How To Survive An 8-Hour DJ Set

I just DJed an eight-hour marathon DJ set, playing from 9pm until 5am the next day. It was exhilirating to put it mildly: When you play for that long to a packed venue, your musical knowledge, crowd reading abilities and technical skills are put to the test because you are the opener, headliner, and closing act…

AIAIAI Releases New TMA-2 Places + Faces Headphones

Danish headphone company AIAIAI just launched its TMA-2 Places + Faces Edition headphones. They’re a new model created in tandem with streetwear blog Places + Faces, and they feature custom speaker drivers, along with noise isolating cups and a durable headband that have become synonymous with the TMA-2 series. The post AIAIAI Releases New TMA-2…

Review: GRANADA 49 Kontakt Synthesizer by Soundiron

Soundiron back with a new “classic analog synthesizer modernized for Kontakt” called Granada 49. We previously reviewed the Bontastic vintage synth and The Granada 49 follows suit with a similar GUI design and superior sound quality. Inspired by a legendary vintage 70’s synth, the Granada 49 was a portable wooden Organ and has an entirely…

Samples From Mars updates 909 From Mars with new samples & formatting

Samples From Mars has announced an updated version of the 909 From Mars sample library, a collection of drum samples from the Roland TR-909 Rhythm Composer. The new 909 From Mars includes an entirely new batch of samples (as well as the old ones) and new formatting. To create the 909 From Mars, we recorded…

Roland announces D-05 Linear Synthesizer & Roland Cloud available worldwide

Roland has announced its latest Boutique series instrument, the D-05 Linear Synthesizer. This compact reproduction of Roland’s late 80s original groundbreaking digital D-50 Linear Synthesizer combines the newly developed Digital Circuit Behavior (DCB) sound generator with the actual samples used in the original instrument. The new D-05 comes with the authentic sounds from the D-50,…

Full Bucket Music updates FB-3100 free synth plugin with macOS support

Full Bucket Music has updated the free FB-3100 synthesizer instrument with VST/AU support for macOS. The plugin has been rebased to WDL-OL/IPlug. FB-3100 is a simulation of the PS-3100 polyphonic synthesizer by Korg. This 1977’s semi-modular analog synth features a massive 48 voices and 12 VCOs. FB-3100 features Close emulation of behavior and all controls…