Audiothingies Doctor A: Desktop delay/reverb with MIDI and CV control

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Audiothingies has announced the Doctor A desktop delay and reverb box. With assignable CV inputs, MIDI sync, and hands-on-control, the Audiothingies Doctor A looks like a neat little effects box for electronic live sets, and more. Desktop effects are especially popular with electronic live performers, which has recently sparked several interesting developments like the Enjoy […]

Boredbrain INTRFX is a box to bridge stomp boxes, synths and Eurorack

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Guitar stompbox effects always seem to turn up around Eurorack and synthesizers and while they can work ok out of the box a bit of signal matching and organisation could improve the sound quality and usability. Enter INTRFX to sort all that out for you. INTRFX It’s a little square box with 3 channels of […]

Kodamo unveils the 300-voice Essence FM synthesizer

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The new synth maker Kodamo has unveiled a prototype of its Essence FM synthesizer at SynthFest France. It’s a 300-voice, 6-operator FM synth that has some very interesting features like waveform drawing, graphical envelopes, and MPE support.  Kodamo is a new company that was founded in France in 2019. The Essence FM is its first […]

Superbooth 2019: Enjoy Electronics Reminder desktop effects box

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Newcomers Enjoy Electronics has put together a rather tasty looking desktop effects processor called Reminder. They say it’s all about echo but actually, there’s a lot more going on here. Reminder This desktop box appears to have 4 sections. From left to right you have a dual filter bank with low and high pass modes, […]

Superbooth 2019: Korg Minilogue XD Module for your tabletop

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The Minilogue XD is turning out to be a bit of a special synthesizer. Now Korg has released it from the shackles of a keyboard and turned it into a good looking desktop synth. Minilogue XD Module We already know that it’s good. The 2 VCOs plus a Multi-Engine custom oscillator, the new filter design, […]

SSL SiX desktop mixer: finally, big console sound for the common folk

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I have wanted an SSL ever since I discovered that most of my favorite records share a common sonic footprint that I absolutely adore. That sound is down to the mixing desk and the skills of its engineer, of course. Thankfully, console emulation plug-ins offer a close approximation of the SSL sound. Also, custom gear […]

SP-2400 sampler drum machine revealed to be from Isla Instruments

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The mysterious SP-2400 which has been chewing up bandwidth for the last couple of days has now emerged as a real product by a real company. Isla Instruments has finally come out as the people behind the renders and also has some early photos to show. SP-2400 It’s still early days and in many ways […]

NAMM 2019: FLAME MÄANDER 4-voice desktop synthesizer and filter bank

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Modular maker FLAME is showing a prototype desktop synthesizer called MÄANDER that’s also a filter bank and live sequencer. Update: Video below! MÄANDER What we know so far is that the sound engine is 4-voice polyphonic Wavetable and is compatible with wavetables from the 4VOX module. It has unison modes and controls such as Colour and […]

Fluid Audio SRI-2: An ergonomic 2×4 24-bit/192kHz USB interface with retro styling

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Fluid Audio has announced the SRI-2 Recording Interface, a desktop unit similar in format to something like the Mackie Big Knob. Because Fluid Audio’s primary focus is studio monitors, it makes sense that beyond its recording duties the SRI-2 also acts as a monitor switching box to let you A/B your mix on two pairs […]

Analogue Solutions new sequencer gets a name – Generator

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It was one of the most intriguing devices on show at Superbooth this year. It didn’t have a name, didn’t have a front panel, looked a little weird and yet seemed packed with all sorts of possibilities. Analogue Solutions have called it Generator and it’s a multi-channel analogue step sequencer.  Generator Images have appeared on a […]