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 […]

The Schmidt Eightvoice Analog Synthesizer crushes all – Synth News Digest 8

When the German manufacturer, Schmidt, recently announced their Eightvoice analog polyphonic synthesizer, the hearts of many synthheads began to flutter. Arguably the most robust synth in the industry – short of a fully-appointed modular – the Eightvoice features an architectural design with nary a compromise. Custom built in production runs of 25 each, the Schmidt […]

Eventide UltraTap – a Versatile and Esoteric Delay Plugin

“Eventide Delay. Digital Delay.” – Jon Anderson, Olympia Yeah, I know I used that Jon Anderson quote the last time we reviewed an Eventide product. Jon – bless the wee elf – permanently connected those synapses in my brain years ago, so expect to see the same quote again in the future. UltraTap is a […]

Moog’s Subsequent 37 refines the Original Sub 37 Design – Synth News 7

Moog recently announced another upgrade to its already venerable Sub 37 synthesizer. We previously covered the Subsequent 37 CV, and now the Subsequent 37 (with no “CV”) has hit the market. I actually missed the CV tag the last time around. Sorry, it’s now fixed! By the way, I still think Sub 37 CV – […]

Goose EQ comes to iOS – Synth News Digest 6

After using both BeatMaker 3 and Modstep for building tracks to improvise or compose over, I’m really getting into AU plugins on iOS. Since most of my recording work is on the desktop, obviously I gravitate towards the relative ease of loading a plugin instead of passing audio and MIDI through a “third-wheel” iOS app. […]