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    Modal Cobalt 8, Cobalt 8m & Cobalt 8x

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    IO‑Instruments Sponde

    Eurorack Module

    Given its excellent price tag, this Eurorack mixer has more features than it has any right to, and it doesn’t skimp on the sound quality.

    Reviews . Dec 2020
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    Patching Panda Moon Phase

    Eurorack Module

    This stereo analogue filter allows different filter modes for the left and right channels, and then messes with the dimensions of space by applying mid‑side processing afterwards.

    Reviews . Dec 2020
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    SoundMorph Dust

    Synthesizer & Effect Plug-in

    SoundMorph’s Dust takes an interplanetary approach to granular resynthesis.

    Reviews Dec 2020
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    UDO Audio Super 6

    Polyphonic Synthesizer

    UDO Audio’s highly anticipated debut instrument is a synthesizer with a sound all of its own.

    Reviews . Dec 2020
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    4MS Ensemble Oscillator

    Eurorack Module

    This ensemble oscillator comprises 16 sine wave VCOs in one module, each voice of which will play different (related) programmed notes/harmonics in arrays that you can select, tweak and voltage control.

    Reviews . Nov 2020
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    Don Lewis 2

    Don Lewis & Ned Augustenborg | Podcast

    The Untold Story Of A Synthesizer Pioneer

    Don Lewis toured with the Beach Boys, as well as played studio sessions for Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson. He's now the focus of a documentary film by Ned Augustenborg.

    People Nov 2020
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    Vince Clarke: Electronic Music Pioneer

    Writing & Recording Erasure's The Neon Album

    Over four decades, Vince Clarke has helped shape the sound of electronic music. We talk to him about how his working practices have changed, from early Depeche Mode to the new album from Erasure.

    People . Oct 2020
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    Waldorf STVC

    String Synthesizer & Vocoder

    The STVC is much more than just a string synth.

    Reviews . Oct 2020
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    4MS Listen Four, Listen Four Quarters, Listen IO & Listen Up

    Eurorack Modules

    There is no denying that 'utility' modules get a bad rap and are seen by many as uncool. But I see them more as...

    Reviews . Oct 2020
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    Clavia Nord Wave 2

    Polyphonic Synthesizer

    The Nord Wave 2 is a Jack of all trades and master of, well, really quite a lot!

    Reviews Oct 2020
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    Arturia PolyBrute

    Polyphonic Synthesizer

    Arturia step into the big league with their most ambitious instrument yet.

    Reviews Oct 2020
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    IO-Instruments Himalia

    Eurorack Module

    The name IO-Instruments was new to me when a box of intriguing-looking modules arrived on my doorstep. They are a ...

    Reviews Oct 2020
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    Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

    Producing Ambient Music

    We talk to prolific producer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith about her ambient compositions and love of Buchla synths.

    People . Sep 2020
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    Manny Fernandez

    Manny Fernandez - From DX to MODX | Podcast

    Programming Yamaha FM Synths

    Dr Manny Fernandez has been heavily involved in development and programming for Yamaha and is best known for his FM and Physical Modelling work through their glory years of new synthesis technologies in the DX7II, SY77/99, VL1, VP1, EX5, AN1x and FS1R. More recently he has been working with the Reface DX, Montage and MODX.

    People Sep 2020
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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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    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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    Robin Rimbaud, AKA Scanner, in his studio.

    Robin Rimbaud - Scanner | Podcast

    Life Beyond The Computer Screen

    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.

    People 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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