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 […]

Radikal Technologies DELTA CEP A semi-modular swarms into the shops

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It feels like we’ve been waiting an age for this remarkable looking semi-modular synthesizer to move beyond the synth shows and make itself available. We first saw it at NAMM 2018 but now Radikal believes the time is right to set the DELTA CEP A loose on an unsuspecting world. DELTA CEP A This is […]

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 […]

Dreadbox give us a sneak preview of the NYX V2

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Dreadbox has released a comprehensive glimpse of a new synthesizer that we’re presuming we’ll see at Superbooth this week. It’s the semi-modular analogue NYX V2. NYX V2 This new and enhanced version builds on the look and the functionality of the original and appears to push it into deeper directions. It still has the doubling […]

Soma Labs Pulsar-23 Organismic Drum Machine spotted in the flesh

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Soma Labs is bringing their much anticipated Pulsar-23 drum machine to Superbooth in a couple of weeks. They’ve just released a video on YouTube to give us a flavour of what it’s about and to give us our first look at the finished product. It’s orange and awesome. Pulsar-23 I’ve been excited by the concept […]

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 an Aphex Twin firmware update

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Nothing happens to the Bass Station II for years and then we get two significant firmware updates with little time between them. This latest firmware update features an AFX Mode inspired by Aphex Twin (Richard James) vision of what the Bass Station II could be capable of. Bass Station II V4.14 Hot on the heels […]

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 […]

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 […]

Future Sound Systems finds a naked groove with the Portland percussion synth

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The perfect accompaniment to their Brunswick naked synthesizer the Portland percussion synth combines all sorts of noise and resonators to produce a cool synthesizer of drums in a stripped down package. Portland I think the idea is that this is a 4-channel drum synthesizer but there’s so much going on that it’s not entirely clear. […]