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Thumbnail for article: Ploytec add 'Vocal Tract' model filter to PL2

18/07/14

Ploytec add 'Vocal Tract' model filter to PL2

New firmware for tiny synth pays homage to 80s synth

Ploytec, the makers of the teeny-weeny Pi L Squared synthesizer, have announced the availability of new firmware (...

Thumbnail for article: Dave Smith Instruments launch DSM01 Curtis Filter module

17/07/14

Dave Smith Instruments launch DSM01 Curtis Filter module

Company's first module recreates classic Prophet filter

At the Summer NAMM show today, Dave Smith Instruments introduced the DSM01 Curtis Filter module, their first modular...

Thumbnail for article: Summer NAMM 2014: Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 (Video)

17/07/14

Summer NAMM 2014: Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 (Video)

Monophonic/paraphonic synthesizer

To synth addicts, the new Pro 2 from Dave Smith Instruments will look rather familiar, bearing many of the...

Thumbnail for article: British invasion: Modulus 002 synth unveiled

10/07/14

British invasion: Modulus 002 synth unveiled

12-voice British hybrid polysynth arrives

British electronic instrument manufacturer Modulus have announced the availability of the Modulus 002...

Thumbnail for article: Korg & littleBits launch new Synth Kit modules

12/06/14

Korg & littleBits launch new Synth Kit modules

MIDI, CV & USB I/O modules announced

Back in the April 2014 edition we reviewed the Synth Kit, a...

Thumbnail for article: 'Emerson' Moog Modular revealed at Moogfest 2014

25/04/14

'Emerson' Moog Modular revealed at Moogfest 2014

SOS synth expert, Gordon Reid, gets the first look

It’s an old adage, but one that has once again proved to be true: the best place to hide something is in plain sight. So...

Thumbnail for article: MiniBrute SE and Keylab 88 from Arturia (Video)

18/03/14

MiniBrute SE and Keylab 88 from Arturia (Video)

Synth and piano-action controller keyboard announced

We got a quick demo of the new MiniBrute SE at the Musikmesse show last week. It's a beaut...

Thumbnail for article: Musikmesse 2014: Waldorf Streichfett (Video)

17/03/14

Musikmesse 2014: Waldorf Streichfett (Video)

String Synthesizer

Waldorf have based the look of their new Streichfett String Synthesizer on their recent Rocket synth (...

Thumbnail for article: Nord Lead A1R announced

10/03/14

Nord Lead A1R announced

Rack-mountable/desktop version of Lead A1 announced

Clavia have announced the Nord Lead A1R, a desktop or rack-mountable version of the new Lead A1 analogue modelling synthesizer...

Thumbnail for article: Korg developing ARP Odyssey

17/02/14

Korg developing ARP Odyssey

Faithful recreation of 1970s analogue synth to be released September

Korg have announced that they are developing a faithful recreation of the legendary 1970s analog synthesiser, the ARP Odyssey, for release later in 2014. 

Thumbnail for article: NAMM 2014: Korg MS20 Kit (Video)

10/02/14

NAMM 2014: Korg MS20 Kit (Video)

DIY Analogue Monosynth

Korg's decision to revive the MS20 in the form of the MS20 mini at the 2013 NAMM show was welcomed by synth lovers across the globe. Finally, the classic had returned, and it even had MIDI on USB and 5-pin DIN. But for some, its smaller keyboard and minijack patch leads didn't quite hit the spot in the way that the original did. 

Thumbnail for article: Novation release 'Maestros - The Novation Story'

4/02/14

Novation release 'Maestros - The Novation Story'

New documentary, free sample pack and synth competition launched

Novation is celebrating its heritage with a short film that explores the company's past, present, and future. It's also offering a completely free sample pack comprising over 800MB, and running a competition to win a synth.

Thumbnail for article: NAMM 2014: Moog Sub 37 Tribute (Video)

25/01/14

NAMM 2014: Moog Sub 37 Tribute (Video)

Two-oscillator paraphonic analogue synthesizer

We got a demo of the new limited edition Moog Sub 37 Tribute analogue paraphonic synth at the NAMM show today. Can't wait to get one in to SOS Towers for review...

Thumbnail for article: NAMM 2014: Nord Lead A1

24/01/14

NAMM 2014: Nord Lead A1

Analogue Modeling Aynthesizer

Nord Keyboards have announced the new Nord Lead A1 analogue modeling synthesizer. The Lead A1 combines the latest analogue modeling engine from the acclaimed Lead 4, with a streamlined interface for fast-track programming.

Thumbnail for article: Build your own synth with Korg and littleBits

8/11/13

Build your own synth with Korg and littleBits

No solder or wires with DIY Synth Kit

Thumbnail for article: Musikmesse 2013: Novation Bass Station (video)

19/04/13

Musikmesse 2013: Novation Bass Station (video)

Analogue Mono Synth

Thumbnail for article: Musikmesse 2013: Nord Lead 4 (Video)

19/04/13

Musikmesse 2013: Nord Lead 4 (Video)

Virtual analogue performance synthesizer

Thumbnail for article: Musikmesse 2013: Korg erupt with Volca analogue synth series (Video)

9/04/13

Musikmesse 2013: Korg erupt with Volca analogue synth series (Video)

New Volca series offers rhythm station, bass and lead synths

Thumbnail for article: Second Bass

8/04/13

Second Bass

Novation announce Bass Station II

Thumbnail for article: Arturia release Minimoog app for iPad

27/02/13

Arturia release Minimoog app for iPad

iMini recreates Moog's classic


 

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