Sweden’s foremost event for EBM, Electro pop and everything in between is back with yet another impressive line up this year’s event. The event is, as always, hosted at Inkonst – Malmö’s prime venue for the alternative music scene. In other words gear up for the biggest electronic party in 2022. electriXmas has spoiled us […]
Telex an all time personal favourite and fore-runner when it comes to electronic pop music are back in the limelight. Out now is “EP1” by Telex which acts as a teaser for a box set collecting their 6 studio albums. Out on Mute on 3 March 2023 the box set holds remastered reissues of their […]
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 […]
If Brutalism is somewaht of an indication of Jeam-Michel’s upcoming album we can expect a lot of experimental noise and soundscapes. JM may even have used field recording as a means of powering up his electronic ventures. Jean-Michel Jarre is back with his 22nd album this October, embracing VR technology with whats described as a groundbreaking […]
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 […]
BLEASS has released Monolit, a free software synth that they say is tailor-made for creating “thunderous basses, searing leads, sparkling arpeggios and other-worldly SFX.” BLEASS is celebrating Music Day with the release of a free monosynth instrument for Windows, Mac and iOS. Monolit combines the rich analog sound and intuitive ease-of-use of BLEASS Alpha with the creative expressiveness of BLEASS Omega, […]
Italy’s X Audio Systems has announced the Beats FM, an experimental all-in-one stereo analog synthesizer, processor and sync unit with FM/AM/SW radio. They say that the Beats FM “offers a new approach to music and sound creation, that no other instrument can offer.” It’s the equivalent of 8 synth modules, enclosed in a high-quality beech/aluminum case with an […]
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, […]
Hannes Bieger Balance Compilation has been years in the making, as Hannes, one of Europe’s most sought-after mixing and mastering engineers, acquired some of the highest talent in the industry to bring on for the project. Bieger’s Balance Compilation is made up entirely of his own original productions, alongside high-caliber acts and collaborators, creating a […]
It is with great sadness that we’ve learned the other day that Klaus Schulze has passed away. His legacy will however live on and continue to inspire for generations to come. Klaus Schulze was known for his early work with Tangerine Dream, the krautrock band Ash Ra Tempel, and especially his electronic music solo work […]
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, […]
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 […]
Moog has launched a new documentary series called GIANTS, which will use original music, imagery and more to explore the effect and legacy of some of electronic music’s most influential personalities. “The artists in this series have left an indelible impact on electronic music history and culture, and their contributions have pushed the artform and industry […]
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 […]
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 […]
About time that one of the most influential acts in modern music finally got the recognition they should have received year’s ago 🙂 Kraftwerk received a Music Excellence Award this weekend after they were inducted at the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony. Honoured by Pharrell Williams, Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore, Run-DMC’s Darryl McDaniels, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, and […]
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 […]
Haven’t seen this one before but if you are into electronic music and the legacy behind it make sure to check it out. Modulations is a feature-length documentary that captures a moment in history where humans and machines are fusing to create today’s most exciting sounds. It traces the evolution of electronic music as one […]
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 […]
Especially so if the origin is coming from a cult classic like Telex. The Belgian trio has mesmerized us for decades with their utterly beautiful synth tracks powered by modular machines. Telex came up on our radar back in the 80’s and after a number of successful albums and a best of collection things went […]