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    Modal Cobalt 8, Cobalt 8m & Cobalt 8x

    Sound Modules

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    Synthesis / Sound Design

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    Synth Secrets

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    App Works

    Making Music On The Move

    Two more iOS apps reviewed: Futronica SAMMI Synth Multi-instrument • Xynthesizr Synth & Sequencer.

    Reviews Dec 2015
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    Cakewalk Rapture Pro

    Software Synthesizer

    Cakewalk’s Rapture soft synth has been completely reworked and re-imagined: introducing Rapture Pro.

    Reviews Dec 2015
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    Plug-in Boutique Carbon Electra

    Formats: Mac & PC VST; Mac AU

    Question: What’s the difference between Carmen Electra and Carbon Electra? Answer: One is a glamour model and performer, the other is a four-oscillator subtractive synth that will work as a plug-in within your DAW.

    Reviews Dec 2015
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    Roland JDXA

    Analogue & Digital Synthesizer

    With a large, well–equipped control panel and a gratuitously laden effects rack, the JDXA could be Roland’s most ambitious, hands–on synthesizer in many years.

    Reviews Dec 2015
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    Dave Smith Instruments Sequential Prophet 6

    Polyphonic Analogue Synthesizer

    Once again allowed to use the Sequential name, Dave Smith’s latest instrument is a tribute to a genuinely classic synthesizer.

    Reviews Nov 2015
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    Yamaha Reface Series

    YC / DX / CS / CP Mini Keyboards

    Yamaha’s Reface range recreates four of their classic instruments in miniature form.

    Reviews Nov 2015
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    Korg iM1

    Synthesizer App For iPad

    Released in 1988, Korg’s M1 was arguably the most popular workstation keyboard of the late ’80s and early ’90s. Korg have now brought the M1 to the iPad in the form of their iM1 app.

    Reviews Nov 2015
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    Jean-Michel Jarre

    Producing Electronica

    New album Electronica sees Jean–Michel Jarre making connections with a galaxy of other legendary figures from the world of electronic music.

    People Nov 2015
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    SidTracker 64

    Synthesizer App For iPad

    This 21st-century emulation of the SID 8‑bit soundchip is accurate down to its three notes of polyphony and ability to export your songs for playback on an actual Commodore 64.

    Reviews Oct 2015
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    Boss SY-300

    Polyphonic Guitar Synthesizer

    Finally, a truly polyphonic guitar synth that you can use with any standard electric guitar — with no need for a hex pickup!

    Reviews Oct 2015
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    ROLI Seaboard Grand

    Keyboard Controller & Synthesizer

    With its familiar interface and enormous potential for expressive control, is the ROLI Seaboard the future of the keyboard?

    Reviews Sep 2015
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    Arturia Matrix 12 V

    Software Synthesizer

    Never afraid of a challenge, Arturia have undertaken the first software emulation of the celebrated Oberheim Matrix 12.

    Reviews Aug 2015
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    Dreadbox Erebus

    Analogue Synthesizer

    The Dreadbox Erebus is an unusual small–format synth with an inviting price tag.

    Reviews Aug 2015
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    Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2

    Software Synthesizer

    As it reaches its second incarnation, we ask: is Spectrasonics’ Omnisphere the world’s best soft synth?

    Reviews Aug 2015
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    Roland Sound Canvas For iOS

    Sound Module App For iOS

    In 1991 Roland introduced the company’s first Sound Canvas module, the SC55. Aimed at the enthusiast market, the SC55 offered...

    Reviews Aug 2015
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    Roland JDXi

    Synthesizer

    Roland’s JDXi crams an awful lot of synth into a very small box.

    Reviews Jul 2015
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    Xfer Records Serum

    Software Synthesizer

    Serum’s slick interface belies an extremely flexible wavetable synthesizer.

    Reviews Jul 2015
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    Klevgränd Enkl

    Synthesizer App For iPad

    Akai iMPC Pro iOS sampling workstation and the Klevgrand Enkl Synth App. 

    Reviews Jul 2015
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    Clavia Nord Lead A1

    Virtual Analogue Synthesizer

    The Lead A1 aims to condense the most playable elements of the Nord keyboard range into a single instrument.

    Reviews Jun 2015
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    Korg MS20M & SQ1

    Analogue Synthesizer & Sequencer

    The Korg MS20 rides again... again! The latest version takes the form of an expanded desktop module with accompanying sequencer.

    Reviews May 2015
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    Moog Theremini

    Theremin

    The Theremini’s pitch-quantisation and price tag make it the most accessible Theremin instrument yet.

    Reviews May 2015

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