Pioneer’s new groovebox is a Dave Smith synth in DJ’s clothing.
Small company Rakit are making a big noise with their new drum synth.
With Apple’s AU plug-in format for iOS finally beginning to gain some serious ground, I reviewed the excellent...
The latest in the Boutique range is the result of an unexpected collaboration between Roland and Studio Electronics.
The System 8 may offer ‘plug-out’ recreations of Roland classics, but it’s also a versatile synthesizer with a character all of its own.
Future Retro’s Transient is a single-voice drum module based on 16-bit samples nabbed from classic drum machines, all delivered by a 12-bit DAC.
Jove has a modern replacement for the now-obsolete OTA (IR3109) used in the original Jupiter 6 and it has been given voltage control of resonance along with an extra two-pole low-pass mode...
When it comes to virtual effects and instruments, Sugar Bytes don’t really do ‘normal’. Even Unique, on the surface a pretty conventional-looking software synth, manages to pack in a twist or two...
ROTOR is the latest release by Barcelona-based Reactable Systems, and brings another slice of their attention-grabbing virtual modular synth to a wider audience.
Allegedly inspired by John Cage’s interpretation of the Chinese divination text, I Ching, random voltages are generated by Chance for each digitally-generated coin toss...
There are plenty of reasons to feed MIDI data into your Eurorack; Mono-MIDI offers traditional CV and Gate outs plus arpeggiator...
Another seriously compact offering from Belgium, Logica Gater, is a combined logic and gate module.
Could a mash-up of Novation’s Circuit and Bass Station II with a pinch of modular connectivity be the perfect recipe for the modern monosynth?
Soma Laboratory’s Lyra-8 may force you to reconsider everything you think you know about synthesizers.
If you are a fan of iOS synths that allow you to get your programming hands dirty, then Layr is going to be of considerable interest.
Bastl Instruments’ miniature modular really is very, very small indeed.
Morphagene is Make Noise’s attempt to take creative tape splicing and microsound exploration into the 21st century...
The Klavis Twin Waves, also known as VCDO (Voltage Controlled Dual Oscillator) is a small, skiff-friendly module with a minimal interface.
Roland have recreated their classic vocoder at a fraction of the cost — and size.
Eowave’s Ribbon 2 combines a 12-bit synth and a ribbon controller in 24-inches of plexiglass.
The original E-mu Morpheus was capable of real-time morphing in just one dimension, but today’s processors have much more power and can therefore offer 3D morphing — and in stereo.
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