SampleScience VaporDrums gives you instant elevator beats

If there’s one brand that’s been able to keep momentum during COVID-19, it’s surely SampleScience. With seven plug-in releases since the end of March, the brand has explored the lo-fi sounds of the VHS-era, and its resurgence with vaporwave. Continuing steadfastly down this dreamy rabbit hole, SampleScience has released VaporDrums, a vaporwave inspired drum module….

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Erica Synths makes its DIY Eurorack projects open source

Eurorack and DIY enthusiasts will be pleased to know that they can continue creating legacy Erica Synths modules, despite the company discontinuing the products. Erica Synths has created Gerber files for PCB-made front panels and made a few changes in module design to omit custom and rare components. Some of the modules still require rare…

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Why was Korg fined £1.5 million?

Last month, it was revealed that Korg, Roland and GAK had been collectively fined a total of £5.75million for enforcing the illegal practice of Resale Price Maintenance (RPM). The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has now published a report that details the case and how Korg was found to be breaking the law. Background The…

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Native Instruments and Orchestral Tools’s Arkhis creates compelling underscores

Two of Berlin’s elite music software developers have collaborated on a powerful cinematic sound design tool, Arkhis. Orchestral Tools and Native Instruments combine pristinely recorded sounds at Teldex Scoring Stage and an easy-to-use layering engine that’s designed to excel in creating textural, storytelling sounds. Specialising in creating everything from ominous neo-noir scores to feel-good fantasy…

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PreSonus Sphere offers members access to its complete software collection

Hot on the heels of Studio One 5’s release, PreSonus has announced the launch of a brand new membership program dubbed PreSonus Sphere. The service offers its members complete access to the brand’s collection of recording, mixing, scoring and production software – including both Studio One Professional and Notion. Additionally, PreSonus Sphere members gain access…

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Blue Cat Audio’s dynamic plug-ins just got a performance-boosting update

French software developer, Blue Cat Audio, has just announced an update across four of its dynamic processing plug-ins. Blue Cat’s MB-5 Dynamix, MB-7 Mixer, Protector and Dynamics plug-ins all receive new preset handling and workflow enhancements. The update boosts performance across the aforementioned plug-ins, plus brings new GUI technology that makes navigating the plug-in a…

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