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    Nonlinear Labs upgrade C15 firmware

    Routing, modulation, and GUI improvements

    The latest firmware update for the Nonlinear Labs C15 greatly expands the instrument’s sound design capabilities and updates the GUI.

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    Don Lewis

    Don Lewis - Programming The DX7 | Podcast

    Creating The DX7 Factory Presets

    Back in November 2020 Don Lewis discussed his time programming the Yamaha DX7’s factory sounds. In the wake of Don’s passing, we decided to publish this excerpt and put on record his important contribution to this iconic synth.

    People Feb 2023
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    Mike Lindup - Level 42

    Mike Lindup - Level 42 And Beyond

    Talks about his new solo album: Changes 2

    Best known as the keyboardist and co-vocalist for Brit-Funk legends, Level 42, we caught up with Mike Lindup ahead of his new solo release, Changes 2.

    People Feb 2023
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    1010music Fireball, Lemondrop & Razzmatazz

    Desktop Synths & Sampler

    1010music’s diminutive Nanobox range has got it where it counts.

    Reviews . Feb 2023
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    Bastl Softpop SP2

    Semi-modular Synthesizer

    Bastl’s Softpop SP2 reins in the chaos but is still a far from conventional synth.

    Reviews . Feb 2023
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    Cherry Audio Elka-X

    Software Synthesizer

    Cherry Audio recreate that rarest of beasts, the Elka Synthex.

    Reviews . Feb 2023
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    U&I Software MetaSynth & Xx CTX

    Software Synthesizer & Sequencer

    Now in its third decade, MetaSynth is still a synthesizer like no other, and its companion sequencer Xx follows the same path...

    Reviews . Feb 2023
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    Erica Synths-Sonic Potions LXR-2

    Drum Machine Eurorack Module

    The LXR‑2 is a six-voice, 28HP module with the same sound engine as the LXR‑02...

    Reviews . Feb 2023
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    Future Sound Systems FIL4 Timbral Sculptor

    Eurorack Module

    Comprised of an 18dB/octave three‑pole multi‑mode filter, a VCA, two different West Coast‑style wavefolders and a rectifier, at its mildest end the FIL4 very much does what it says on the tin: it sculpts timbre.

    Reviews Feb 2023
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    Modular Profile: Jan Willem Hagenbeek

    Ginkosynthese

    Based in The Hague, Netherlands, Jan Willem Hagenbeek is best known in the modular world as Ginkosynthese...

    People Feb 2023
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    Pittsburgh Modular Taiga paraphonic modular eurorack synthesizer three-oscillator

    Pittsburgh Modular announce Taiga

    Three-oscillator paraphonic synthesizer

    Pittsburgh Modular's latest instrument is packed with features that showcase their R&D team's latest inventions. 

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    Superbooth 23 synthesizer electronic music industry trade show Berlin 2023

    Superbooth 23: Tickets on sale

    11 - 13 May 2023 at FEZ-Berlin

    Superbooth have announced that tickets for this year's show are now available for purchase. 

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    Erica Synths Mutant Brain MIDI input Eurorack module modular synth control

    Hexinverter Électronique modules

    Erica Synths to take over manufacture

    Hexinverter Électronique’s Mutant Brain MIDI input Eurorack module will now be manufactured by Erica Synths.  

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    Waldorf Quantum MK2 digital synthesizer granular sample based polyphonic aftertouch

    Waldorf introduce Quantum MK2

    Synth gains polyphonic aftertouch keybed

    Waldorf's flagship synthesizer now boasts double the voice count, hugely increased sample storage, and a polyphonic aftertouch keybed. 

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    Klavis Tweakers Eurorack module gain offset modulation control

    Klavis announce Tweakers Eurorack module

    Utility module offers gain and offset controls

    The latest Eurorack module from Klavis allows users to add gain and offset controls to the modulation inputs of other devices.

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    Modular Round‑up: Cases

    They may seem like an unromantic part of modular, but having the right case can make all the difference to your system.

    Reviews Jan 2023
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    Roland Fantom-0

    Workstation Synthesizer

    The Fantom‑0 squeezes the soul of its flagship big brother into a compact and affordable package.

    Reviews . Jan 2023
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    Spike Edney

    Queen’s Keyboard Player

    For Spike Edney, touring with one of the biggest bands in the world has meant keeping up with the very latest in stage keyboard technology.

    People . Jan 2023
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    Dawesome Novum

    Software Synthesizer

    Dawesome’s Novum is a granular synthesizer with a multi‑layered approach to sound design.

    Reviews Jan 2023
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    Eventide Misha

    Eurorack Module

    A melodic interval-based sequencer from Eventide with a unique set of features.

    Reviews Jan 2023
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    Sync Outside The Box

    Keeping Synths & Grooveboxes In Time

    Going DAWless presents many challenges — not least keeping all your gear in sync...

    Techniques . Jan 2023

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