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    Arturia OB-Xa V

    Software Synthesizer

    Arturia's latest instrument is a software recreation of Oberheim's pinstriped polysynth.

    Reviews . Aug 2020
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    Cre8Audio NiftyBundle

    Eurorack Case & Modules

    The NiftyBundle offers an extremely affordable gateway into the world of modular synthesis.

    Reviews . Aug 2020
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    Audio Damage Continua

    Synthesizer Plug-in

    Continua is a three-oscillator, twin-filter analogue-style synthesizer plug‑in for Mac, Windows and iOS, and there's even an experimental Linux build too.

    Reviews Aug 2020
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    Xaoc Devices Odessa

    Eurorack Module

    Xaoc's Odessa aims to bring additive synthesis to the Eurorack world.

    Reviews . Aug 2020
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    Erica Synths Fusion VCF3, Fusion Modulator & Fusion VCA-Waveshaper-Ringmod

    Eurorack Modules

    The Fusion Series is all about valves. It's Erica's premium offering of Eurorack modules and is dripping with extreme saturation and deep gooey darkness.

    Reviews . Aug 2020
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    Synthesis Techniques For Emulating Vintage Sounds

    Sound Design Workshop

    Any synth can be coaxed into producing vintage-sounding patches...

    Techniques . Aug 2020
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    XILS Lab X505

    Software Synthesizer

    XILS Lab have recreated a classic Roland string synth, and made a few improvements to boot.

    Reviews . Aug 2020
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    Intellijel Tetrapad & Tête

    Eurorack Modules

    The Tetrapad and its expander, the Tête, offer a wealth of functions based around four touch- and pressure-sensitive...

    Reviews . Jul 2020
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    Roland Jupiter X

    Polyphonic Synthesizer

    The Jupiter name comes loaded with expectation. Can Roland hit their own high standards?

    Reviews . Jul 2020
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    Alex Ball with his beloved ARP

    Alex Ball - Making The ARP Synth Documentary | Podcast

    YouTube Synthesizer Historian

    Alex Ball has built a reputation as one of the most informative and interesting synth historians of the YouTube age. Rob Puricelli talks with him about his recent documentary on ARP.

    People Jul 2020
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    Suzanne Ciani on Skype

    Suzanne Ciani | Podcast

    Synthesizer Pioneer, Sound Designer & Electronic Music Legend

    Join composer and electronic musician Caro C in conversation with Suzanne Ciani, a synthesizer and electronic music legend who has pushed the envelope since the 1960s.

    People Jun 2020
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    Rhythmic Robot Audio Dark Machine

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. From a damaged, poorly-maintained Soviet-era monosynth that suffers from crackles, frequency drift and other problems, RR saw an opportunity to create an unusual polysynth...

    Reviews Jun 2020
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    Waldorf Kyra

    Virtual Analogue Synthesizer

    Kyra's FPGA-based synth engine is technologically innovative, but what's it like as an instrument?

    Reviews . Jun 2020
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    Qu-Bit Chord V2

    Eurorack Module

    The original Chord module, reviewed in SOS February 2017 by Jyoti Mishra, offered an excellent way to get polyphony and, more...

    Reviews . Jun 2020
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    Befaco VCMC

    Eurorack Module

    This Voltage Controlled MIDI Controller takes all your Eurorack–based manipulations and maps them to the parameters of any MIDI device.

    Reviews . Jun 2020
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    Moog Subharmonicon - EXCLUSIVE FULL REVIEW

    Semi-modular Analogue Synthesizer

    Moog love to push boundaries, and the Subharmonicon may be their most unusual synth yet.

    Reviews Jun 2020
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    Modal Electronics Argon 8X

    Wavetable Synthesizer

    Modal's Argon 8X offers a lot of synthesizer for a very compelling price.

    Reviews . Jun 2020
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    Polyend Preset Recaller & Sequencer

    Eurorack Module

    The Preset offers a tantalising promise: presets in your modular, allowing you to save and recall up to nine control voltages in up to 1024 'presets'.

    Reviews . Jun 2020
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    Vangelis

    The Role Of Synthesizers In Music

    In a rare interview, legendary composer Vangelis shares his thoughts on the role of synthesizers in music — including his beloved Yamaha CS80.

    People . Jun 2020
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    David Vorhaus of White Noise.

    David Vorhaus | Podcast

    That Fairlight Sound!

    David Vorhaus of White Noise chats with Rob Puricelli about his early involvement with the Fairlight CMI and his Kaleidophon ribbon controller and Maniac sequencer inventions.

    People Jun 2020
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    Rossum Electro-Music Trident

    Eurorack Module

    Trident offers three analogue oscillators, but what's distinctive about it is the internal cross-modulation that can be set up between them.

    Reviews . May 2020

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