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 […]
TEGEL continues to push the boundaries of contemporary techno and electronic music. There latest release blends arcane basslines with sculptured beats that rave into the early morning. Faithful to their roots they incorporate industrial rhythms and ambient noise to faithfully reproduce a world of tomorrow. Endless electronic loops drive the intensity of the underground music […]
FJAAK, recently announced their third studio album entitled ‘Fjaakk The System.’ Set to drop on May 14th, 2024, it’s their first LP in six years and is being released on their own label, SPANDAU20. Alongside the announcement, the Berlin-based duo premiered the leading track ‘Redemption,’ which comes with its own music video. The upcoming album will feature collaborations with a different […]
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. […]
Juan Atkins has hit the restart button on his iconic electro moniker, Cybotron — 28 years after ‘Cyber Ghetto’, for the two-track EP ‘Maintain the Golden Ratio’. The record is set for release on October 13 via Tresor Records. Accompanying the release, the label announced on Instagram: “Cybotron has re-emerged in our contemporary cybercultural age when artifactual futures […]
Composer & synthesist Tomer Baruch (Synthesized Sounds of the Sea) and drummer Alex Brajkovic have released a new electronic soundtrack to the classic Fritz Lang dystopian science fiction silent film, Metropolis (1927). Fritz Lang’s Metropolis was a key example of German expressionist film and is considered as one of the first, if not the first, science fiction film that would eventually inspire and influence directors […]
A new digital experience from Moog Music celebrates the historic synthesizer manufacturer’s 70th anniversary, re-release of its most legendary analog synthesizer, and electronic music pioneer Bob Moog’s birthday (May 23rd). The new Model D website was created in collaboration with multi-disciplinary, independently owned design studio Pentagram and developer team Counterpoint. Drawing inspiration from ’90s video games and websites, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Stereoklang resident TEGEL has today released a new six track EP – available on all streaming channels. The EP AM / PM spans across tecno, minimal techno, addictive rhythms and ambient soundscapes, which has become the trademark of the Swedish act TEGEL. Below you will find the headline track Crazy. It contains all the signature […]
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 […]
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 […]