Archive for April, 2022

Ableton free Learning Synths Platform is more DAW-friendly now



As one of the best free educational resources on the internet for music producers, Ableton’s Learning Synths website has just got even better.


Launched in 2017 as a partner for Ableton’s free web-based guide to making music, Learning Synths is an interactive tool built around a browser-based 2-oscillator synth. It starts with the basics, discussing the likes of amplitude and pitch, before explaining concepts and features such as envelopes, modulation, oscillators, LFOs and filters.


In addition, there is a handy Playground section that dispenses with the ‘Learning’ and just provides access to the synth.


New Export and Record options mean that you can use your sounds elsewhere


Two of the best of the new features make it possible to take your Learning Synths creations into your DAW so that they can be used in a music-making context. The Export option turns your work into a Max for Live synth contained in a Live Set – this will work in both Live 11 Lite and Live 9.7-10 Suite – and you can now capture up to 60 seconds of audio from the synth (recordings are instantly downloaded as WAV files).


Additionally, there is a new configurable XY pad for the Playground, so you can adjust multiple parameters at once, and you’ll now find ‘Open in Playground’ buttons on the lesson pages. Click one of these and you can edit the sound you are currently tinkering with in more detail.


Lastly, there is Dark mode support (based on your system preferences) and Turkish, Finnish and Portuguese language versions have been added.


You can start getting schooled now on the Ableton Learning Synths website.



Sinevibes Corrosion Update brings 10 types of Distortion for Korg Multi-Engine Synths



Sinevibes has introduced Corrosion v2, a multi-algorithm distortion effect for the Korg Multi-Engine platform, including the KORG prologue, minilogue xd and NTS-1.


Corrosion v2 features a total of 10 different distortion types like saturation, clipping, wave folding, wave shaping, and more. Each of these algorithms affects the input signal in its own unique way – enriching its spectrum and emphasizing the smallest fluctuations in its waveform.






  • Studio-grade DSP algorithms, calibrated specifically for KORG’s hardware platform.
  • Individually chosen mapping for every plugin parameter, providing a very natural feel.
  • Built-in lag filters for noise-free, ultra-smooth parameter adjustment.
  • Optimized for maximum performance and stability on each individual device type





Corrosion v2 is available now for $19





Caelum Audio releases Free Flux Mini 2 plugin



Caelum Audio pushes the envelope as it releases free Flux Mini 2 plugin


The shaper of things to come?


Caelum Audio has updated Flux Mini – its fun, free envelope shaping plugin – to version 2, giving it a spring clean and spruce-up in the process.


The focus of the effect is a graph – simply create a shape on here to modulate filter cutoff/resonance, amplitude and mix. In addition, you can set the desired amount of modulation for each parameter.


New for version 2 is the ability to control multiple parameters at once, fix the graph to milliseconds (as well as the host tempo), output the graph as CC messages and control the shape of your curves with two control points You can get started with the 20 supplied presets, but the real fun lies in creating your own shapes.




  • Modulate multiple parameters: Cutoff, Resonance, Amp and Mix.
  • 3 filter modes: Low-pass, high-pass and band-pass.
  • Create custom modulation shapes with the graph.
  • Synced modulation with your DAW.
  • MIDI triggering.
  • Output graphs as MIDI CC.


Flux Mini 2 is available now for PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats, and also on iOS as an AUv3 plugin.


Flux Mini 2 is free, though the developer asks that you consider making a donation to help support future free projects.


Find out more and do the download thing on the Caelum Audio website.