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Apple updates Logic Pro X music program with a powerful new synth and an Apple Music tie-in

The second major update to Logic Pro X in 2015 adds the well-known Alchemy synth and the ability to publish directly to Apple Music Connect.

By August 25, 2015


Classic Yamaha synths get a modern makeover (and an app, natch)

The Japanese instrument maker has made compact versions of iconic keyboards from decades past, though some have questioned the use of mini keys. Yamaha says, "Try them out."

By July 10, 2015


Motion Synth for iPhone makes music from movement

The Motion Synth Kickstarter project wants to turn your iPhone into a gesture-controlled musical instrument.

By November 19, 2013


The 404 Show 1,624: Wet Hot Windows 10

Windows 10 is finally here and it's pretty good! We'll take a stroll down memory lane as it pertains to the iterations of Windows, whip up a jug of bug-juice in anticipation of the new Wet Hot American Summer episodes and explore some 80s-inspired synth tunes.

By July 31, 2015


OP-1, a portable synth with motion control

While smartphones and tablets can be used to create music these days, not all digital music composers want their controls on a touch screen.

By January 3, 2012


Etsy closes store over 'handmade' accusation

Etsy has closed down a custom synth maker on the grounds that his wares were not "handmade", in spite of evidence to the contrary.

By May 14, 2013


Figure lets you make electronic music in three easy steps on iOS: Hands-on

Figure is a music-making app that lets you lay down beats with funky bass lines and synth leads, and you don't need any musical training whatsoever.

By April 9, 2012


MySynths puts Photosynth inside Facebook

Want to share your Photosynth creations with Facebook friends? Now you can with a simple application that inserts them on Facebook pages.

By August 12, 2009


Matmos, 'Rainbow Flag': Free MP3 of the Day

Matmos's new all-synth concept implies the musical earth is round, making intense keyboardism feel almost down-home. Download a free MP3 of "Rainbow Flag" courtesy of CNET Download Music.

By June 14, 2008


Janet Jackson, 'Feedback (remix)': Free MP3 of the Day

Crossover star Janet Jackson dishes out a feast of sizzling postmodern synth beats and sultry murmurs. Download a free MP3 of a remixed "Feedback" courtesy of CNET Download Music.

By March 28, 2008