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    Lush Projects Lush One

    Analogue Synth Kit

    Lush Projects' kit could be the cheapest way into modular synthesis for anyone handy with a soldering iron.

    Reviews Dec 2013
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    XILS Lab V+

    Software Synthesizer

    The clever chaps at XILS Lab have given Roland's classic VP330 a new lease of life as a soft synth.

    Reviews Dec 2013
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    Arturia iSEM

    Synthesizer App For iPad

    Check out Arturia's take on this Oberheim classic dual-VCO synthesizer module with oscillator sync, pulse-width modulation and two-pole multi-mode filter.

    Reviews Dec 2013
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    Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12

    Polyphonic Synthesizer

    A new Prophet is always an exciting prospect, but the name certainly carries a weight of expectation. Can the latest model live up to its illustrious ancestry?

    Reviews Nov 2013
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    App Works

    Making Music On The Move

    This month we look at a two iOS Apps - Pulse Code Modular and Stage Traxx.

    Reviews Nov 2013
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    App Works

    Making Music On The Move

    Apps for your Tablet: Waldorf Nave synth, Pocket Audio Tools and Grain Science's granular synth.

    Reviews Oct 2013
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    Kiwi Technics Kiwi 3P

    Synthesizer Upgrade

    The clever chaps at Kiwi Technics have rebuilt a lesser-known Roland classic from the inside out.

    Reviews Sep 2013
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    Novation Bass Station 2 synthesiser.

    Novation Bass Station 2

    Analogue Synthesizer

    In the 20 years since its launch, the Bass Station has become something of a classic — and with analogue monosynths enjoying their biggest revival since the early '80s, what better time for a sequel?

    Reviews Sep 2013
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    Thor's modular interface will feel familiar to Reason users...

    Propellerhead Thor

    Synth App For iPad

    Prophet, Prodigy, Jupiter, Andromeda, Trinity... You just can't beat the grandiose overtones of a good synth name....

    Reviews Sep 2013
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    Kurzweil PC3K8 synthesiser.

    Kurzweil PC3K8

    Workstation Synthesizer

    Kurzweil's latest workstation introduces enhancements — but doesn't mess with that Kurzweil sound.

    Reviews Aug 2013
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    Q. What’s a modern equivalent to the Quasimidi Polymorph?

    I'm an ambient musician looking for an addition to my synth collection. I'm interested in the Quasimidi Polymorph, yet they...

    Sound Advice Jul 2013
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    Waldorf Rocket

    Synthesizer

    Can Waldorf’s new synth rock it? Is it easy on the pocket? We plug it into a socket...

    Reviews Jul 2013
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    Dave Smith Instruments Mopho X4

    Analogue Synthesizer

    Dave Smith’s latest synth crams four Mophos into one keyboard-shaped box. The result promises to be more than the sum of its parts.

    Reviews Jun 2013
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    Moog Sub Phatty synthesizer.

    Moog Sub Phatty

    Analogue Synthesizer

    A new Moog monosynth is exciting enough in itself, but the Sub Phatty has hidden depths that its vintage predecessors could only dream of...

    Reviews Jun 2013
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    Elektron Analog Four.

    Elektron Analog Four

    Analogue Synthesizer

    Not a company to do things by half, Elektron have combined their first analogue synth with an incredibly versatile sequencer.

    Reviews May 2013
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    Korg MS20 Mini.

    Korg MS20 Mini

    Analogue Synthesizer

    For the best part of 20 years, musicians have been asking certain Japanese manufacturers for recreations of their classic synths, and finally one of them has been brave enough to do it. How does Korg’s reborn MS20 compare to its illustrious ancestor?

    Reviews May 2013
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    Arturia iMini

    Synthesizer iOS App For iPad

    It was surely only a matter of time before an iOS Minimoog appeared, and it's no surprise that Arturia are the company who've made it...

    Reviews May 2013
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    Korg KingKorg

    Virtual Analogue Modelling Synthesizer

    It’s named in honour of everyone’s favourite giant ape, but will Korg’s new keyboard scale the heights or be shot down in flames? Find out in our exclusive review...

    Reviews Apr 2013
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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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