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    Eurorack synth modules.

    The Secret World Of Modular Synthesizers

    Weird Science - The SOS Guide To The Modular Synth Underground

    Bedroom-based boffins the world over are manufacturing increasingly bizarre and esoteric synth modules. Come with us as we step away from the modular mainstream and take a look at some of the more eccentric Eurorack synth modules this weird world has to offer.

    Reviews Apr 2013
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    Muse Research Receptor VIP.

    Muse Research Receptor VIP

    Virtual Instrument & Plug-in Host

    Muse Research continue to refine their Receptor virtual instrument player.

    Reviews Apr 2013
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    Oberheim Two Voice Pro synthesizer.

    Analogue Performance Synthesizers

    Spotlight

    The recent resurgence of brand-new analogue synths means that there’s never been a better time to invest in one. We round up some of the more ‘hands-on’, performance-oriented models on the market...

    Reviews Mar 2013
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    Trautoniks Trautonium VT2012.

    Trautoniks Trautonium VT2012

    Analogue Synthesizer

    German company Trautoniks have painstakingly recreated a lost classic from the annals of electronic music history. What’s that? You’ve never heard of the Trautonium? Then read on...

    Reviews Mar 2013
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    Roland Integra 7.

    Roland Integra 7

    Sound Module

    The Integra 7 might at first glance seem to be a Jupiter in rack form, but it turns out there’s more to it than that — much, much more...

    Reviews Feb 2013
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    Korg iPolysix

    Synthesizer App For iOS

    The iPolysix app faithfully recreates the original synth's architecture, which had six VCOs, one for each of its six voices. Does it do the original justice?

    Reviews Feb 2013
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    A studio in the palm of your hand. For music and audio apps, the iPad Mini offers roughly the same performances as the third-generation iPad, but in a lighter, more slender and cheaper package.

    App Works

    Making Music On The Move

    This month we look at the new iPad Mini, Microsoft Surface and Borderlands Granular Synth app.

    Reviews Jan 2013
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    App Works

    Making Music On The Move

    We test Yonac Magellan synthesizer app and the PPG WaveGenerator synth app.

    Reviews Dec 2012
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    Novation Mininova

    Synthesizer

    Novation go back to their portable synth roots with a compact gem that reworks the Ultranova synth engine and adds a few extras...

    Reviews Nov 2012
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    Mutable Instruments Shruthi 1

    DIY Synth Module

    If you’re handy with a soldering iron, buying the Shruthi 1 gets you a lot of synth for your buck...

    Reviews Sep 2012
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    Roland Jupiter 50

    Performance Synthesizer

    Roland’s Jupiter 80 has gained a little brother in the shape of the Jupiter 50. Does this slimmed-down synth offer the same Supernatural sound?

    Reviews Aug 2012
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    Sonic Academy ANA

    Software Synthesizer

    Don’t let its low price fool you: Sonic Academy’s debut synth has a lot going for it...

    Reviews Aug 2012
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    Wave Alchemy Pro II

    Software Synthesizer

    Wave Alchemy’s Pro II aims to fill the curious, Pro One-shaped hole in the soft-synth market.

    Reviews Aug 2012
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    Tascam iU2 • Reactable Mobile

    App Works: Making Music On The Move

    We check out the Tascam iU2 audio interface, and sneak a peak at Reactable's Mobile tactile synth for iOS and Android.

    Reviews Jul 2012
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    Arturia Oberheim SEM V

    Software Synthesizer

    Tom Oberheim’s classic two-voice synth gets the Arturia treatment in the form of the SEM V.

    Reviews Jul 2012
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    Izotope Iris

    Software Synthesizer

    Izotope’s Iris offers a new take on sound design via its innovative sample resynthesis engine.

    Reviews Jul 2012
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    Rob Papen Blade

    Software Synthesizer

    Is Rob Papen’s Blade the cutting edge of additive synthesis?

    Reviews Jul 2012
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    John Bowen Synth Design Solaris

    Synthesizer

    Years in the making, John Bowen’s Solaris is finally with us. So is this hugely ambitious synthesizer everything we hoped it would be?

    Reviews Jun 2012
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    Analogue Solutions Leipzig S

    Analogue Synthesizer

    Analogue Solutions make a bid for your cash with a retro-styled synth offering big, fat Moog-style sounds and a built-in sequencer. Could this be their best synth yet?

    Reviews May 2012
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    Moog Minitaur

    Analogue Bass Synthesizer

    The Minitaur may look like a simple beast, but there’s much more to Moog’s most affordable synth than meets the eye...

    Reviews May 2012
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    GForce ImpOSCar 2

    Software Synthesizer

    GForce’s acclaimed OSCar emulator gets a major update — and a deluxe control surface, in the shape of the Touch Digital IMP2C.

    Reviews Apr 2012

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