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Stimming has embarked on a new video series to show how producers can get a decent music-making setup on the cheap. The first episode of Beats On A Budget launched today – watch it above. In the episode, Stimming showed off a €500 setup made up of essential pieces of gear, software and freeware plug-ins. […]

The sixth iteration of Loopcloud is here and it includes AI-powered search features to help producers scour the service’s four million samples in less time. The AI-powered search features include harmonic and rhythmic sound matching, as well as automatic tagging for user content. The former curates a list of samples – out of your library […]

Software developer UVI has revived an intriguing Roland machine from the 80s, the MKS-7 Super Quartet, in the new Super-7 soft synth. The original hardware combined the lush sounds of the Juno-106 and the rock drum kit sounds from the TR-707. UVI says it’s multi-sampled a vast number of patches that were designed on the […]

Lalal.ai is a browser-based service that uses AI to split any track into instrumental and vocal stems. A new neural network, Cassiopeia, provides a deeper analysis of tracks than its predecessor, Rocknet. The best part? You can try it out for free. The machine learning neural network has been trained on 20TB of training data, […]

Richie Hawtin, AKA Plastikman, has released the Deeper Focus soundscape in collaboration with tech brand Endel. The AI-powered project is available to listen to on the Endel iOS app and showcases the potential of robots and humans working in harmony. Endel’s app of the same name has over two million users and was awarded Apple […]

Berlin-based virtual instrument brand Orchestral Tools is back with another intriguing sample collection, Tallinn. This collection brings the sounds of an Estonian choir, recorded in the medieval St. Nicholas Church (Niguliste), and boasting a distinctive Nordic character. The new Tallinn collection, aptly named after the capital city of Estonia, comprises sounds from the Grammy-winning Estonian […]

Modal Electronics has rolled out an updated version of its Skulpt, introducing design changes to the portable synth. Skulpt SE features a slimmer form factor, more legible front panel descriptors and an “improved build quality,” according to the brand. It also looks like the front panel’s black enclosure has been replaced with a grey one, […]

Apple has announced a new Apple TV 4K for 2021, bringing its A12 Bionic chip – the same featured in iPhone XS models – to the popular streaming box. The new chip is said to bring a “significant boost in graphics performance, video decoding and audio processing”, according to Apple. The device is also compatible […]

2021’s first Apple event saw the tech giant unveil quite a few new products that could be extremely useful to music producers and listeners. This includes a new M1 iMac and M1 iPad Pro, ramping up the power compared to their predecessors, which may prove vital in the studio. AirTags arrive, and a new Podcasts […]

Arturia has updated its flagship software synthesizer to Pigments 3, introducing a bundle of new features and engines, a revamped audio routing system, new effects and more. Pigments 2 was voted as MusicTech’s Best software synth of 2020 in the Gear Of The Year Awards – can Arturia’s update elevate this revered synth to even […]