Steinberg Neon and Karlette VST plugins are back.

Thanks to Wire to the Ear for tipping us off that Steinberg has re-released their Neon softsynth and Karlette tape delay effect. Back in the 90’s these two were some of the first VST plugins I’d ever used. I can’t wait to load them up in Ableton Live and take them for a spin again.

wire to the ear » Blog Archive » Steinberg Neon Relives!.

Hello Minitaur!

Today Moog Music announced the Minitaur synth. It’s a small all analog synth based on their Moog Taurus bass synth and it’s certainly looks like a bad ass portable bass synth.

From Moog:

“Minitaur is a compact and powerful analog bass synthesizer that features a classic one knob per function design. It packs legendary analog Moog bass into a package designed to fit seamlessly into today’s performance and production environments.”

What do you think? Would you rather have a Minitaur or a Slim Phatty ? Let us know in the comments.

How to Make a Noise


If you want to take your sound design and synth programming skills up a notch, save your money on a new plugin and have a read through these three new books from Noise Sculpture. Author Simon Cann has expanded his original synth programming ebook “How to Make a Noise” into 3 titles with a focus on Analog Synthesis, FM, and Sample-Based Synthesis. With each ebook available in all the popular formats and  costing only $2.99 they should be a great addition to every electronic musicians digital bookshelf.

The Books are available on the Amazon Kindle Store and Apple’s iBooks. For more info check out Noise Scuplture’s main page