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, […]
Behringer has introduced the all new Saturn Soul Synthesizer, a paraphonic monosynth that they say is based on “the classic Jupiter synthesizer from the ‘80s”. It’s almost like Behringer is taking the Korg Volca route to market with this tiny, but capable machine. While the company describes the synth as an analog polyphonic synthesizer, many would categorize […]
Latest news:Casio has now announced a new keyboard that includes a one-of-a-kind vocal synthesiser. The CT-S1000V is the world’s first voice synthesiser that can convert any text into a musical phrase and then “sing” it in complete harmony using any notes played on its keys. The vocal synthesiser on the CT-S1000V has 22 different sorts […]
Google continues to explore new routes across the net and this appears to be their latest initiative. The tech giant has unveiled its new ‘Music, Makers & Machines’ online exhibition, which honours and explores the history of electronic music. Celebrating the ‘Music, Makers & Machines’ of electronic It delves into the many genres and technology […]
Don’t we all just love people who thinks outside the box. This amazing machine is no exception. Love Hultén has collaborated with New York-based artist LIŔONA to deliver a stunning looking retro gadget in both physical and digital form. Meet synth#boi, an interactive, physical visualiser that lights up in various arrangements in response to midi […]
VCV Rack has all the potential of creating a die hard fan base and the capabilities are in principal endless. Of course as with all things software you will need to love moving cables and turning knobs on screen to fully enjoy this ever growing beast. VCV Rack Creator Andrew Belt has announced that – after 2 […]
Sequential is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Dave Smith’s modern classic, the Prophet-5 (and Prophet-10) Rev4! As part of the celebration key artists like Kenny Larkin, Richard Barbieri and others asked Dave for the inside scoop on the vintage Prophet-5 and the Rev 4 — one year on. The Return of a Legend Before the […]
Roland has announced the latest addition to the Legendary series of software-based Roland instruments available through Roland Cloud. In early 2021 — 30 years after the debut of the original JD-800 hardware synth — Roland introduced the JD-800 Model Expansion for the ZENOLOGY software synthesizer and select ZEN-CORE hardware instruments. Now, the anniversary celebration continues with the […]
We have written several times before on new tech in music, everything from AI powered instruments to innovative new gear. The new SOMI-1 from Instrument of Things is no exception as it truly merges movement and sound in an intuitive way. SOMI-1 is a highly precise sensor technology that provides performers, musicians and creators the […]
This past days we have been treated with two new exciting updates – one from Reason Studios and one from Roland. Reason 12 had a big goal of upgrading the Rack experience. It comes with a redesigned Combinator that is more customizable that allows the user to change the panel size, knobs, faders, buttons and […]
Music tech continues to evolve and below are two of the latest editions covering both 3D audio and AI generated lyrics creation. Researchers have developed a new AI that can create lyrics for live instrumental music. Titled LyricJam, the system listens to an audio stream via a microphone, whilst producing lyrical content to match in real time. Users […]
Although Moby has been fairly active, releasing stuff every now and then, not much has centered around him for the past decade or so. We guess the main story surfaced when Moby announced that he was going to sell off his massive drum machine collection (200-300 pcs or so). However, now Moby has released a […]
The waiting is over – announced already back in November 2020 Live 11 is finally here. Perhaps a small gift for those who also saw this week’s top headliner that Daft Punk has called it quits after 28 years. So, what is new in Live 11? In short: Flexible comping tools; Support for expressive performance […]
The Behringer Neutron has been out for a couple of years, but we believe it deserves a bit of extra attention. Within the space of modular synthesizers the Neutron is probably the closest you can get to a full fledged Eurorack without paying way beyond your budget. The Neutron encompasses the true spirit of modulars […]
Cherry Audio has introduced Polymode Synthesizer, a new software synth, inspired by the Moog Polymoog synthesizer. What we like in particular is that Polymode is unique in that it’s not just a straight off remake but a reimagining of sorts – made to sound like the Moog but with contemporary features and better navigation. Here’s what they have to […]