Sonic Academy’s ANA 2.0 is also fabulous without Slate Digital’s All Access Pass

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What Slate Digital like to call “The industry’s most game-changing new synth” ANA 2.0 seemed to get swallowed up by their All Access Pass bundle. But it turns out you don’t have to subscribe to all of Slates plug-ins in order to get your hands on this powerful new synth. You can just buy it […]

Waveplane Oscillator brings vector synthesis to Eurorack

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Following on from the success of the WTF oscillator Dove Audio is now on Kickstarter with their latest module. The Waveplane Oscillator mixes four wavetables from for corners of an XY display in true vector synthesis style. Waveplane Oscillator It’s a simple concept that’s able to generate complex harmonic-laden wave-shapes. You have a square in […]

Softube captures the Buchla 296e Spectral Processor for Modular

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Building on the 259e Twisted Waveform Generator Software has now introduced another official Buchla module for their Modular virtual Eurorack. This time it’s the unusual looking Buchla 296e Spectral Processor. Buchla 296e Spectral Processor It’s 16 bands of spectral processing tuned to the discriminating curve of the human ear. On one hand it’s a graphic […]

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 […]

Teaser video of a Vector Digital Hardware Synthesizer

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Vector Synth has released a 43-second teaser video of their forthcoming Vector Digital Hardware Synthesizer. Vector Here’s what we know: Not a lot. We know it’s a black box covered in knobs and satisfyingly analogue switches. It has a load of white LEDs and some very clear labelling. In the middle is a very smart […]

Window Transform Function WTF Oscillator morphs waveforms in unique ways

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New in on Kickstarter is the misleadingly named WTF Oscillator. WTF, in this case, stands for Window Transform Function and it’s a method of morphing between two waveforms that we’ve not seen before. Paula Maddox from Dove Audio (previously from Modal Electronics) has fashioned the technology into a Eurorack and Moog Unit module and are […]

Gotharman’s Little deFormer 3 granular groovebox ready for preorder

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Gotharman’s Musical Instruments has opened preorders on their latest computerised groove box machine called deFormer 3. The previous deFormer was an effects box whereas this is definitely more in the mould of the DuoSpaze and PolySpaze boxes of noise and rhythms. I get the feeling that Gotharman’s are sort of developing a chunk of technology and put […]

Livestock MAZE routing and mixing matrix module now available for preorder

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We first discovered Livestock Electronics at Superbooth last year and they have since released a small number of their proposed modules. This next one, called MAZE, is one of the more interesting ones to emerge from the greeness. MAZE This is all about signal distribution, attenuverting and routing things from one place to another. It handles both […]

Erica Synths Graphic VCO wavetable designer module is now available to order

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We first saw this thing in December and then it was at NAMM last month and while it looks fabulous the Graphic VCO has been a little tricky to fully get a handle on. Erica Synths have just released it for sale and we’re starting to have a much clearer idea of what it could […]