Studio Electronics brings back the SE-1X analogue monosynth for a limited time

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The original SE-1 was released back in the 1990s when no one else was making analogue synthesizers. You could almost call it the original Minimoog clone way before anyone else thought that might be a cool idea. The SE-1X was an updated limited edition version released in 2014 and now they are having another run […]

Sound Lab Minisynth Plus MIDI Special Edition built by Elettrorama

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Italian synth modder Elettrorama is releasing a special edition of the Sound Lab Minisynth Plus MIDI that was originally a DIY kit by Ray Wilson of Music From Outer Space (MFOS). Elettrorama has licensed many of Ray Wilsons synthesizer designs and this is the latest synth to emerge. Sound Lab Minisynth Plus MIDI It’s not […]

Behringer Crave: new videos and sound demo

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While we’re still awaiting the arrival of the MS-101 (delayed delivery again!) here’s some more on the Crave that’s been generating a lot of interest since its big reveal in January. Crave The Crave is Behringer’s own semi-modular synthesizer based upon the 3340 VCO like that found in the Prophet-5. It’s not designed to be a […]

SB-1/Space Bee synthesizer from Superlative to debut at Superbooth 2019

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Superlative appear to be new on the scene and are offering glimpses of an impressive looking synthesizer that they are bringing to Superbooth next month. It’s called the SB-1/Space Bee and yes it does look a lot like a Roland SH-101. SB-1/Space Bee Starting off with an annoying slash in your naming convention doesn’t please […]

DinSync reveals JP-ONE Jupiter 6 inspired prototype ahead of Superbooth

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Paul Barker of DinSync has been teasing us on Instagram with images of a new synthesizer they’ve been working on. Details of the JP-ONE are just starting to emerge. JP-ONE DinSync is known for their TB-303 Bassline replica called the RE-303 and the Gilbert, a recent take on the Roland SH-101. And so we know […]

NAMM 2019: Behringer’s last surprise is the Crave semi-modular analog synthesizer

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Behringer has managed to hold back one entire product that they’ve not talked about at all. Usually, they spill their beans about every stage of production and we end up talking about these machines months before anyone has heard or played one. Not so with the Crave, they’ve kept this very much to themselves although […]

NAMM 2019: Behringer demonstrate their Pro-1 analogue monosynth

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The Pro-1 was conspicuously absent from the Live-stream event on Wednesday. But now Behringer has released a demonstration video of their tribute to the Sequential Circuits Pro-One monosynth. Behringer Pro-1 It has 2 Curtis 3340 chip oscillators and a Curtis 3320 chip 24dB 4-pole filter. There are 2 ADSR envelopes, one for the amp and […]

Bass Station II gets a firmware update to 2.5 on its 25th anniversary

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I’ve got a Bass Station II, it’s a superb little keyboard. And I remember playing with the original Bass Station in the racks at the Turnkey music shop where I used to work in the 1990’s. It’s a solid generator of low frequency focused sound and I can’t believe that was 25 years ago. To […]

Behringer approve the PRO-1 for production and price it at $299

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Behringer’s reimagining of the Sequential Circuits Pro-One is going to become a reality. Behringer has signed off on the final pre-production model of the renamed Pro-1 (see what they did there?) and reckons the price will be a stunning $299. Pro-1 There have been some changes since last we saw it at Superbooth. Most noticeably are the […]

Treadstone for Eurorack: a full analogue voice and modulation for your rack

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We saw the Analogue Solutions Treadstone desktop synth at the end of last year. It’s the first synth in their SynthBlock range following on from Mr Hyde and Dr Strangelove effects boxes. They’ve now made it available in the Eurorack format which makes you wonder if Hyde and Strangelove might follow. Treadstone Eurorack Module It’s […]