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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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    PATCH & TWEAK with Moog Book

    PATCH & TWEAK with Moog

    A new book on Moog’s Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizers

    The creators of the highly-regarded original PATCH & TWEAK book have teamed up with Moog Music to produce this 200-page book on Moog’s Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizers.

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    Arturia PolyBrute

    Arturia PolyBrute unveiled

    Click to read our world-exclusive in-depth review!

    Click to read our in-depth, world exclusive review of Arturia's brand-new flagship polysynth.

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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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    Modular Interfacing

    CV & The Audio Interface

    Everything you need to know to get your DAW talking to your modular system via your audio interface.

    Techniques . 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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    Akai EWI Solo

    Akai unveil EWI Solo

    “Most portable” EWI features built-in speaker & battery operation

    “Most portable EWI to date" features built-in speaker, battery operation and 200 onboard sounds.

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    Synthesis Techniques For Emulating Vintage Sounds

    Sound Design Workshop

    Any synth can be coaxed into producing vintage-sounding patches...

    Techniques . 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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    Alex Ball with his beloved ARP

    Alex Ball - Making The ARP Synth Documentary | Podcast

    YouTube Synthesizer Historian

    Alex Ball has built a reputation as one of the most informative and interesting synth historians of the YouTube age. Rob Puricelli talks with him about his recent documentary on ARP.

    People Jul 2020
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    DiN TV

    UK electronica label launch DiN.tv channel

    Streaming video

    The UK electronica label DiN has launched its own TV channel on YouTube.

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    Delve into Omnisphere with new ILIO video series

    Seven Days Of Sound Design covers a range of synthetic sounds

    Seven Days Of Sound Design series covers a range of synthetic sounds, and includes downloadable Omnisphere patches.

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    Online DX7 patch generator launched

    Artificial intelligence takes the pain out of FM programming

    New website uses artificial intelligence to take the pain out of FM programming

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    Vangelis

    The Role Of Synthesizers In Music

    In a rare interview, legendary composer Vangelis shares his thoughts on the role of synthesizers in music — including his beloved Yamaha CS80.

    People . Jun 2020
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    David Vorhaus of White Noise.

    David Vorhaus | Podcast

    That Fairlight Sound!

    David Vorhaus of White Noise chats with Rob Puricelli about his early involvement with the Fairlight CMI and his Kaleidophon ribbon controller and Maniac sequencer inventions.

    People Jun 2020
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    Suzanne Ciani on Skype

    Suzanne Ciani | Podcast

    Synthesizer Pioneer, Sound Designer & Electronic Music Legend

    Join composer and electronic musician Caro C in conversation with Suzanne Ciani, a synthesizer and electronic music legend who has pushed the envelope since the 1960s.

    People Jun 2020
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    Sound Semiconductor update a classic filter

    New SSI2140 is based on a classic Dave Rossum IC

    The brand-new SSI2140 is based upon the classic Dave Rossum-designed SSM2040 chip.

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    Korg release The Pyjama Cookbook

    Free eBook packed with synth-makers' recipes!

    Free new eBook is packed with the recipes of legendary synth-makers!

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    Moog release Subharmonicon

    Read our world-exclusive in-depth review now!

    Moog's unique Subharmonicon is finally available to the public. Click to read our world exclusive review!

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    New Eurorack drum module from Erica Synths

    Pico Drum 2 offers eight algorithms in just 3HP

    Drum generator offers deep kicks, squelchy snares and plenty more.

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    Ilio release pop-themed Omnisphere patch library

    Modern Pop replicates contemporary pop synth tones

    Ilio have now followed up their inaugural Fame Series library with Modern Pop, which they describe as “a collection of radio-ready synth patches”.

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