Preorders open on the UDO Super 6 synth as full details emerge

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Although the UDO Audio website and social media feeds remain largely dormant details of the eagerly awaited Super 6 synthesizer pop-up on the distributor’s website and some stores have started taking preorders. Super 6 UK distributor Hand in Hand has posted some new images and specifications for the synthesizer that wowed us at Superbooth in […]

Antelope Audio debuts FPGA and DSP Synergy Core processing in upgraded Discrete 4

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European pro audio company Antelope Audio has decided to equip its Discrete 4 USB/Thunderbolt desktop interface with a new effects processing platform called Synergy Core. Fusing FPGA with DSP A long-time user of FPGA chips as an alternative to competing DSP processors, Antelope has surprisingly now embraced the latter in pursuit of synergy between the […]

Top 5 Synthesizers at Superbooth 2019 by Soma, Novation, Pittsburgh, UDO, Gamechanger

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Superbooth this year was packed with a bundle of inspiringly fabulous noise making machinery and sound shaping systems of synthesis. From those three days of chaotic, creative and very loud production demonstrations I’ve pulled my top 5 synthesizers. Soma Laboratories Pulsar-23 More drum machine than synth – or perhaps more environmental pulsating rhythm repeater than […]

Superbooth 2019: Novation Summit is their peak of the polysynths

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Leaked just before the show but now Novation has released all the details on their new flagship 16-voice polyphonic 61-key synthesizer. Summit Building on the success of the Peak Novation has expanded it into a fabulous looking “proper” synthesizer and called it the Summit. It looks great. Taking its cue from the Peak and Bass […]

Antelope Audio breeds an Edge-y family of modeling condenser mics

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Manufacturer Antelope Audio has expanded its Edge large-diaphragm condenser modeling microphone into a full-on mic line-up. The Edge family, as it’s called, encompasses the Edge Solo, Edge Duo, and Edge Quadro. The Solo has a fixed cardioid pattern, the Edge Duo supports multiple patterns, and the Quadro has all that plus a dual-capsule architecture for […]

Waldorf KYRA: virtual analog FPGA powered hardware synthesizer we’ve seen before

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The press release says that Kyra is “literally like nothing else out there”. Which is very exciting! Although what Kyra actually is is the new name for the Exodus Valkyrie that Waldorf has taken on since discovering it at Musikmesse. Kyra So there was Manuel Caballero, designer of the Valkyrie, minding his own business being the […]