Free VST/AU host to play instrument plugins without a DAW

vPlayer is a free VST/AU host for plugins so that you can play instruments without having to download or load up your DAW. vPlayer is a standalone software developed for quick testing new VST/AU instruments…

Native Instruments release Komplete 11 full of instruments, sounds and effects

Native Instruments have released a new version of their giant Komplete kits for recording music with “the world’s leading production suite”. Komplete 11 introduces new instruments and new tools to customise your sounds and recordings…

Behringer’s secret, teased synth reveals name and loads of controls

Behringer have been intriguing us the past month with teasers for a new synthesiser in short, unrevealing videos but now we have a name and a proper look at what ‘Deep Mind 12’ can do. With a…

Reverb.com to start offering plugins for free

Aptly beginning with a reverb plugin, Reverb.com have said that over the coming months they will start making a collection of their plugins free. In a new initiative called Reverb SYNC online music gear marketplace…

Free pack of 70 instruments for Ableton Live from Puremagnetik

Renowned plugin creators Puremagnetik have just released a massive pack of instruments for Ableton Live and they’re giving it away for free. Mélange is a free Ableton Live Pack that includes 70 instruments (over 1…

WOK Waves plugins are all now completely free

An impressive collection of brilliant plugins just became free to download from WOK Waves. Wolfgang Krumme, the man behind the vast collection of excellent plugins ranging from synth and bass instruments to reverb and flanger…

Watch Apple CEO Tim Cook Play With Garageband’s New Chinese Instruments

In the video you can see Apple CEO Tim Cook jamming out with Singaporean musician JJ Lin with GarageBand’s new Chinese features. Lin said: “As a musician I’m always looking for ways to take my…

Musikmesse Instrument and Music Tech Awards 2016 Winners

The 17th mipa Musikmesse event came to a close last Thursday after a week of exciting reveals and updates on the best music tech, equipment and instruments in the world. Journalists from over 100 dedicated…

Music Marketplace ‘Reverb’ Raise $25 Million For Global Expansion

Reverb have raised $25 million to fund the global expansion of their online marketplace for musicians. Reverb, a website created by its Chief Executive David Kalt, is a platform through which users can buy and…

Minim – The iPhone Sized MIDI Controller

The Minim is the new MIDI controller from Livid Instruments and separates itself as an individual amongst the plethora of MIDI controllers available nowadays. The most significant difference you will notice is that the Minim…