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    Korg Wavestate SE

    NAMM 2021: Korg Wavestate SE

    Special Edition features aftertouch keyboard

    New version of Korg's wave-sequencing synth sports a 61-note aftertouch keyboard.

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    Korg miniKorg 700S

    NAMM 2021: Korg's synth trio

    Three new instruments unveiled

    Three new hardware synths pay homage to the 2600, the MiniKorg-700S and the DW-8000 wavetable keyboard.

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    IK Multimedia Uno Synth Pro

    IK Multimedia unveil new Uno synths

    New form factor and expanded synth engine

    Uno Pro synths boast more oscillators, effects, envelopes, and CV connectivity.

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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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    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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    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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    Arturia President Frédéric Brun

    Arturia - 20 Years Of Software & Hardware | Podcast

    Behind The Brand

    Arturia President Frédéric Brun looks back over the French company's 20-year history from their Storm software to PolyBrute.

    Music Business 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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    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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    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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    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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