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New VST captures 38 classic synthesizers in one plug-in

Syntronik is suprisingly affordable...<p>IK Multimedia has just released Syntronik, a virtual synthesizer plugin that captures the sound of 38 iconic …

Synthesizers

The Vintage Synthesizer Museum

The Vintage Synthesizer Museum provides 'a unique space to experience, record, and learn about vintage analog synthesizers.' … Read More The Vintage …

Synthesizers

Roland is launching two new synths next month

<b>A new SH-101 perhaps?</b><p>Roland is launching two new synthesizers alongside additions to its drum and guitar ranges next month.<p>June 20 will see the …

Synthesizers

Peak is the new polysynth from the creator of Novation’s classics

Novation the synth manufacturer looks to be back with a vengeance.In addition to the new Circuit Bass Station as its mono/paraphonic synth offering, …

Synthesizers

Eowave’s Quandrantid Swarm is a weird scifi synth like no other

“All synths today just sound the same.” Sure. Fair. Well, but then something comes along that sounds more like it’s ready to produce a trippy …

Is the Vintage Synth Market Headed for a Downturn?

Prices on vintage analog synthesizers are very high — higher than they've ever been, in fact. Oscillators and MIDI sequences dominate pop radio, and …

Waldorf's new hybrid synth lets you make wild mutant sounds

<b>Quantum synthesis.</b><p>German synth manufacturer <b>Waldorf</b> has unveiled its latest instrument, a hybrid eight-voice polysynth called Quantum.<p>The synth was …

Synthesizers

The rarest synth in the world? Restoration has begun on an EMS Synthi 100, 1 of the 6 left in existence

Best known for the creation of spacey <i>Doctor Who</i> sound effects in the 70s and 80s, the EMS Synthi 100 is possibly one of the rarest and most sought …

Synthesizers

This Eurorack system is inspired by the Soviet-era Polivoks synth

<b>It’s small, but it makes a big sound.</b><p><b>Erica Synths</b> has opened orders for its latest project, a <b>Eurorack</b> modular system inspired by the Soviet-era</b> …

8 classic synths that are crying out to be reissued

<i>Love them or hate them, contemporary reproductions of beloved vintage synthesizers are here to stay. We’ve already been given new versions of</i> …

Curtis chip company speaks out against vintage synth cloning

<b>“Please know that there is only one manufacturer of the authentic CEM3340.”</b><p>The widow of analog synth chip pioneer Doug Curtis has spoken out against …

Moogfest celebrates music and the machines that make it

The synth-heavy Moogfest at SXSW (the main event is in May) is scheduled during the overlap of the festival's Interactive and Music tracks. That makes sense, because it's the perfect combination of music and technology. The pulsing tones of a synthesizer are born of musicians hunched over circuit …

Seaquence - creative synth and sequencer app

Synthesizers

How to strip back a synth preset to make it more usable

<b>What makes you select a synth preset as the starting point for inclusion in your track? Most of us turn to the output of dedicated sound designers at</b> …

Behringer wants to make a budget clone of the ARP 2600 synth

<b>Expect lots more vintage synth clones from Behringer.</b><p>Not content with creating <b>an affordable clone of Moog’s Minimoog Model D</b>, budget gear company</b> …

LayR synth promises big, multi-layered sounds on your iPhone or iPad

<b>Living Memory Software is seeking to ‘go large’ with its LayR iOS synth, which is multitimbral and capable of delivering up to 256 voices of “rich,</b> …

Sloo is the maddest, most swarming soft synth you’ve ever heard

When was the last time you just got lost in a synthesizer? Like, when you forgot everything else you were doing and just turned knobs and forgot what …

Music Production

Roland offers Jupiter-8 and Juno-106 synth apps via subscription

<b>Get two of the best synths of all time on your computer.</b><p><b>Roland</b> has added software versions of its Jupiter-8 and Juno-106 synths to its Roland Cloud …

Using An iPad Pro To Sequence Your Synth Rig

In this video, synthesist Todd Smith gives an overview of his iPad Pro-based sequencing system. Smith’s set up is based on an Apple iPad Pro handling …

IPad Pro

Love Hulten's Voxarray 61 is the swoon-worthy synth worth saving up for

Dreamy!<p>The Voxarray 61 modular synth from Swedish design house, Love Hulten, a swoon-worthy piece of kit well worth saving up for.<p>Featuring a cream …

Cool 360° Tour Of The Roland Synth Museum

Roland has shared a cool 360° tour of their private museum, which features Roland and BOSS musical instruments that date all the way back to their …

Mixing Secrets – Volume 5: Synths

Mixing Secrets – Volume 5: Synths | By Thomas Brett | <b></b><p><b>Introduction to the series:</b><p>In this weekly series of Blogs I’ll attempt to take you through some …

SynthMaster One is KV331’s new simplified plugin synth

<b>MusicRadar users</b> <b>voted KV331’s SynthMaster the best plugin synth in the world last year</b><b>, so a more affordable - and, dare we say it, prettier - synth</b> …

Behringer plans new synthesiser line starting from $49

• Previous<br>• Next<p>The DeepMind 12 is just the beginning of a bigger shift toward the synth market.<p>Behringer intend to create an entire line of synthesisers.<p>…

Vintage electronic synth sounds squeezed into a floor stomp

Since placing classic jazz, rock, pop and church organ sounds at the feet of guitar players with the release of its impressive B9 organ machine in …

New iPad Synth, DA ONE, Offers Multiple Synthesis Approaches

MN Signal Processing has introduced DA ONE Synth for iPad, a software synth that combines digital and (virtual) analog synthesis methods, including …

Synthesizers

Volca synth creator Tatsuya Takahashi leaves role as Korg's chief engineer

<b>The man who helped kickstart the affordable synth revolution is moving to an advisory role in the company.</b><p><b>Korg</b>‘s chief synth engineer <b>Tatsuya …

Roland System-8 Synthesizer Review

In the latest Sonic Lab video, reviewer <b>Nick Batt</b> takes a look at the <b>Roland System-8 Plug-Out Synthesizer</b>.<p>The System-8 is a new hardware synth that …

While His Synth Gently Beeps: Benge's Favourite Electronic LPs

We know you all love a bit of synth porn so here's Benge's Baker's Dozen - a sort of synth erotica reading, if you will, as he guides you through 13 …

It’s a Synthesizer. It’s a Violin. It’s a Modulin

It sounds a little like a Theremin and looks a lot like the contents of your scrap bin. But it’s a unique musical instrument called a modulin, and …