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 […]

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 Synthesizer Just in time for Moogfest 2017, Moog announced the impending release of the new Subsequent 37, […]

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 Waldorf Streichfett: the Modern String Synth of Creamy Dreams

Two-thirds of the way through recording my new Church of Hed album, I thought some tracks needed a bit of icing. I previously noted Waldorf’s new Streichfett string synthesizer; digested some online sound samples, and felt confident it would serve nicely in this role. After discovering its street price was under $400, I decided to […]

Welcome to TabMuse

We had hoped to publish TabMuse by the end of year, but over Thanksgiving weekend I sat down and watched the excellent synth documentary, I Dream of Wires. This was the four-hour hardcore edition and after seeing the history of the synthesizer (most of which I already knew) combined with a current view of the […]