply click on this link. As always, thanks for reading! Moog announces new Subsequent 37 CV Synthesizer Just in time for Moogfest 2017, Moog announced the impending release of the new Subsequent […]

Objeq Delay – a Plugin that inspires Creativity

Musicians and producers searching for a unique plugin that rewards experimentation and creativity need look no further than Objeq Delay. Combining an LFO, an acoustic modeled filter, and a delay, this is an effect useful for mindwarped beats, intergalactic echoes, or really anything your imagination is able to conjure. Objeq Delay Features Flexible LFO, Filter, […]

Superbooth, Novation, Behringer, Propellerhead — Synth News Digest 1

This is the first installment of what I hope to be a regular series on TabMuse. Essentially, it collects recent interesting news stories and product announcements from the synthesizer and music technology worlds. Expect the occasional interjection of my own analysis and insights – for better or worse. Superbooth 17 features New Synth Announcements from […]

Eventide Fission offers a Unique Take on Effects Processing

“Eventide Delay. Digital Delay.” – Jon Anderson, Olympia Musicians, engineers, and producers looking for a unique effects plug-in for their toolbox need to check out Eventide Fission. This effect splits an incoming signal into its transient and tonal components; separately effects each one, and then recombines the two separate streams into one. The variety of […]

SynthMaster One brings Great Value as a Software Synthesizer

Anyone searching for a flexible software synthesizer with a wide array of sonic possibilities at a great price need look no further than SynthMaster One. Developed by KV331 Audio, this soft synth is also easy to use, with an entire interface that fits on one screen. Supporting most popular plug-in formats and including a standalone […]

The New Apple iPad pulls me back into iOS Music

The recent introduction of Apple’s new iPad line surprised many industry pundits. With technical specs rivaling the iPad Air 2, but a pricepoint of $329 (32GB) and $429 (128GB), the new iPads appear to be an attempt by Cupertino to prop up its declining tablet computer market. For musicians using the iOS platform – this […]