Sequential will “do whatever is required” to fix Prophet-5 and Prophet-10 manufacturing defect

Sequential has confirmed a manufacturing defect onboard its recently launched Prophet-5 and Prophet-10 synths and have promised customers they will “do whatever is required to make things right.” Units of the highly-anticipated synths began shipping this month. However, some users noticed a drop in high frequency – which Sequential has put down to two wrongly…

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The best synths to buy in 2020: 14 best polysynths

Complex chords, multi-timbral parts or lush ambient progressions – if you’re looking to fulfil any of these duties on a synth, then you’ll likely want one with polyphonic talents. In the last few years, hardware instruments have been enjoying a major resurgence; polysynths and their monophonic brethren now come in more shapes, sizes and employ…

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SoundCloud DJ gives DJs offline access to over 200 million tracks

In a bid to continue empowering DJ’s, music streaming service SoundCloud has unveiled its latest subscription plan, SoundCloud DJ. The new service comes two years after the announcement of Soundcloud’s first foray into DJ integration with SoundCloud Go+. Touted by the brand as “the next phase of SoundCloud’s DJ toolkit”, the plan offers offline access…

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Collaborate with anyone, anywhere with VST Connect Pro 5

One positive thing we might be able to draw from the pandemic is the acceleration and adaption of live streaming, allowing us to continue creating and sharing music from afar. Steinberg is doing its bit with the fifth iteration of VST Connect Pro. The remote recording plug-in facilitates online collaborations producers, with version 5 introducing…

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Is IK Multimedia about to drop Amplitube 5?

This week, Italian pro audio manufacturer IK Multimedia published a vague teaser video on YouTube. It’s simply titled: Landing October 29 from IK Multimedia. IK Multimedia’s video depicts nothing more than an astronaut walking on the surface of a Mars-like planet and ends with a floating logo resembling a guitar pick and a V –…

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Spitfire Audio announces Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations instrument library

Spitfire Audio has announced a brand new partnership with Abbey Road Studios, and with it, its first software instrument library conceived with the iconic British Studio, Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations spans over 90 instruments, from string, brass and woodwind ensembles, to a large selection of percussion instruments. The easy-to-use…

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