Recording Digest: Church of Hed – Sandstoned written by Jerry Kranitz

Editor’s Note: Jerry Kranitz is an aficionado of spacerock and psychedelic music, as evidenced by his work with Aural Innovations for nearly two decades. He is now focused on a new book: Cassette Culture: Homemade Music and the Creative Spirit in the Pre-Internet Age chronicling the underground cassette music scene. It’s scheduled for publication in […]

A Sky Level Overview of Superbooth 18

Superbooth is a German electronic music gear trade show rapidly growing in importance overseas. We gave it a small measure of coverage last year in the first edition of the TabMuse Synth News Digest. This time out we train our eye on a few intriguing synth announcements from Superbooth 18, as well as one from […]

Eventide adds Android App for H9 Control – Synth News Digest 17

Welcome to another edition of the TabMuse Synth News Digest. This gives us an opportunity to inform you of a few interesting music technology news and product announcements from the previous weeks. If interested in checking out the last Synth News Digest, simply click on the following link. Eventide releases their H9 Control Android App […]

Cakewalk Sonar is Now a Free Download – Synth News Digest 15

Welcome to another edition of our look at a few interesting synthesizer and music technology news stories from the last few weeks. Hopefully, you find something to inspire your creativity and possibly make your wallet a bit lighter. However, that likely won’t be a problem with our lead story! BandLab makes Cakewalk Sonar available as […]

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 […]

The Best New Synths from NAMM 2018

Each year I cover the most intriguing synthesizer announcements from the NAMM show in Los Angeles. Maybe sometime I’ll actually attend, but the costs involved for little old TabMuse also pays for a bright and shiny new synth, audio interface, or music computer. Priorities simply matter. If you are interested in reviewing our previous NAMM […]

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 […]

GridInstrument controls your iOS Music Apps – Synth News Digest 12

The touchscreen on any iOS mobile device opens up a world of possibilities for controlling synths or other music apps. We previously covered Aftertouch, an app that takes advantage of 3D Touch on newer iPhones for additional control options. This time out, we train our eye on GridInstrument, which eschews the traditional piano-style keyboard in […]

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 – […]