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    Modal Cobalt 8, Cobalt 8m & Cobalt 8x

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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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    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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    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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    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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    LEP LepLoop

    Analogue Groovebox

    The LEP LepLoop takes a decidedly unconventional approach to the groovebox format.

    Reviews Sep 2016
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    Korg Volca FM

    FM Synthesizer & Sequencer

    When it comes to FM synthesis, Korg’s little Volca is thinking big.

    Reviews Jun 2016
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    Novation Circuit

    Groovebox

    Novation’s new groovebox, sequencer and performance instrument could be this year’s essential synth accessory.

    Reviews Jan 2016
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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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