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 […]

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 […]

The TabMuse Top Audio Plugins of 2017

After covering the best iOS synth apps of the year, our eyes now turn towards the top audio plugins we encountered in 2017. Expect a mix between effects plugins and their synth or sample-based counterparts. Feel free to check out our Top iOS Synth Apps article if so interested. Thanks! Hans Zimmer Percussion conquers all […]

Hans Zimmer Percussion adds Cinematic Drumming to your Tracks

Spitfire Audio brings another world class sample library to their lineup with the introduction of Hans Zimmer Percussion. An updated version of the original which saw release a few years ago, HZP belongs on your shortlist if you need top shelf percussion samples. The Grammy Award-winning soundtrack guru produced and mixed this collection leveraging his […]

More Holdout iPad Music Apps now support iOS 11 – Synth News Digest 11

Many musicians using iPads and iPhones continue to forego updating to iOS 11 because its 64-bit requirement makes older 32-bit apps incompatible once installed. I’m one of these holdouts. As more developers update their projects to support iOS 11, however, the reasons for staying on version 10 decline. Only speaking for my favorite apps, but […]

A Love Letter to the Alternate Mode trapKAT

Sometime in the early 90s, I tried out an electric drum kit at a Columbus music store. I forget what brand it was – probably an early Roland model. I was surprised at the feel. While not as sensitive or dynamic as a real kit – I owned a Pearl 5-piece at the time – […]

Antelope Audio adds to its FPGA Hardware Models — Synth News Digest 10

This edition of the Synth News Digest trains its eye on a few new software products worthy of interest on your own musical projects. Check it out! Four New Vintage Compressors boost Antelope Audio’s Plugin Library Antelope Audio understands that a robust collection of audio plugins helps draw customers to your line of audio interfaces. […]

Aftertouch adds 3D Touch Control to your iOS Synths – Synth News Digest 9

The capacitive touchscreen ushered in a new era of mobile device interfaces, as illustrated by the smartphone and tablet. Recently, Apple upped the game with 3D Touch, which enhances the touchscreen by adding support for velocity and pressure sensitivity. I’ve always felt that these were the two missing links in iOS becoming a truly professional […]