XILS-Lab KaoX Merges FM and Analog Synthesis With Chaos

The sonic masters at XILS-Lab recently crafted another unique software synth, this time combining FM and analog synthesis. Somewhat modeled after the Yamaha GS-1, the predecessor to the DX7, KaoX also leverages virtual analog and chaotic oscillators to greatly expand its sonic depth. Its range of sounds is stunning, taking FM synthesis to an entirely […]

AAS has a Modular Synth Winner With Multiphonics CV-1

The software realm boasts multiple modular synth apps and plugins for both the iOS and desktop platforms. We previously covered miRack and Audulus on iOS; I experimented with other plugins for the desktop as well. The Moog Modular (Arturia version) and Model 15 definitely stand out on PC and mobile respectively. When I heard Applied […]

MDrummer by MeldaProduction is a Preeminent Drum Plugin

The Czech company, MeldaProduction, continues to garner praise among musicians and producers for their excellent plugin line. It’s a collection of instruments and effects including both paid plugins as well as many free options. We recently enjoyed the opportunity to review their MDrummer, a drumming environment with excellent sound quality and cool functionality. It was […]

XILS 505 Emulates The Classic Roland RS-505 String Synth

The Roland RS-505 string synthesizer is a true 70s cult-classic. That time-honored status made the RS-505 a perfect project for those software synth geniuses at XILS Lab. The XILS 505 plugin offers a great emulation of the original; providing musicians a flexible and sonically alluring string synth for their own music projects. XILS 505 Features […]

Summon That Vintage Synth Sound With Rob Papen BIT

Rob Papen boasts one of the top lines of synth plugins in the music production world. We regularly use Predator 2 on our own projects. It provides an excellent, state of the art sound while also being easy to use. Recently, Rob’s team released BIT, a soft synth focused on those classic vintage sounds of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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! […]

Spitfire Studio Strings – Synth News Digest 22

Welcome to yet another edition of the TabMuse Synth News Digest. We enjoy providing you with a few interesting news stories and product announcements from the synthesizer community and music technology world. If you are interested in checking out our last news digest, just click on the following link. Spitfire Audio introduces Spitfire Studio Strings […]