Milestone celebrated in California
Yamaha marked the 40th anniversary of the introduction of the company’s first synthesizer, the SY-1, with a...
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 (...
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...
To synth addicts, the new Pro 2 from Dave Smith Instruments will look rather familiar, bearing many of the...
12-voice British hybrid polysynth arrives
British electronic instrument manufacturer Modulus have announced the availability of the Modulus 002...
MIDI, CV & USB I/O modules announced
Back in the April 2014 edition we reviewed the Synth Kit, a...
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...
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...
Waldorf have based the look of their new Streichfett String Synthesizer on their recent Rocket synth (...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
No solder or wires with DIY Synth Kit
Analogue Mono Synth
Virtual analogue performance synthesizer
New Volca series offers rhythm station, bass and lead synths
Novation announce Bass Station II