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    Synth Fest UK — Nathan Ramsden's DIY modular synth

    DIY modular synth designer shows the fruits of his labours at SynthFest UK 2019

    DIY synth builder Nathan Ramsden explains his plans for his dual-cabinet, hand-built modular synth to SOS Features Editor Sam Inglis.

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    SynthFest UK — Fonik stands go modular!

    Bradford-based studio furniture builders introduce modular studio desk

    Mark Smith, of custom studio stand manufacturers Fonik, explains their new modular desk and some of its options.

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    The larger of PreSonus's new upgraded Eris nearfield monitors, the ErisE8XT.

    SynthFest UK — PreSonus Eris XT monitors

    Upgrade to the popular and affordable Eris range of nearfield monitors now shipping

    PreSonus recently announced an upgrade to their Eris nearfield monitors. Lee Boylan showed Paul White the larger of the two new models.

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    Lee Boylan from PreSonus showed SOS's Paul White how PreSonus interfaces can form the crucial bridge between a CV-based modular synth system and a computer-based DAW.

    SynthFest UK — PreSonus demonstrate DC-coupled interfaces

    Control your modular rig from your DAW!

    Recent PreSonus interfaces can interface between a CV-based modular system and a DAW. Lee from PreSonus shows SOS's Paul White how.

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    KMA's Logan — fully-featured overdrive in pedal format for use with guitars or keyboards.

    SynthFest UK — KMA Logan

    New fully-featured overdrive pedal from Berlin-based processor manufacturers

    SOS's Paul White gets a demo of the Logan overdrive pedal from German company KMA at SynthFest UK 2019.

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    The early prototype Cirrus reverb and delay pedal on display at SynthFest UK 2019.

    SynthFest UK — KMA Cirrus

    German processor company introduces "quirky" reverb and delay guitar pedal

    See and hear an early prototype of this new guitar pedal in action at SynthFest UK 2019!

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    The Korg Kross2 88MB (so-called because of its 88-note weighted keyboard and its new matte-black finish).

    SynthFest UK — Korg Kross2 88MB

    Korg UK demo new weighted-action keyboard synth

    Korg have introduced a new 88-note version of the Kross2 synth with a weighted-action keyboard and a matte-black finish.

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    One of Loci's modular self-assembly instrument stands (this one supporting a desktop module).

    SynthFest UK — Loci modular stands

    Sheffield-based manufacturer shows new expandable synth stands at SynthFest UK 2019

    Sheffield-based Loci make expandable, self-assembly synth stands. Founder Steven Holmes explained the range at SynthFest UK.

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    The mini-system of synth modules from new Dutch manufacturer Cosmotronics.

    SynthFest UK — Cosmotronics modules & mini-system

    New modular manufacturer displays its wares at SynthFest 2019

    It was new Dutch modular manufacturer Cosmotronics' first time exhibiting in the UK. We looked at their range at SynthFest UK 2019...

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    The new miniature digital kit synth from Korg, the NTS1.

    SynthFest UK — Korg NTS1 & Volca Nubass

    Two new Korg minisynths get their first UK showing in Sheffield

    Korg UK show us the miniature Volca Nubass valve-powered synth and the microscopic NTS1, which you assemble with an included screwdriver!

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    Ashun Sound Machines' new Hydrasynth on the Source Distribution stand at SynthFest 2019 in Sheffield.

    SynthFest UK — ASM Hydrasynth

    The Hydrasynth makes its UK show debut at SynthFest UK 2019

    Is it the new synth of the year? Check out our video interview and see for yourself!

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    Matt Jackson of Modal Electronics demoing the new Argon8 at SynthFest 2019.

    SynthFest UK — Modal Electronics Argon8

    Bristol-based synth manufacturers show us their latest portable polysynth

    Modal Electronics' Matt Jackson introduces the Argon8 at SynthFest 2019 in Sheffield!

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    Analogue Solutions' new £30,000 mega-synth, Colossus, at SynthFest UK 2019.

    SynthFest UK — Analogue Solutions Colossus

    Tom Carpenter takes us through his new dream £30,000 synthesizer!

    SynthFest UK 2019 saw the launch of a new analogue mega-synth — Colossus. See our interview with designer Tom Carpenter from the show!

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    Phil Oakey of The Human League just before the opening of SynthFest 2019.

    SynthFest UK — Phil Oakey of The Human League talks to SOS

    "This is Phil talking" — about the return of modular, SynthFest UK and reading SOS

    The Human League front man talks to Sound On Sound, just before SynthFest UK 2019!

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    The new Montage 8 in white livery. (Before you ask, it's actually a Montage 6 in white we saw at SynthFest in the video below!)

    SynthFest UK — Yamaha salute 45 years of synths in Sheffield

    SOS checks out Yamaha's vintage synth collection — see the video from the show!

    SOS were on hand at the SynthFest UK show in Sheffield to help celebrate 45 years of Yamaha synthesizers. Includes video interviews from the show!

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    Modal's new Argon8.

    Performance & portability with Modal's Argon8

    New compact eight-voice digital polysynth fills a gap in Modal's range

    Argon8 fills a gap in Modal Electronics' range above the absurdly affordable CraftSynth 2.0 and Skulpt, but below the 00-series synths.

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    The keyboard version of ASM's new Hydrasynth.

    Hydrasynth: "Everything I've wanted in a synth for decades"

    Innovative digital synth company debuts with eight-voice wavemorphing keyboard & module

    ASM debut their eight-voice digital poly-aftertouch-enabled wavemorphing keyboard! We talk to product development head Glen Darcey.

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    The Pico System III (Eurorack version).

    Erica Synths: new Pico System III

    New compact synth is available in Eurorack and desktop format

    Erica's Pico System III dispenses with the modularity of previous Pico Systems, but it's still patchable — and has patch memory cards too!

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    Colossus, the new premium instrument from Analogue Solutions.

    Analogue Solutions unveil Colossus

    Analogue behemoth to be launched at SynthFest UK

    Analogue Solutions are to debut a premium-quality, almost entirely analogue mega-synth at SynthFest UK.

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    Reason 11, the first version of the much-loved software production environment to be launched since the parent company changed its name, will shortly be available in three versions.

    Propellerhead become Reason Studios...

    ...and launch three versions of Reason 11, including a DAW-compatible plug-in version!

    Propellerhead are dead... long live Reason Studios! And Reason 11 will be launched shortly...

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    The new Roland Fantom 8, the 88-key model of the latest Fantom workstation family.

    Back to the future with Roland

    909 Day sees Roland paying homage to some classic synth tech

    Just ahead of 909 Day, Roland dropped a ton of new synth kit, paying homage to some of their classic past synths, including 1980s designs.

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