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Thumbnail for article: NAMM 2015: Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators (Video)

26/01/15

NAMM 2015: Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators (Video)

Rhythm, bass and lead synths for $59 each — hear them now

Teenage Engineering have always had a bit of a leftfield approach to product design, and their latest...

Thumbnail for article: NAMM 2015: Sequential Prophet-6 (Video)

26/01/15

NAMM 2015: Sequential Prophet-6 (Video)

Six-voice polyphonic analogue synth

It's been 30 years since the last Sequential synth, but at the NAMM show, we got a demo a brand new one from...

Thumbnail for article: NAMM 2015: Roland JD-Xi (Video)

25/01/15

NAMM 2015: Roland JD-Xi (Video)

Analogue/Digital crossover synth with sequencer & vocal FX

We got a look at the new JD-Xi synth from Roland at teh NAMM show today. Watch our short video for a quick...

Thumbnail for article: NAMM 2015: Korg MS-20M Kit & SQ1

24/01/15

NAMM 2015: Korg MS-20M Kit & SQ1

Analogue desktop rack synth kit with step sequencer

We reported on Korg's latest announcements earlier this week —...

Thumbnail for article: NAMM 2015: Korg ARP Odyssey (Video)

23/01/15

NAMM 2015: Korg ARP Odyssey (Video)

Duophonic synthesizer

At the NAMM show today we got a quick demo of Korg's new ARP Odyssey. For all the details,...

Thumbnail for article: Dave Smith unveils Sequential Prophet-6 analogue polysynth

23/01/15

Dave Smith unveils Sequential Prophet-6 analogue polysynth

Sequential reacquired by Dave Smith, new synth debuted

In a surprising move, Yamaha have given back the rights to the Sequential name — originally created by ...

Thumbnail for article: Akai let Timbre Wolf and Tom Cat out of the bag

22/01/15

Akai let Timbre Wolf and Tom Cat out of the bag

New analogue synth and drum machine from Akai announced

It was only nine months ago that Akai Professional took the music production world by surprise with the announcement...

Thumbnail for article: Korg launch ARP Odyssey, MS-20 module & SQ-1 sequencer

22/01/15

Korg launch ARP Odyssey, MS-20 module & SQ-1 sequencer

Check out Korg's new NAMM synth line-up

So we were at Korg's NAMM press event today and got a look at the new ARP Odyssey and the updated Korg Kronos. But...

Thumbnail for article: NAMM 2015 Live: Korg Launch Event

21/01/15

NAMM 2015 Live: Korg Launch Event

Watch the live stream here at 3pm PST/11pm GMT

Thumbnail for article: NAMM 2015: Moog Modulars (Video)

21/01/15

NAMM 2015: Moog Modulars (Video)

Exclusive first look at System 55, System 35 & Model 15

Thumbnail for article: The Moog Modular returns!

19/01/15

The Moog Modular returns!

System 55, 35 and Model 15 manufactured for first time in decades

Today, Moog Music Inc. announce their plans to commence the limited-run manufacturing of three of their most sought...

Thumbnail for article: 40 years of Yamaha synthesizers

14/08/14

40 years of Yamaha synthesizers

Milestone celebrated in California

Yamaha marked the 40th anniversary of the introduction of the company’s first synthesizer, the SY-1, with a...

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 (...


 

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