XILS Lab have recreated a classic Roland string synth, and made a few improvements to boot.
Robin Rimbaud, AKA Scanner, takes us on an autobiographical sonic journey as he talks about his early fascination with tape recorders, to life beyond the computer screen and his studio filled with modular and table-top synths.
The Tetrapad and its expander, the Tête, offer a wealth of functions based around four touch- and pressure-sensitive...
The Jupiter name comes loaded with expectation. Can Roland hit their own high standards?
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.
Moog love to push boundaries, and the Subharmonicon may be their most unusual synth yet.
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...
In a rare interview, legendary composer Vangelis shares his thoughts on the role of synthesizers in music — including his beloved Yamaha CS80.
Kyra's FPGA-based synth engine is technologically innovative, but what's it like as an instrument?
The original Chord module, reviewed in SOS February 2017 by Jyoti Mishra, offered an excellent way to get polyphony and, more...
This Voltage Controlled MIDI Controller takes all your Eurorack–based manipulations and maps them to the parameters of any MIDI device.
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'.
Modal's Argon 8X offers a lot of synthesizer for a very compelling price.
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.
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.
Trident offers three analogue oscillators, but what's distinctive about it is the internal cross-modulation that can be set up between them.
There's more to Korg's dinky kit synth than meets the eye. Much more...
Seldom has a new synth from a new company excited so much anticipation as the Hydrasynth. Should you believe the hype?
With its impressively fast tracking system and analogue synth-like sounds, this is a guitar synth with which guitarists can finally feel at ease.
The Erica Synths Pico System, and in fact the whole Pico range of modules, represents good value for money in a small package...
Much more than just an expanded Grandmother, the Matriarch has all the makings of a classic Moog synth.
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