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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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    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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    IO-Instruments Himalia

    Eurorack Module

    The name IO-Instruments was new to me when a box of intriguing-looking modules arrived on my doorstep. They are a ...

    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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    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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    Clavia Nord Wave 2

    Polyphonic Synthesizer

    The Nord Wave 2 is a Jack of all trades and master of, well, really quite a lot!

    Reviews Oct 2020
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    Arturia PolyBrute

    Polyphonic Synthesizer

    Arturia step into the big league with their most ambitious instrument yet.

    Reviews Oct 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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    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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    Arturia OB-Xa V

    Software Synthesizer

    Arturia's latest instrument is a software recreation of Oberheim's pinstriped polysynth.

    Reviews . Aug 2020
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    Cre8Audio NiftyBundle

    Eurorack Case & Modules

    The NiftyBundle offers an extremely affordable gateway into the world of modular synthesis.

    Reviews . Aug 2020
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    Audio Damage Continua

    Synthesizer Plug-in

    Continua is a three-oscillator, twin-filter analogue-style synthesizer plug‑in for Mac, Windows and iOS, and there's even an experimental Linux build too.

    Reviews Aug 2020
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    Xaoc Devices Odessa

    Eurorack Module

    Xaoc's Odessa aims to bring additive synthesis to the Eurorack world.

    Reviews . Aug 2020
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    XILS Lab X505

    Software Synthesizer

    XILS Lab have recreated a classic Roland string synth, and made a few improvements to boot.

    Reviews . Aug 2020
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    Robin Rimbaud, AKA Scanner, in his studio.

    Robin Rimbaud - Scanner | Podcast

    Life Beyond The Computer Screen

    Robin Rimbaud, AKA Scanner, takes us on an autobiographical sonic journey as he talks about his early fascination with tape recorders, to life beyond the computer screen and his studio filled with modular and table-top synths.

    People Aug 2020
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    Erica Synths Fusion VCF3, Fusion Modulator & Fusion VCA-Waveshaper-Ringmod

    Eurorack Modules

    The Fusion Series is all about valves. It's Erica's premium offering of Eurorack modules and is dripping with extreme saturation and deep gooey darkness.

    Reviews . Aug 2020
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    Alex Ball with his beloved ARP

    Alex Ball - Making The ARP Synth Documentary | Podcast

    YouTube Synthesizer Historian

    Alex Ball has built a reputation as one of the most informative and interesting synth historians of the YouTube age. Rob Puricelli talks with him about his recent documentary on ARP.

    People Jul 2020
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    Intellijel Tetrapad & Tête

    Eurorack Modules

    The Tetrapad and its expander, the Tête, offer a wealth of functions based around four touch- and pressure-sensitive...

    Reviews . Jul 2020
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    Roland Jupiter X

    Polyphonic Synthesizer

    The Jupiter name comes loaded with expectation. Can Roland hit their own high standards?

    Reviews . Jul 2020
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    Rhythmic Robot Audio Dark Machine

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. From a damaged, poorly-maintained Soviet-era monosynth that suffers from crackles, frequency drift and other problems, RR saw an opportunity to create an unusual polysynth...

    Reviews Jun 2020

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