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    Erica Synths Bullfrog XL

    Erica Synths & Richie Hawtin introduce Bullfrog XL

    A super-sized educational synth

    Sharing a similar design to the recently released Bullfrog educational synth, the new Bullfrog XL is three times larger in size and introduces some additional functionality.

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    Arturia PolyBrute 12 analogue polyphonic synthesizer FullTouch MPE aftertouch keyboard

    Arturia unveil Polybrute 12

    Equipped with new FullTouch keybed

    The PolyBrute 12 doubles the voice count of its predecessor, and boasts an innovative keybed design that offers polyphonic aftertouch across its entire movement range. 

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    Moog Spectravox analogue synthesizer vocoder Eurorack semi-modular

    Moog announce Spectravox

    Latest semi-modular instrument offers vocoder-like design

    The latest addition to Moog’s range of compact semi-modular instruments has arrived, offering a blend of classic and cutting-edge features.

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    Pittsburgh Modular Voltage Lab 2 analogue modular synthesizer

    Voltage Lab 2 from Pittsburgh Modular

    Equipped with innovative new waveshaping tools

    Pittsburgh Modular have announced the upcoming launch of the long-awaited follow-up to their popular Voltage Research Laboratory instrument.

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    Xaoc Devices Berlin VCO Eurorack modular synth oscillator

    Xaoc Devices reveal Berlin VCO

    Latest Leibniz Binary Subsystem module released

    Despite looking like a simple VCO at first glance, Xaoc Devices’ latest Eurorack offering is said to be capable of delivering rather more than its appearance suggests.

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    RYK Modular ALGO four-oscillator FM Eurorack module

    ALGO from RYK Modular

    FM synthesis with no menu-diving

    Described by RYK Modular as “all knobs and no menus”, ALGO is a stereo Eurorack module that offers a wealth of FM sounds and requires no menu navigation.

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    Arturia AstroLab

    Stage Keyboard

    AstroLab puts Arturia’s considerable collection of classic instruments into a single stage keyboard.

    Reviews May 2024
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    Korg MS Series

    Revisited

    Korg’s MS range contains some bona fide classics — and is much more extensive than you might imagine...

    Music Business May 2024
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    Minimal Audio Current

    Software Synthesizer

    Minimal Audio’s Current is nothing if not ambitious, and not just as an instrument...

    Reviews May 2024
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    Knob Technology SGR1806-20

    Eurorack Module

    The SGR1806‑20 is a brash and spacey analogue drum synth module from Knob Technology.

    Reviews May 2024
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    Xaoc Devices Ostrawa & Bohumin

    Eurorack Module

    A pair of Eurorack modules from Xaoc Devices reviewed, how do the Ostrawa mixer and Bohumin expander stack up?

    Reviews May 2024
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    Qu-Bit Electronix Mojave

    Eurorack Module

    Drawing its inspiration from vast swaths of desert in the American Southwest, the Mojave is concerned with all things granular.

    Reviews May 2024
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    Modular Technique & What's New?

    Getting Wet: Using Effects

    Effects, particularly spatial effects, constitute a relatively modern facet of modular synthesis, but this need not mean they should only be used as enhancement for existing sounds created on other modules.

    Techniques May 2024
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    Workstation Synthesizers

    Spotlight Round-up

    Looking for an all‑in‑one playing and sequencing solution? Look no further...

    Reviews May 2024
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    Westwood Instruments Lost Synth

    Software Synthesizer

    Westwood re‑imagine some classic instruments to take familiar sounds to new places.

    Reviews May 2024
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    President and co-founder of Arturia, Frédéric Brun

    Arturia 25 Years Of Software Synthesis | Podcast

    The Journey Continues

    Arturia's, Frédéric Brun, talks about the company's eventful history, taking in highlights such as the innovative MiniBrute, the epic PolyBrute and the company's first stage keyboard, the new AstroLab.

    Music Business May 2024
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    Jlin - Electronic Musician

    Jlin - Electronic Musician | SOS Podcast

    Forward-thinking Contemporary Composer

    Electronic Music artist Jlin talks about her processes for creating a new work, being ready to tour straight from the studio, and staying grounded and focused when your work gains recognition.

    People May 2024
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    Roland Fantom EX workstation synthesizer

    Roland reveal Fantom EX range

    Flagship workstation synthesizer series updated

    The replacement for Roland's flagship Fantom series includes all of the features introduced in the recent EX Upgrade option. 

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    Erica Synths Moritz Klein EDU DIY Snare Drum build your own Eurorack drum module

    EDU DIY Snare Drum module from Erica Synths

    DIY Eurorack range gains snare module

    The latest addition to the mki x es.EDU brings some classic snare sounds to the table. 

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    Win Korg Wavestate MkII synthesizer

    Win a Korg Wavestate MkII

    Additional entry for SOS readers

    Korg are giving away two Wavestate MkII synthesizers to entrants in the UK.

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    Bjooks Moog

    Coming Soon: The Minimoog Book from Bjooks

    Kickstarter campaign to launch later in April 2024

    Independent publisher Bjooks have announced the upcoming launch of a Kickstarter campaign to fund their latest release, The Minimoog Book

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