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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
So the mystical posters across various places has now finally been revealed and although everything looks cool one need to understand that this very much is actually functionally identical to running AFX Mode on a Bass Station II, in other words no new firmware updates. At the end of this post we have gathered a […]
One may always debate whether a new book is needed on the subject, but it has apparently not refrained the authors for providing this new read. The book titled Synthesizer Evolution: From Analogue to Digital (and Back) celebrates the evolution of the electronic instrument and its impact on music culture. From acid house to prog-rock, there is […]
Arturia has introduced the PolyBrute, a 6-voice analog synthesizer with (as they claim) unprecedented expressivity and sound morphing capabilities. Arturia seems to be determined to use every possible variation to its Brute line up. At some point one could imagine the MatrixBrute to be their crescendo, but the company appears to be determined to give more […]
For those of you hoping for yet another beast out of the Moog factory, then you’ll need to wait a bit longer. However, this new little beauty is more then meets the eye and should suit most pockets. Sprung out of the Moog collaborative workshops this is a new semi-modular synth that also integrates neatly […]
A synth is of course always worth celebrating, but perhaps the EMS Synthi 100 deserves some extra attention – that is at least what Soulwax thinks. Below is the new trailer where the EMS Synthi 100 takes on center stage. “It is a living instrument producing a living sound.” Soulwax, aka David & Stephen Dewaele, […]
If you don’t think you are able to find what you are looking for with the music retailers, then it is perhaps time to think about building your own. DIY allows you to craft according to your specs and Electrosmith are hear to help you accomplish just that. Audio electronics company Electrosmith has launched a Kickstarter for […]
Time again for the big event and we can be sure that exciting news will pour in as NAMM opens its doors to the world of music production. KORG is one of the first ones out. They have unveiled their newest synthesizer, the Wavestate, a completely reimagined version of their legendary ’90s Wavestation. Using the […]
So what is it that KORG has in store for us? Check out the newly release teaser from KORG below. The Japanese manufacturer has also been busy on the soft side of things with their newly launched Triton software, all the details lined up. Visa det här inlägget på Instagram 1.7.2020 ? Ett inlägg delat […]
The year of the synth is coming to an end and as can be expected it has been an exciting one. Euroracks continues to go strong but the traditional machines have also gotten their place in the limelight. Reverb magazine has published an overview of the top sellers in 2019, both in terms of cash […]
After a 5 year abatement English electronic musician Tom Jenkinson, better known as Squarepusher is back with a new album “Be Up A Hello”, out on the 31st of January. Fans can enjoy a taster as the double-A side 12” Vortrack will be released on the 6th of December, featuring Squarepusher’s Fracture remix. The new record, influenced […]
Ableton has announced the release of CV Tools, a collection of devices that allow you to control and interact with your modular gear with Live 10 Suite. At long last, Ableton has released their highly sought after CV Tools update, allowing users to directly control their hardware from inside the DAW. While there have been many […]
We are not sure how many chiptune software synths that are out there in cyberspace, we recon endless versions all attempting to mimic that pleasant sound of vintage machines – that we of course all love so much. Still today tons of tracks are spiced up a bit by adding small quirks, beats and beeps […]
So the Moog One has finally been launched, although it comes with a hefty price tag ($5,999/$7,999). The Moog One was announced earlier this month as a successor to the discontinued Memorymoog which the company produced from 1982-1985. Following its tradition Moog has not moved far from its design guidelines. Knobs, UX and materials are much […]
We came across an interesting website the other day that is still under construction, but its ambitions are sure promising. Vintage Synth Explorer in all its glory, but listening on the sounds on all those great vintage machines contributes of course even more to the overall experience. Although currently still in BETA mode Synthsounds.net has […]
A serious contender to KORG and other players in the ultra-portable format has come through Skulpt. UK synth manufacturer Modal Electronics has announced its latest instrument, a four-voice virtual analog polysynth that will cost under $300. Skulpt launches on Kickstarter on July 13, and is described by Modal as the first of a “new family of highly portable electronic […]
One synth to rule them all. Or simply yet another more machine in the ever increasing synth avalanche that has been going on the past years. Or maybe this new baby from Moog has some tricks up its sleeves that makes it stand out in the crowd. With a definitive retro look and bright colors […]
We’ve reported on artificial intelligence in music before, as well as Google´s attempts in the field, and now we are seeing some concrete results. Google’s new A.I.-powered synthesizer, the NSynth Super is a device that can fuse the sounds of up to four different instruments—this can create a completely new sonic palette. Check out the video […]
Anyone into electronic music and synthesizer compositions is bound to have experienced the music for the original Blade Runner movie. Vangelis´album certainly ranks among the most impressive soundtracks to date. Now you will have the opportunity to explore the sounds of Blade Runner yourself. Deckard´s Dream was revealed at the 2018 NAMM show. Black Corporation unveiled […]