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    The new Moog Matriarch was announced at Moogfest at the end of April 2019.

    Introducing the Moog Matriarch

    New semi-modular analogue synth debuts at Moogfest

    It's four-note paraphonic — but there's a lot going on when you look into the architecture of the semi-modular Matriarch...

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    The 7th edition of Arturia's V Collection of modelled instruments (left) and 3 Compressors You'll Actually Use (right).

    Arturia expand the modelled studio with new VIs and processors

    Classic compressors modelled, and new V Collection adds virtual instruments & presets

    Three classic compressors are comprehesively modelled, while V Collection v7 adds new virtual instruments & presets.

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    Version 2 of Jiggery Pokery Sounds' Harmonic Synthesizer RE for Reason.

    Jiggery Pokery Sounds reveal RMI Harmonic Synthesizer v2

    Rare synth finally gets 'upgrade' — thanks to JPS Reason plug-in

    A rare additive synth finally gets the v2 upgrade it was promised — in the form of an RE plug-in for Propellerhead Reason.

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    Announcing Omnisphere v2.6 from Spectrasonics...

    Spectrasonics' Omnisphere now even 'omnier' with v2.6

    600 new patches, enhanced arpeggiator & hardware synth support included in free upgrade

    600 new patches, enhanced arpeggiator functions and dramatically broadened hardware synth support are included in the v2.6 upgrade.

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    Doepfer's new Eurorack-format polyphonic synth modules for the A100 modular.

    Doepfer goes on a polyphonic spree

    Five new polyphonic modules now shipping

    Five new polyphonic Eurorack modules for the A100 modular system are now shipping.

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    Polyend/Dreadbox Medusa

    Synthesizer & Sequencer

    The Medusa combines analogue and digital, synthesizer and sequencer — and even throws in a controller for good measure.

    Reviews Apr 2019
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    Waldorf Quantum

    Polyphonic Synthesizer

    Waldorf's new flagship synthesizer is complex, versatile and hugely ambitious.

    Reviews Apr 2019
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    New virtual instruments from Softube: a recreation of Valley People's 1980s Dyna-mite limiter/expander (top), the physical-modelling Rings for Modular synth (bottom left) and sample-based synth Parallels (bottom right).

    Virtual variety from Softube

    Hardware emulation, modelling and sample-based synthesis all feature in latest plug-in offerings

    Hardware emulation, modelling and sample-based synthesis all feature in the Swedish developer's latest plug-in offerings.

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    AJH Synth Next Phase

    Eurorack Module

    I love my Electro‑Harmonix Small Stone phasers so I was delighted when AJH Synth announced that their Mega-Phase 12 Eurorack...

    Reviews Mar 2019
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    Qu-Bit Electronix Scanned

    Eurorack Module

    Qu-Bit are bringing Scanned Synthesis to the Eurorack party, a form of organic wavetable synthesis which has hitherto been unavailable in hardware form...

    Reviews Mar 2019
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    Black Corporation Deckard's Dream

    Analogue Synthesizer

    While emulations of other classic analogue synths abound, there's only ever been one way to get your hands on a CS80 — until now.

    Reviews Mar 2019
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    Anaheim Convention Center, January 2019.

    NAMM 2019: Tech Trends & Highlights

    SOS Editors sum up the show in our new free 30-minute video!

    SOS Editor-in-Chief Paul White and Features Editor Sam Inglis distil the four-day show into a 30-minute video that brings you... the best of NAMM 2019.

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    Arturia's experimental Microfreak hardware synth, a hybrid featuring a digital multimode oscillator and an analogue filter.

    Experimental instruments and versatile interfaces from Arturia

    Hardware synth, virtual instrument upgrade & new interfaces on their way

    Arturia announce new experimental hybrid digital/analogue synth, updates to the Pigments virtual instrument, and two new versatile Audiofuse interfaces.

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    2HP Vowel

    Eurorack Module

    Vowel is a digital oscillator module with all the gubbins you might need in order to get vowel sounds with just a trio of controls.

    Reviews Feb 2019
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    AJH Synth Finaliser R-EQ

    Eurorack Module

    Looking for pre-mixer sweetening? Finaliser R‑EQ offers three-band parametic EQ, a two-way aural enhancer that works on the top and bottom end of the audio, and basic DSP effects like reverb and delay.

    Reviews Feb 2019
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    Korg Volca Modular

    Semi-modular Synthesizer

    Korg bring West Coast modular synthesis to the masses with their most ambitious Volca yet.

    Reviews Feb 2019
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    Make Noise René

    Eurorack Module

    Make Noise proudly promote the René as "the world's only 3D Cartesian Music Sequencer". I had no idea either, but it's been...

    Reviews Feb 2019
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    Softube Modular

    Virtual Modular Synth

    If you're Eurorack curious but short on space or cash — or simply allergic to 3.5mm patch cables — Softube's Modular might be for you.

    Reviews Feb 2019
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    Pittsburgh Modular Microvolt 3900

    Semi-modular Synthesizer

    Pittsburgh's desktop semi-modular has its eye set firmly on the experimental.

    Reviews Feb 2019
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    Waves gets kitted out at NAMM

    New virtual instruments and plug-ins on sale now!

    Virtual instrument and software manufacturers Waves introduced plenty of new products at NAMM. Now includes video of Sibilance from the show floor!

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