Analogue Solutions reveal Impulse Command stereo dynamite synthesizer

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We knew something was coming and when it’s Analogue Solutions you know to expect something fat and full of fruitiness. Impulse Command doesn’t disappoint. In fact, it’s a ferocious battleship of a synthesizer console. Impulse Command It’s an all analogue affair except for the digital effects at the end of the chain. There are 2 […]

Modal CRAFTsynth 2.0 futuristic monophonic wavetable synth that’s not a kit

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Awww we loved the original CRAFTsynth. It was cute, cheap and retro looking with a gritty sound in a brilliant little kit to build to get you into the idea of DIY synths. Modal Electronics has completely ruined it with CRAFTsynth 2.0. Don’t get me wrong, CRAFTsynth 2.0 looks and sounds amazing but there’s nothing […]

Bob Moog Foundation raffle offers up 3 classic Moog synthesizers

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This year’s Bob Moog Foundation raffle has 3 classic Moog synthesizers up for grabs. It’s all in aid of the new Moogseum that’s being planned for downtown Asheville, NC. But we don’t care about that – tell us about the prizes! Memorymoog Last year the raffle prize was a Memorymoog Plus coming in at around $10,000. […]

Ever pondered the history of polyphony? Check out Marc Doty’s new series

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Marc Doty is a synthesizer guru, composer and educator who has recently been working with Buchla at trade shows. He runs a YouTube channel called Automatic Gainsay where he has recently published a whole series of videos charting the history of polyphony. A History of Polyphony Marc starts off by making an interesting point. That […]

Doepfer Dark Energy III monosynth throbs into availability

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We saw it at NAMM we played with it at Superbooth and now the Doepfer Dark Energy III is available to have all to yourself. 6 years since the release of the Dark Energy II Doepfer hopes that this new version will breathe some life back into this spunky desktop analogue monophonic synthesizer. Dark Energy […]

StarCruncher: Monophonic distorted realm explorer accidental minisynth

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EllisTronics comes up with some weird stuff. We’ve come across his handmade instruments from time to time and they always leave me slightly boggled at the craziness of the sound and the apparent ease and cheapness with which he bangs them together. Like the origin story of a nerdy superhero, StarCruncher was born out of […]

Musikmesse 2018: CHRT analog monophonic valve synthesizer designed for blowing

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The CHRT mono synthesizer is designed by Petr Ventkbec and uses tubes to generate the meaty and truly analogue sound. The concept came about through trying to find a distinct and unique electronic sound to be played with a wind controller that would give the same sort of satisfaction as an acoustic instrument. CHRT Designed mainly […]