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    100 Years Of The Theremin

    100 Years Of The Theremin | Podcast

    Still Making Waves In The 21st Century

    A special podcast in honour of the 100th birthday. We speak to Cyril Lance (Chief Engineer, Moog), Dorit Chrysler (composer/New York Theremin Society), Bruce Woolley (songwriter/Radio Science Orchestra) and Katia Isakoff (singer/songwriter and producer).

    People Jan 2021
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    Novation AFX Station

    Analogue Synthesizer

    Novation have injected the Bass Station II with a healthy dose of Aphex acid.

    Reviews Jan 2021
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    Expressive E Noisy

    New soft synth from Expressive E

    Noisy combines physical modelling and subtractive synthesis

    Noisy combines physical modelling and subtractive synthesis.

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    Arturia V Collection 8

    Arturia release V Collection 8

    Oberheim, Roland & E-mu instruments join the fray

    New version adds emulations of classic Roland, E-mu and Oberheim instruments.

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    UDO Audio Super 6

    Polyphonic Synthesizer

    UDO Audio’s highly anticipated debut instrument is a synthesizer with a sound all of its own.

    Reviews Dec 2020
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    SoundMorph Dust

    Synthesizer & Effect Plug-in

    SoundMorph’s Dust takes an interplanetary approach to granular resynthesis.

    Reviews Dec 2020
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    IO‑Instruments Sponde

    Eurorack Module

    Given its excellent price tag, this Eurorack mixer has more features than it has any right to, and it doesn’t skimp on the sound quality.

    Reviews Dec 2020
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    Patching Panda Moon Phase

    Eurorack Module

    This stereo analogue filter allows different filter modes for the left and right channels, and then messes with the dimensions of space by applying mid‑side processing afterwards.

    Reviews Dec 2020
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    Modal Cobalt 8, Cobalt 8m & Cobalt 8x

    Modal unveil Cobalt 8m & 8x synthesizers

    Module and extended versions now available

    Bristol synth-makers Modal have released desktop module and extended-keyboard versions of their hotly anticipated Cobalt 8 instrument.

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    Modal Electronics Cobalt8

    8-voice polysynth from Modal

    Powerful virtual analogue instrument unveiled

    The virtual-analogue Cobalt8 provides a wealth of modulation options, and features a full-size velocity- and aftertouch-sensitive keyboard.

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    Korg OpSix

    Korg OpSix announced

    New synth aims to make FM accessible

    The latest instrument from Japanese synth giants Korg aims to make FM synthesis more intuitive.

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    Don Lewis 2

    Don Lewis & Ned Augustenborg | Podcast

    The Untold Story Of A Synthesizer Pioneer

    Don Lewis toured with the Beach Boys, as well as played studio sessions for Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson. He's now the focus of a documentary film by Ned Augustenborg.

    People Nov 2020
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    4MS Ensemble Oscillator

    Eurorack Module

    This ensemble oscillator comprises 16 sine wave VCOs in one module, each voice of which will play different (related) programmed notes/harmonics in arrays that you can select, tweak and voltage control.

    Reviews Nov 2020
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    Rob Papen Blade 2

    Rob Papen releases Blade 2

    Blade update adds oscillators, enhanced modulation and more

    Software instrument guru Rob Papen has released a sequel to his highly regarded additive soft-synth, Blade.

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    Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Capcom

    Hadouken! Teenage Engineering launch Capcom Pocket Operators

    Two new handy devices inspired by classic video games

    The latest models in the Pocket Operator series come loaded with sounds and animations from classic '80s video games.

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    Chris Huggett - great British synth designer

    RIP Chris Huggett: Great British Synth Designer

    1949 - 2020

    It is with great sadness that we report that Chris Huggett, Britain's greatest synth designer of the EDP Wasp and Gnat, OSCar, Novation BassStation and SuperNova, has lost a two-year battle with cancer and passed away on 22 October 2020.

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    Moog Claravox Centennial Theremin

    Moog celebrate 100 years of the Theremin

    Claravox Centennial Theremin limited edition announced

    Moog Music have announced a limited edition of the classic proximity-sensing instrument, called the Claravox Centennial Theremin.

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    Novation AFX Station

    Novation unveil AFX Station

    Bass Station 2: the Aphex Twin edition

    Novation have teamed up with IDM legend Aphex Twin to produce a special edition of their modern classic monosynth, the Bass Station 2.

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    Waldorf STVC

    String Synthesizer & Vocoder

    The STVC is much more than just a string synth.

    Reviews Oct 2020
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    4MS Listen Four, Listen Four Quarters, Listen IO & Listen Up

    Eurorack Modules

    There is no denying that 'utility' modules get a bad rap and are seen by many as uncool. But I see them more as...

    Reviews Oct 2020
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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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