Elektron Analog Drive deal at Thomann – EUR 89 instead of EUR 395!

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Swedish company Elektron is known for its excellent synthesisers and drum machines. The Analog Drive 2016 was their first outing in the direction of the guitar universe. Unfortunately, it was launched with a price of just under 400 euros, which was quite high priced. Now three years later Thomann is selling them for under EUR 90 a pop, […]

NAMM 2019: Korg dreams up some Kronos, Krome and Kross specials

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Korg desires balance in the universe. Just when you think they are overdosing on coolness and kudos with the Volca Modular and Minilogue XD they redress the balance with some neon coloured special edition Kross keyboards. Oh, and they’ve tweaked the Kronos and Krome just enough to make it newsworthy at NAMM. Kross Special Edition […]

Flow Motion FM Synth combines FM and subtractive synthesis in a very cool GUI

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It’s all about FM synthesis at the moment. Here’s another go and making it easy and accessible but Waves unashamably combine it with a more analog style subtractive synthesis to bring a warmer and more familiar feel. Flow Motion FM Synth looks very interesting indeed. Flow Motion FM Synth It looks completely brilliant. I’m enjoying […]

Excel MIDI: This spreadsheet sequencer will make music from your tax returns

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Excel is one of the staples of the modern world that we just can’t escape from. So why not inject a bit of creativity in your spreadsheets and calculations by turning it into MIDI? Excel MIDI will show you how. Excel MIDI Or will it? In some way it’s comforting to know that MIDI in […]

Roland’s AX-Edge keytar with custom blades couldn’t be more metal

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In a sort of back-to-the-80’s and yet futuristic lurch into the world of big hair and loud guitars Roland introduces the AX-Edge. It’s a scythe-shaped keytar with a swappable blade for cutting through on those synth solos. AX-Edge Equals parts nuts and awesome this is the coolest thing I’ve seen in ages. I mean any normal […]

Q170 MIDI Gates: Moog Unit module produces gate signals from MIDI messages

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Synthesizers.com produce 5U “Moog Unit” modules for the Moog modular format. Their latest creation is the Q170 MIDI Gates module. It’s a neat way of bringing gate signals into you modular via MIDI messages. Q170 MIDI Gates It consists of three MIDI ports, on In, one Out, one Thru, and 8 programmable gate outputs on […]

Novation NovaX VST Editor and Librarian for Nova and Nova II synthesizers

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Mystery Islands Music is about to release an editor for the Novation Nova Desktop and Nova II Keyboard hardware synthesizers. There will be a separate one called SNX for the Supernova but that’s not quite ready yet. For now, it’s all about the regular Nova. NovaX It’s a VST and AU plug-in that runs right […]

ONDA computerised musical instrument from Critter and Guitari

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A new instrument was introduced over the weekend at Moogfest from the makers of the Organelle. It’s called ONDA and follows a very similar form factor and can run algorithms from simple to complex on its open platform. ONDA It combines elements from the Organelle and the Pocket Piano but adds a new light-up keyboard […]