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    Arturia MiniBrute 2 & 2S

    Analogue Synthesizers

    The hugely successful MiniBrute has evolved into what Arturia describe as a synthesis ‘ecosystem’, but the MiniBrute 2 and 2S aren’t just updates — they’re completely new instruments.

    Reviews Feb 2018
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    DPW Design MÖG WF-1 Wavefolder

    Eurorack Module

    The MÖG Wavefolder doesn’t just modify waveform shape, it squishes, shifts, boosts and distorts — and is equally happy doing the same to control signals.

    Reviews Feb 2018
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    Roland D-05

    Linear Synthesizer

    Thirty years after the launch of the groundbreaking D-50, Roland’s Boutique version offers the same iconic sound.

    Reviews Feb 2018
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    Wolfgang Palm PPG Infinite

    Synthesizer App [iOS]

    Wolfgang Palm is undoubtedly a bit of a synth super-hero to many. He was the man behind wavetable synthesis back in the 1970s...

    Reviews Jan 2018
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    Expert Sleepers General CV Eurorack Module

    Expert Sleepers General CV

    Eurorack Module

    Every now and again a module appears that slots into a niche you didn’t realise existed, but once it’s there you start to see all kinds of new possibilities...

    Reviews Jan 2018
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    Music Things Modular Turing Machine MkII Eurorack Module

    Music Thing Modular Turing Machine MkII

    Eurorack Module

    Bored with plain old Sample & Hold? We check out the updated Turing Machine MkII along with the new Pulses and Volts expanders.

    Reviews Jan 2018
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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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