At Superbooth 2024, AJH Synth is introducing Hans Zimmer’s RadioPhonic Synth – an all-in-one Eurorack synthesizer that they describe as “the ultimate analogue modular system.” According to the announcement the collaboration has been specially commissioned by Academy Award-winning film-scoring supremo Hans Zimmer to custom-build The RadioPhonic, which they describe as a one- of-a-kind, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink-style super-synth designed from the ground up as an analogue […]
Sometimes you come across material that is too good not to share and in this case we stumbled upon a rare interview with synth pioneer Harald Bode. In 1954 the electronic engineer and pioneering instrument designer Harald Bode moved from his home in Bavaria, Germany to Brattleboro, Vermont, USA to lead the development team at the Estey Organ […]
It is that time of year again and the one of the first ones out is KORG. KORG has announced a slew of new products, including the successor to the microKORG synthesizer and a compact, refreshed version of the KingKORG. The new microKORG 2 has evolved to a more powerful, more flexible and richer level. While retaining […]
So, Teenage Engineering are back with a new sampler the Pocket Operator EP–133 K.O.II. The Swedish electronics company announced a new product just in time for the holidays, a bargain-priced sampler with an alluring throw-back aesthetic dubbed the EP-133 K.O. II. As the name implies, the K.O. II is a super-charged follow-up to the PO-33 K.O., a beloved […]
GForce Software has announced the release of the world’s first officially endorsed emulation of the famous ’80s synth that was adopted by some of the biggest names in the business: Queen, Rush, Paul McCartney, Prince, Depeche Mode, Simple Minds, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Tangerine Dream, Jean-Michel Jarre, Susan Ciani, Japan, Eurythmics and many, many more. […]
Or perhaps we should also quote Andrea Parker: Kiss my ARP. Either way KORG was back yesterday with another release of the classic ARP 2600 just in time for Star Wars day. The Korg ARP 2600 FS – their high-end reissue of the ’70s classic, which sold out as soon as it was announced – is available […]
Well, who haven’t wanted this in their studio set up? 3D audio may become a game changer, and if we are to believe JM Jarre SkyDust 3D is a massive step in the right direction. But it is pricy…Sound Particles, who describe themselves as the software company that has been changing the paradigm of 3D […]
This week we have scouted through the net to find out what you need to spice up your digital studio. In other words a random selection of quirky, intriguing and must have’s for your set up. BeatBlocks Edinburgh based start-up Playable Technology has introduced BeatBlocks, an iOS app that lets you use LEGO bricks to make beats. Founded by Scottish […]
Jean Michel Jarre hardly needs any introduction so we’re keeping it short this week with merely stating that his studio is mighty impressive – as we did not already know this, too. Perhaps only matched by the famous Kling Klang studio, but that remains to be seen, since few has set their feet there and […]
Even though it is not the first time a C64 virtual clone ends up in the market it is always nice to compare and match the level of detail the creators has managed to mirror the iconic sounds of the C64. InSIDious and Drum Studio are other examples of great attempts to bring those old […]
Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers has officially introduced Taiga, a 3-oscillator paraphonic synthesizer. It’s a semi-modular analog synthesizer that you can use without patching, or you can use its 60 patch points to access its components as separate modules. It follows the Moog Mother-32 precedent and can be used standalone, or you can remove the 60HP panel and install […]
A new polyphonic synthesiser named the Drone Box No.1 transforms everyday objects into music. Created by composer and artist Koka Nikoladze, the new tech forms music from objects such as a pinecone, a spring, a paper cup and an egg. The four-voiced synth generates sound from the turning of the stepper motors which change the characteristics of the […]
Erica Synths has announced the availability of its highly anticipated SYNTRX II desktop synthesizer, a ‘dark horse’ for experimental sonic rides, enabling users to delve deeper into contemporary electronic and experimental sonic territory. Introduced at Superbooth 2022, the Syntrx II is an update to their Syntrx synth that takes the EMS Synthi AKS concept into the future. While the Syntrx II is […]
We guess you can never have too many synths. On the other hand you may either have limited physical space in your studio or your computer may run out of storage. So, what will you do? Especially as there is a new beast in town. We would recommend you to seriously consider dropping some old […]
Stereoklang have repeatedly over the year’s written about and explored the sonic realms of music and the highly regarded techno and field recording artists KYOKA is no exception. KYOKA continues to find new means of expanding the horizons of music, both in terms the techniques and the sound generation as such, but also what actually […]
Moog Music’s illustrious Model 10 modular synthesizer, developed by Dr. Bob Moog and initially released in 1971, is now back in production and available to order worldwide. This exciting reinstatement sees a faithful recreation of the first modular synth created by the man himself, Dr. Bob Moog, back in 1971. The details are absolute, even […]
To celebrate 909 day, Matthew from Extralife Instruments (maker of the Super Sixteen eurorack sequencer) has built a free, open-source analog drum synth you can play in your web browser. It’s called ER-99 and it works best on desktop devices. Here’s the details direct from Matthew… You can program patches and sequences on the web interface and save them […]
Cherry Audio has announced the release of a software synthesizer based upon the Synthex, a rare synth from Italian music instrument manufacturer Elka. Elka-X replicates the original’s exceptional character and luxury features without compromising sound or functionality. It expands its features to deliver the authentic Synthex experience at a price anyone can afford. The Synthex included […]
Spotify is entering metaverse and NFTs, an exciting new sonic territory may await with their Roblox theme “islands” promising integration of an online DAW. The first of these strategies includes Spotify Island, which merges the number one music streaming service with one of the most popular gaming and metaverse platforms with Gen Z, Roblox. From early news, the approach looks […]
If you are fine with spending 5K USD on a synth now is the time, and if not then feel free to scroll down to the second part where we highlight the Behringer clone. Oberheim has officially announced the OB-X8, a new synth that they say brings back a legendary analog synth sound after over 40 years, […]
A couple of guys meet up in a bar somewhere and enjoys a couple of shots of Tequila. So what, you may ask? Well,  when the trio consists of Dave Smith, Tom Oberheim and Marcus Ryle (former Oberheim employee), then maybe we should take notice.  The video released today is titled Welcome Back. Oberheim has shared this video, […]
Technics has announced a 50-year anniversary of the iconic SL-1200 DJ turntable, the limited-edition SL-1200M7L. An iconic player still as relevant today as in 1972, especially so with the renewed hype for vinyl. Based on the SL-1200MK7, released in 2019, the new direct-drive turntables will be available in seven limited-edition colours (black, red, blue, white, green, yellow, beige) which have been selected to […]
Behringer has shared a preview of their upcoming unofficial copy of the classic Electronic Music Studios VCS 3 from 1969. Behringer originally announced plans to build a version of the Synthi VCS 3 in 2017. Last year, the company shared a sneak preview of the VCS 3. The images shared today are of the final pre-production model, which will go to beta users […]
Cherry Audio has announced the release of its original (NOTE: CA has done numerous of really nice clones of synth classics) virtual instrument Dreamsynth, paying tribute to the celebrated hybrid analog/digital synthesizers of the mid-to-late 1980s. The innovative design blends flexible dual-wave morphing oscillators, stereo filters, fully polyphonic analog strings, extensive and easy-to-use modulation, studio-quality effects, […]