Superbooth 2019: Dreadbox NYX V2 resurrects the Goddess of night

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We saw a sneak peek at the newly resurrected NYX V2 yesterday but now Dreadbox has spilled the beans and I can tell you all about it. NYX V2 Nyx V2 is a duophonic analogue paraphonic synthesizer. That means it can pull off two notes but it all runs through a single filter and envelope […]

16 Voice Demon Core Oscillator for massive unison or polyphony in Eurorack

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Supercritical Synthesizers has released a few details on their forthcoming Demon Core Oscillator and Expander module. The key feature is the “16 Voices” which is an uncommon thing in the usually monophonic world of Eurorack. 16 Voice Demon Core Oscillator So is it a polyphonic module? Yes, well not exactly, but yes, sort of. As […]

Moog Matriarch: Patchable 4-note paraphonic analog synthesizer from heaven

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Moog has released another synth and you know what that means? Yes indeed, we get treated to another awesomely trippy introductory video that’ll blow your mind and remind you that Moog is so much more than sound and electronics. It’s a lifestyle, an aspirational state of being, an attitude and asthetic that seems slightly otherworldly […]

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 […]

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 […]

Erebus is reborn as Lil’ Erebus DIY Kit and sells like hot modular cakes

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We all shed a little tear when Dreadbox discontinued the coolest little desktop synth on the planet. But now, by a stroke of complete genius, it’s back and everyone is going to want one. Lil’ Erebus is an awesome little kit that’ll build you a desktop synth into a cardboard box or a modular synth […]