Two more iOS apps reviewed: Futronica SAMMI Synth Multi-instrument • Xynthesizr Synth & Sequencer.
Cakewalk’s Rapture soft synth has been completely reworked and re-imagined: introducing Rapture Pro.
Question: What’s the difference between Carmen Electra and Carbon Electra? Answer: One is a glamour model and performer, the other is a four-oscillator subtractive synth that will work as a plug-in within your DAW.
With a large, well–equipped control panel and a gratuitously laden effects rack, the JDXA could be Roland’s most ambitious, hands–on synthesizer in many years.
Once again allowed to use the Sequential name, Dave Smith’s latest instrument is a tribute to a genuinely classic synthesizer.
Yamaha’s Reface range recreates four of their classic instruments in miniature form.
Released in 1988, Korg’s M1 was arguably the most popular workstation keyboard of the late ’80s and early ’90s. Korg have now brought the M1 to the iPad in the form of their iM1 app.
This 21st-century emulation of the SID 8‑bit soundchip is accurate down to its three notes of polyphony and ability to export your songs for playback on an actual Commodore 64.
Finally, a truly polyphonic guitar synth that you can use with any standard electric guitar — with no need for a hex pickup!
With its familiar interface and enormous potential for expressive control, is the ROLI Seaboard the future of the keyboard?
Never afraid of a challenge, Arturia have undertaken the first software emulation of the celebrated Oberheim Matrix 12.
The Dreadbox Erebus is an unusual small–format synth with an inviting price tag.
As it reaches its second incarnation, we ask: is Spectrasonics’ Omnisphere the world’s best soft synth?
In 1991 Roland introduced the company’s first Sound Canvas module, the SC55. Aimed at the enthusiast market, the SC55 offered...
Roland’s JDXi crams an awful lot of synth into a very small box.
Serum’s slick interface belies an extremely flexible wavetable synthesizer.
Akai iMPC Pro iOS sampling workstation and the Klevgrand Enkl Synth App.
The Lead A1 aims to condense the most playable elements of the Nord keyboard range into a single instrument.
The Korg MS20 rides again... again! The latest version takes the form of an expanded desktop module with accompanying sequencer.
The Theremini’s pitch-quantisation and price tag make it the most accessible Theremin instrument yet.
Not satisfied with remaking their own classics, Korg engineers have recreated ARP’s legendary synthesizer, the Odyssey.
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