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    Yonac Kauldron

    Virtual Analogue Synth App For iOS

    Kauldron is most certainly up there in terms of analogue sonics and with its combination of features and competitive pricing, should prove attractive to many.

    Reviews May 2018
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    Rabid Elephant Natural Gate

    Eurorack Module

    Classic low-pass gates are probably best associated with the Buchla modulars. However, Rabid Elephant decided against the vactrols, aiming to produce something faster, more accurate, durable and natural-sounding.

    Reviews May 2018
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    Intellijel Plonk

    Eurorack Module

    Plonk uses AAS physical modelling to generate many voices of a typical drum machine, but it’s equally suited to creating strikes and hits with no real-world equivalent...

    Reviews May 2018
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    Roland SH-01A

    Synthesizer

    Roland continue to mine their considerable legacy with another Boutique module, this time based on the simple but much-loved SH-101.

    Reviews May 2018
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    Korg Prologue

    Polyphonic Synthesizer

    Korg’s new “flagship analogue synthesizer” actually incorporates plenty of digital technology — and to great effect!

    Reviews Apr 2018
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    Modor Formant Filter

    Eurorack Module

    Formant Filter offers morphing between three different vowel sounds and via parallel band-pass filters, it delivers convincing vocal tones...

    Reviews Apr 2018
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    Intellijel/Cylonix Rainmaker

    Stereo Spectral Rhythm Delay Eurorack Module

    Rainmaker consists of a stereo 16-tap spectral delay paired with a 64-tap comb resonator, the latter sporting external triggering options that turn it into a (single-voice) Karplus-Strong synthesizer.

    Reviews Apr 2018
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    Polivoks Pro

    Analogue Synthesizer

    The original Polivoks is rare, iconic, nasty and fabulous in equal measure. So how does a modern-day reincarnation compare with the classic?

    Reviews Apr 2018
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    Arturia MiniBrute 2 & 2S

    Analogue Synthesizers

    The hugely successful MiniBrute has evolved into what Arturia describe as a synthesis ‘ecosystem’, but the MiniBrute 2 and 2S aren’t just updates — they’re completely new instruments.

    Reviews Feb 2018
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    DPW Design MÖG WF-1 Wavefolder

    Eurorack Module

    The MÖG Wavefolder doesn’t just modify waveform shape, it squishes, shifts, boosts and distorts — and is equally happy doing the same to control signals.

    Reviews Feb 2018
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    Roland D-05

    Linear Synthesizer

    Thirty years after the launch of the groundbreaking D-50, Roland’s Boutique version offers the same iconic sound.

    Reviews Feb 2018
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    Wolfgang Palm PPG Infinite

    Synthesizer App [iOS]

    Wolfgang Palm is undoubtedly a bit of a synth super-hero to many. He was the man behind wavetable synthesis back in the 1970s...

    Reviews Jan 2018
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    Expert Sleepers General CV Eurorack Module

    Expert Sleepers General CV

    Eurorack Module

    Every now and again a module appears that slots into a niche you didn’t realise existed, but once it’s there you start to see all kinds of new possibilities...

    Reviews Jan 2018
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    Music Things Modular Turing Machine MkII Eurorack Module

    Music Thing Modular Turing Machine MkII

    Eurorack Module

    Bored with plain old Sample & Hold? We check out the updated Turing Machine MkII along with the new Pulses and Volts expanders.

    Reviews Jan 2018
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    Korg iMono/Poly

    Synthesizer iOS App

    Korg's latest soft synth is an iOS version of the Mono/Poly, which appears to be so similar to previous versions that it can swap patches with them...

    Reviews Dec 2017
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    Dave Smith Instruments Prophet Rev 2

    Polyphonic Synthesizer

    The Rev 2’s attractive feature set and inviting price tag could make it the most popular Prophet yet.

    Reviews Dec 2017
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    Vermona quadroPOL

    Eurorack Module

    The quadroPOL works as a VC mixer or quad VCA, with the ring modulation and the polarising qualities adding something extra...

    Reviews Dec 2017
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    Liivatera TZ-VCO

    Eurorack Module

    The TZ-VCO is 100 percent analogue, and unusual in several respects...

    Reviews Dec 2017
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    Radikal Technologies Swarm Oscillator RT-311

    Eurorack Module

    Radikal Technologies, best known for the Spectralis 2 synth/sampler/sequencer, have entered Eurorack with a distinctive...

    Reviews Nov 2017
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    Doepfer A110-2 Basic VCO

    Eurorack Module

    For 20 years or so the A110 has been the company's basic voltage-controlled oscillator. Aware that there were more possibilities for VCO modules, Doepfer have very helpfully now released three new versions. Here, we take a quick look at the new A110-2.

    Reviews Nov 2017
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    Moog Minitaur Rev 2.2

    Bass Synthesizer

    Moog’s bovine bass synth just keeps getting better.

    Reviews Nov 2017

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