CRUMAR: This Frankenstein doll playing synths will haunt your dreams

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Like some kind of mash-up between the baby doll from Toy Story, Chucky and a bizarre episode of Dr Who comes an extraordinary minute of synth-pop madness that you can’t unsee. CRUMAR is the work of Dan Opsal & John Haskell who go by the name “Real Big Boys”. It features an unsettlingly altered baby robot […]

Synthmata: free Volca Drum patch editor and kit sharing system

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Synth YouTuber and musician Oscillatorsink has released an online editor for the Korg Volca Drum digital percussion machine. It reveals all the parameters of this little box and is completely free. Synthmata It’s a slightly non-descript name for something so specific but what we have here is the guts of the Korg Volca Drum laid […]

Korg Prologue Editor for full in-DAW control and editing

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Prolific synth editor creator Momo has produced another first-class software editor. This time it’s for the Korg Prologue. Prologue Editor It’s a nice looking editor with cool wooden sides panels and those trademark XY pads for creative tweaking and performing. It’s designed to work with both the Prologue 8 and Prologue 16 and gives direct […]

Fender Europe fined for hiding documents during price-fixing investigation

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Fender Europe has been fined GBP 25,000 for hiding documents during a Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) inspection. It appears that a a “senior officer” had concealed notebooks during an inspection of its East Grinstead, UK offices. In case you’ve not been following this story, this is part of an ongoing CMA investigation I wrote about in […]

Maker hart debuts beefed up Loop 8 mixer/audio interface

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Maker Hart has announced the Loop 8, a beefed up version of the compact Loop Mixer the Taiwanese company has been offering since 2017. The new Loop 8 is a handy 8-channel audio mixer with a built-in audio interface. It looks to be a nice fit for setups involving small gadgets like the Korg volca […]

Korg Minilogue XD – is this the new thing they were teasing?

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Just after Christmas Korg posted a cryptic image of the back of a man bathed in blue light and possibly playing some sort of the keyboard that we couldn’t see beyond a glimpse under his arm. Now another leak has appeared on Instagram of the Minilogue XD which could be exactly what they were hinting at. […]

A briefcase full of Volcas? Squeeze up to 4 Korg Volcas in this hard-shell case

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Flight cases and bags for carrying gear are not the most exciting of products but they can become essential. We also like to get out and about with our gear more and more these days. With synth meets, pub jams, park gatherings and busking it makes sense to get something that’s going to protect your […]

Start fiddling with the inside of the Korg Prologue: SDK kit now available

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One of the more unusual features of the Korg Prologue polysynth is the ability to mess with the digital oscillators. The Software Developers Kit (SDK) gives you access to the Multi-Engine where you can create up to 16 of your own custom digital oscillators. The SDK has just been released. Korg Prologue SDK The SDK […]

Korg Volca Keys software editor and controller

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He’s at it again. Software developer Momo Muller has released the latest in a long and brilliant line of software editors for popular synthesizers. This time he tackles the humble Korg Volca Keys. Korg Volca Keys MIDI Editor and Controller The editor can run either as a VST plug-in inside your DAW or completely stand-alone. […]