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    Modal Cobalt 8, Cobalt 8m & Cobalt 8x

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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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    Pioneer DJ Toraiz AS-1

    Synthesizer

    Pioneer’s new groovebox is a Dave Smith synth in DJ’s clothing.

    Reviews Nov 2017
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    Rakit Drum Synth

    Percussion Synthesizer

    Small company Rakit are making a big noise with their new drum synth.

    Reviews Nov 2017
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    Bram Bos Ripplemaker

    Synthesizer App For iOS

    With Apple’s AU plug-in format for iOS finally beginning to gain some serious ground, I reviewed the excellent...

    Reviews Oct 2017
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    Roland SE-02

    Synthesizer

    The latest in the Boutique range is the result of an unexpected collaboration between Roland and Studio Electronics.

    Reviews Oct 2017
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    Roland System 8

    Virtual Analogue Synthesizer

    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.

    Reviews Oct 2017
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    Future Retro Transient

    Eurorack Module

    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.

    Reviews Sep 2017
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    System 80 Jove

    Eurorack Module

    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...

    Reviews Sep 2017
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    Sugar Bytes Unique

    Synthesizer App For iOS

    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...

    Reviews Aug 2017
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    Reactable Systems ROTOR

    Modular Synth For iOS

    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.

    Reviews Aug 2017
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    Qu-Bit Chance

    Eurorack Module

    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...

    Reviews Aug 2017
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    Liivatera Mono-MIDI

    Eurorack Module

    There are plenty of reasons to feed MIDI data into your Eurorack; Mono-MIDI offers traditional CV and Gate outs plus arpeggiator...

    Reviews Aug 2017
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    Klavis Logica Gater

    Eurorack Module

    Another seriously compact offering from Belgium, Logica Gater, is a combined logic and gate module.

    Reviews Aug 2017
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    Novation Circuit Mono Station

    Sequenced Paraphonic Analogue Synthesizer

    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?

    Reviews Aug 2017
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    Soma Laboratory Lyra-8

    Organismic Synthesizer

    Soma Laboratory’s Lyra-8 may force you to reconsider everything you think you know about synthesizers.

    Reviews Aug 2017

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