Behringer update: TC-Helicon hardware mimics IK Multimedia products

The Behringer effect: TC-Helicon, once known for its high-end gear for vocalists, is now a badge on a line of products copying the layout and design of existing IK Multimedia products. Chinese news site Midifan has the news. (Content in Chinese language only, but the pictures tell the story reasonably well.) Midifan is careful to […]

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AKAI’s cute little MPK mini keyboard now has internal sounds

AKAI’s MPK mini was already something of a sleeper hit – a simple MIDI controller keyboard that was small enough to be irresistible. But the latest revision makes it useful even all by its lonesome. MPK mini play is what AKAI are calling the latest edition. It’s actually the second major revision of this unassuming […]

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Software Round-up: Super-Compressors

u-he Presswerk $129 u-he’s compression brainchild can be taken many ways. To start, it’s simple: Threshold, Ratio, and Attack that goes down to 0.1ms, Release and Adaptive Release, Dry/Wet, Auto Makeup, and a lovely saturation section to boot. But let’s head back into esoterica again. You can …

Review: Sample Logic Drum Fury

Sample Logic is known for animated instruments capable of setting a cinematic scene with a single MIDI note, while providing the tools to customize sounds to the Nth degree. That approach yields awesome song starters, but they can often lead you down a rabbit hole. Self-contained, looping …

Review: 4ms Pods

Eurorack developer 4ms has made it easier than ever to get into modular synthesis. Housed in anodized aluminum, their Pod enclosures are lighter and shallower than other portable cases, and they are available in four sizes based on HP width — 20, 26, 32, and 60 — in powered ($99, $109, $119, $175, …

iZotope Buys Exponential Audio Product Line

In an unexpected move, forward-thinking developer iZotope have purchased the entire product line of reverb aficionados Exponential Audio. The acquisition comes with no indication of the planned usage of Exponential’s technology in iZotope’s product line, although the Nectar range seems like an …