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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


Here's everything you need to know about the new GarageBand

Apple's GarageBand music-making software got an update today with an expansion of the drummer features and more hip-hop loops.

By June 30, 2015


The eerie robots of 'Humans' hold a black mirror to our darkest fears

AMC and Channel 4's new TV show sees smiling, servile "synths" in every home... but is it them or us who should be feared?

By June 13, 2015


Spotify compiles top songs from your sexy-time playlists

In honor of Valentine's Day, Spotify dug through millions of love, Valentine's and sex-themed playlists to find the most popular songs.

By February 13, 2015


This sweet little stereo system sounds better than it has any right to

The venerable Lepai LP-2020A+ amplifier paired with the new Dayton Audio B452 bookshelf speakers are a winning combination, says the Audiophiliac.

By January 31, 2015


'Mad Max' on a BMX: 'Turbo Kid' is an '80s adventure with added gore, and it looks nuts

Imagine a blood-spattered post-apocalyptic Saturday morning cartoon with "Total Recall" baddie Michael Ironside in it. Yeah.

By January 28, 2015


Astronaut's-eye view of Orion re-entry is hot, hot, hot

A NASA video shows what an astronaut would experience catching a ride on Orion as it re-enters Earth's atmosphere.

By December 22, 2014