Terrence O39Brien

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Arturia is giving away a free lo-fi tape plug-in for the holidays

It's become something of a holiday tradition for Arturia to give away a free plugin for the holidays. Last year it took its recreation of the iconic chorus from the Juno-6 and...

Fender's newest Acoustasonic guitar is cheaper, but not cheap enough

When I tested out the Fender Acoustasonic Jazzmaster earlier this year, I was admittedly skeptical. One of the biggest reasons was the price. I just couldn’t justify $2,000 for something so niche....

Arturia’s free Pigments 3.5 upgrade adds M1 support and a distortion module

Arturia has been relentless over the last few year with updating and improving its instruments. Whether that's firmware upgrades for its hardware or feature dumps for its plugins. Pigments, the company's all...

Hydrasynth Explorer review: Possibly the most synth you can get under $600

Image Credit: Terrence O'Brien / Engadget As you move from left to right in the signal chain you’ll next encounter the Mutant 1-4 buttons. Press one and the...

Bitwig Studio 4.1 adds powerful new Note FX for mangling MIDI

Bitwig is still something of an upstart in the world of digital audio workstations (DAW), but the rate at which it keeps improving and expanding its powers is truly impressive. With the...

Animoog Z ushers the landmark iOS synth into the modern age

Ten years ago Moog released Animoog — a strange departure for a company best known for its old-school analog synths. The company had dabbled in the app world before with the Filtatron,...

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