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    Modor NF1 loses its keys in firmware tweak

    Upgrade adds microtonal options and many other improvements

    Development goes on for the unconventional Modor NF1 and its affordable sibling the NF1m, with this new free firmware upgrade.

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    Expressive E's Osmose.

    Osmose — keyboard technology takes a giant leap forward

    Expressive E's new controller & synth offers unprecedented levels of control and expression

    Could this be the most expressive keyboard since the invention of the pianoforte?

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    Make Noise X-PAN

    Eurorack Module

    X-PAN is a voltage-controlled mixer with crossfading, monophonic inputs and a stereo output.

    Reviews Nov 2019
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    WMD Crucible

    Eurorack Module

    The Crucible is described as a ‘curved metal and cymbal synthesizer’ and although it is entirely digital, the sound may have you believing otherwise.

    Reviews Nov 2019
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    Black Corporation Kijimi

    Polyphonic Synthesizer

    Fresh from recreating the CS80, Black Corporation set their sights on another classic polysynth...

    Reviews Nov 2019
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    Native Instruments Massive X

    Software Synthesizer

    NI's Massive X isn't just an update, it's a whole new synth!

    Reviews Nov 2019
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    Roland Fantom

    Workstation Synthesizer

    Emerging from the mists of time comes the rejuvenated Fantom, Roland's new flagship workstation synthesizer. Available in three models: Fantom 6 (61 keys), Fantom 7 (76 keys) and the 88-key Fantom 8.

    Reviews Nov 2019
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    Soma Laboratory The Pipe

    Effects Processor & Synthesizer

    Once again, Soma bring us an instrument like no other...

    Reviews Nov 2019
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    Boss SY-1

    Polyphonic Guitar Synth Pedal

    Boss have managed to pack plenty of expressive, yet guitarist-friendly, 'synth' sounds into this compact stompbox.

    Reviews Nov 2019
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    Roland Fantom - in-depth SOS review

    Read our full in-depth test report

    With little advance warning, Roland have unleashed a new flagship workstation-cum-synthesizer which builds on the Fantom's legacy with a brand-new design developed from the ground up for modern music production. It comes in three models: Fantom 6 (61 keys), Fantom 7 (76 keys) and the 88-key Fantom 8.  Read the Sound On Sound full in-depth review here.

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    SynthFest UK — Roland JU-06A

    Roland's Boutique analogue modelling JU-06 module has had an upgrade and redesign

    The JU-06, which modelled the classic Juno 6/60/106 synths, has been upgraded to the JU-06A. Roland UK's Andy Pimblott explains what's new.

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    SynthFest UK — UDO Super 6

    We see how the Super 6 is sounding as it nears completion

    SOS gets a demo of UDO Audio's Super 6 polysynth, which is now in its final design phase.

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    SynthFest UK — Roland MC707 and MC101

    Roland UK introduce the new MC-series Grooveboxes at Sheffield synth show

    Roland demo their latest MC-series Grooveboxes for SOS at SynthFest UK 2019.

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    SynthFest UK — Dubreq Stylophone Gen R-8

    New Stylophone finds favour with the modular crowd in Sheffield

    Dubreq continue the expansion of the reborn Stylophone range with their latest electronic performance instrument, the Gen R-8, shipping shortly.

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    SynthFest UK — Roland Jupiter Xm

    The Jupiter Xm makes a splash in Sheffield

    Andy Pimblott of Roland UK introduced us to the portable Roland Jupiter Xm synth at the Sheffield SynthFest UK show.

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    SynthFest UK — Transistor Sound Labs

    Stoke-based Eurorack manufacturers demo existing bass sequencer and preview drum sequencer

    Hear the Stepper Acid bass sequencer and the forthcoming Stepper Drum rhythm sequencer in action at SynthFest UK 2019!

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    SynthFest UK — new Roland Fantom workstations

    See the Fantom 6 in action in our show video!

    We get a demo of the new Roland Fantom 6 workstation synth at SynthFest UK in Sheffield.

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    SynthFest UK — Teenage Engineering OP-Z Rumble Pack

    New haptic subwoofer explained

    Want to really feel the low end in your tracks? If you already own Teenage Engineering's OP-Z, they have just what you're looking for...

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    SynthFest UK — Graham Massey from 808 State

    Electronic pioneer talks SynthFest, gear, creativity and forthcoming album and tour

    SOS News Editor Matt Bell catches up with 808 State founder Graham Massey at SynthFest UK 2019 in Sheffield.

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    SynthFest UK — Expert Sleepers ES-9

    DC-coupled audio interface allows for perfect DAW/modular integration

    The new ES-9 DC-coupled audio interface has everything you need to drive your DAW and plug-ins from your CV modular, and vice versa!

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    SynthFest UK — DPW Designs

    Dan Wahlbeck promises to muck up your audio with Mög

    SOS News Editor Matt Bell chats to DPW's Dan Wahlbeck at SynthFest UK in Sheffield about his latest unconventional Eurorack processing modules.

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