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The best semi-modular synths: our guide to the finest modular-friendly analogue and digital hardware

<b>Semi-modular synthesizers are nothing new – the likes of Moog, Arp, Buchla and more were producing patchable analogue instruments throughout the ‘70s</b> …

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Deep Purple Release 1970 ‘Black Night’ Performance With Unseen Footage

The official Deep Purple YouTube channel has released a split-screen video that will be eagerly received by their legions of fans. It includes …

Watch a masterclass on making a synth lead in Sylenth1 with Stonebank (Monstercat)

Here we are with another guest masterclass from Point Blank. Following on from their recent session with Gammer, they’ve hit up another Monstercat …

Native Instruments Expands Reaktor Blocks With 5 new Modules

Native Instruments has released Reaktor Blocks 1.3, an update to their virtual modular system, that introduces a new Blocks family: Kodiak. These …

ROLI now make a $299, ultra-compact expressive keyboard

ROLI are filling out their mobile line of controllers, Blocks, with a two-octave keyboard – and that could change a lot. In addition to the wireless …

Ableton have now made it easy for any developer to work with Push 2

You know Ableton Push 2 will work when it’s plugged into a computer and you’re running Ableton Live. You get bi-directional feedback on the lit pads …

Moog Synthesizer IIIc (Or: Music For Riding Dragons)

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Go gear crazy with the best synth gear unveiled at Superbooth

In just its second edition, Schneidersladen has turned the Superbooth into the world’s coolest synth gathering and most focused electronic music gear …

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The founder of Native Instruments is releasing a gorgeous new hardware synth

<b>The C15 is a digital synth designed for live performers.</b><p><b>Nonlinear Labs</b> – a company owned by <b>Native Instruments</b> founder Stephan Schmitt – has opened …

Electro-Harmonix Introduces the Synth9

The pedal features nine of the most distinctive vintage-synth type sounds.

Moments in Music: 10 Synth Wizards and the Machines They Fell in Love With

This article was inspired by one of our readers’ comments. Dee suggested I check out Charanjit Singh who used a TB-303 before acid house was even …

Don Buchla, modular synthesizer pioneer, dies aged 79

The musician and inventor created the Buchla 200 and the Buchla Music Easel, which were used by Silver Apples and Grammy winner Suzanne Ciani<p>Don Buchla, the groundbreaking synthesizer inventor, has died age 79.<p>He was considered a true iconoclast with an uncompromising vision of what synthesizers …

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6 Producers Reflect on What Synth Innovator Don Buchla Meant to Electronic Music

EMA, Suzanne Ciani, and more pay tribute a man who tried to change the way humans interacted with their instruments.<p>Like few instrument designers before or since, Don Buchla wanted to change the way people thought about sound. Starting with his first electronic instrument—the Buchla Series 100—in …

Review: Moog Model D

Part arranger and part pro synth workstation, the MZ-X500 punches well above its price class in terms of sounds and features.

The genius of Don Buchla, by the synth disciples he inspired

<b>Don Buchla, the West Coast pioneer who was at the forefront of synthesiser innovation in the 1960s, died on September 14 at 79, from complications</b> …

The 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time

“As ignorable as it is interesting.” That’s the classic definition of ambient music, stated by Brian Eno in 1978 on the sleeve notes to his album <i>Ambient 1:</i> <i>Music for Airports</i>. And he should know, since he basically invented the genre three years earlier with his album <i>Discreet Music</i>. But while Eno’s …

NAMM2016 Introducing Make Noise 0-Coast Single Voice Desktop Synth

Amazon's stealth takeover of the smart home at CES 2016

Alexa everywhere<p>Of all the forecasts made here at CES, the smart home feels like one of the nearest to coming true. Nearly every big-name technology brand, from Google to Samsung to LG, is in the process of trying to own the way we interact with our appliances and our appliances interact with each …

Moog Mother-32 wants to be your intro to modular synthesis

Moog Music was already there for you with modular products if you wanted to live out a Keith Emerson fantasy and had thousands of dollars burning a …

Rise of the Synthesizer: How an Electronics Whiz Kid Gave the 1980s Its Signature Sound

By Ben MarksIn the summer of 1970, after popping into a pub for a pint, rock keyboardist Keith Emerson sat down at his enormous Moog modular …

Mother-32 | Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer

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Lush Vangelis Keys

<i>Synth Secrets is a series of programming tutorials in which we show how to make a range of classic and new synth sounds using plugins such as</i> …

The revolution will not be crystallized: a new method sweeps through structural biology

Move over X-ray crystallography. Cryo-electron microscopy is kicking up a storm by revealing the hidden machinery of the cell.

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Modular Synth Live-Set w/ VLK @ PLATINE 2015 Cologne #TTNM

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Arturia BeatStep Pro - First Look

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Moog Voyager CV Applications

Dick Hyman | Modular Improvisation

Driphouse Live on East Village Radio's Just Music