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    Qu-Bit Chord V2

    Eurorack Module

    The original Chord module, reviewed in SOS February 2017 by Jyoti Mishra, offered an excellent way to get polyphony and, more...

    Reviews . Jun 2020
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    Polyend tease Tracker

    Stand-alone sequencer, synth & sampler

    The term ‘tracker’ describes an early form of sequencing that originated on the Amiga computer and they may yet make a mainstream comeback, thanks to this intriguing new device from Polish synth-makers Polyend.

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    Elektron Model:Cycles groovebox top panel view.

    Elektron's six-track FM Groovebox

    Model Behaviour

    Swedish groovebox maestros Elektron have announced the Model:Cycles, a six-voice FM synth and sequencer.

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    Korg Volca Nubass

    Synthesizer & Sequencer

    If you're looking to embark on a cut-price acid odyssey, look no further...

    Reviews Feb 2020
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    Behringer: the power of 3(03)

    Super-affordable TB-303 clone costs less now than the 1981 original!

    Behringer’s all‑analogue, ultra‑affordable TB‑303 clone costs way less in sheer numerical terms in 2019 than the original did in 1981!

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    Korg Volca Drum

    Percussion Synthesizer & Sequencer

    The latest model in Korg's unstoppable Volca range offers a typically idiosyncratic approach to drum synthesis.

    Reviews Oct 2019
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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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    Analogue Solutions Impulse Command

    Analogue Synthesizer & Sequencer

    Stuck in a synthesis rut? Tired of patching the same old sounds? Analogue Solutions have got just the thing...

    Reviews Sep 2019
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    Teenage Engineering OP-Z

    Multimedia Sequencer & Synthesizer

    Always unconventional, Teenage Engineering's latest instrument is a battery-powered multimedia studio that will fit in your pocket.

    Reviews Jul 2019
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    Korg's Minilogue XDM, launched at Superbooth 2019.

    New bass synth & Minilogue XDM from Korg

    Valve-based Volca & keyboardless Minilogue are shown at Superbooth 2019

    The keyboardless Minilogue XDM and a new bass synth in the volca range powered by a valve, the Volca Nubass, debut at Superbooth 2019.

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    Elektron debut Digitone Keys at Superbooth 2019

    New Friedrichstrasse studio hosts launch of keyboard version of 2018's Digitone

    The Digitone Keys adds a 37-note keyboard, individual outputs and real-time controls to 2018's Digitone performance groovebox.

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    Polyend/Dreadbox Medusa

    Synthesizer & Sequencer

    The Medusa combines analogue and digital, synthesizer and sequencer — and even throws in a controller for good measure.

    Reviews Apr 2019
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    Elektron Digitone

    FM Synthesizer & Sequencer

    Elektron’s latest compact groove station takes a welcome new look at FM.

    Reviews Sep 2018
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    Korg ARP Odyssey FSQ

    Analogue Synthesizer & Sequencer

    Thanks to Korg, it’s once again possible to walk into a shop and buy a brand-new, full-size ARP Odyssey.

    Reviews Aug 2018
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    Arturia unveil MiniBrute 2S analogue sequencing synth

    MiniBrute 2 sibling features triple-layer sequencer 

    It was only yesterday that Arturia announced their brand new MiniBrute 2 analogue monosynth, now they’re announcing...

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    Reon Drift Box series synths - SynthFest UK 2017 (Video)

    Mono Synth, Step Sequencer, Four-voice Synth, CV & Audio Mixer

    Korg UK demonstrated these compact but powerful synth boxes from Reon.

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    Novation Circuit Mono Station available now

    Sequenced paraphonic analogue synth out now

    Novation’s Circuit Mono Station — first announced back in April — is...

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    Novation Circuit Mono Station

    Sequenced Paraphonic Analogue Synthesizer

    Could a mash-up of Novation’s Circuit and Bass Station II with a pinch of modular connectivity be the perfect recipe for the modern monosynth?

    Reviews Aug 2017
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    Novation Circuit update makes sequences more expressive

    Latest version 1.5 firmware adds fractional gate and instant patch preview

    The Circuit groovebox has certainly proved a hit — we were particularly fond of it...

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    Novation announce Circuit Mono Station analogue synth

    Paraphonic analogue synth now built into groovebox

    For a first stab at the renascent groovebox genre, the Novation Circuit got an awful lot right. Portable,...

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