Krakli Plugins Roland inspired SK7 polyphonic synthesizer is yours for free

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Ian Webster of Krakli has already brought us many classic synthesizer emulations including a Wasp, Casio CZ and the awesome CS-80 homage called Arminator from the development environment of SynthEdit. He shows no sign of stopping and his latest release is the SK7 that has a striking resemblance to the Roland SH7 synthesizer. Krakli SK7 […]

Boss SY-1: 121 synths in one guitar pedal – and no MIDI pickup required

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Boss has just announced its new SY-1 pedal, a small synthesiser pedal for electric guitar that does not require any modifications to the guitar (like MIDI pickups). Based on 2015’s SY-300, this smaller version is suitable for both guitar and bass and brings along typical sounds for lead, organ and bass synths alongside rhythmic patterns.  Boss says it’s tried to keep operation […]

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 […]

Behringer DS-80 round 3 – is Uli getting the hang of his CS-80 clone?

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Uli Behringer has been working on a tribute/clone/reimaging of the classic Yamaha CS-80 polyphonic synthesizer. The first design kept the bank of preset sliders and had a very small ribbon, the second design sorted out the patch system and ribbon but put the performance controls out of reach. Uli is hoping third time’s the charm. […]

Behringer releases updated images of the developing DS-80 synthesizer

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A couple of weeks ago we saw renders of Behringer’s attempt at a clone of the Yamaha CS-80 polyphonic synthesizer. It took in a lot of the beats of the original but many people were unhappy (as people always are) about the layout. Behringer took these comments on board and has reworked it into a […]

Superbooth 2019: MFB SYNTH 8 polyphonic analog synthesizer

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On the last day of Superbooth 2019, MFB surprised everyone when they unpacked the prototype of the SYNTH 8 polyphonic analog synthesizer. It’s a polyphonic version of the SYNTH II, but with improved circuits and some new ideas. With three VCOs per voice, we can expect some thick and lush analog sounds! MFB saved the […]

Superbooth 2019: Novation Summit is their peak of the polysynths

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Leaked just before the show but now Novation has released all the details on their new flagship 16-voice polyphonic 61-key synthesizer. Summit Building on the success of the Peak Novation has expanded it into a fabulous looking “proper” synthesizer and called it the Summit. It looks great. Taking its cue from the Peak and Bass […]

Superbooth 2019: Korg Minilogue XD Module for your tabletop

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The Minilogue XD is turning out to be a bit of a special synthesizer. Now Korg has released it from the shackles of a keyboard and turned it into a good looking desktop synth. Minilogue XD Module We already know that it’s good. The 2 VCOs plus a Multi-Engine custom oscillator, the new filter design, […]

Behringer releases draft of DS-80 synthesizer designs

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Well, that didn’t take them long. It’s less than a week since Yamaha casually asked some people if they’d like a reissued CS-80 and Behringer has caught onto the idea, suggested they might do the same and now has a mockup of the actual device itself. You snooze you lose Yamaha. DS-80 Behringer are continuing […]

UDO Super 6: 12 voice polyphonic binaural analog-hybrid synthesizer

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New musical instrument company UDO are going to reveal their first product at Superbooth in a couple of weeks. They are calling it the Super 6 and the glimpses we’ve had so far are very interesting indeed. Super 6 UDO is based in Bristol and is founded by George Hearn who was the designer behind […]