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 […]

bx_oberhausen is Brainworx emulation of an Oberheim classic

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Brainworx and Plug-in Alliance promised us some software synths at NAMM earlier in the year. The first one to emerge is a rather brilliant recreation of the classic Oberheim SEM (although they distinctly refrain from mentioning it by name). Brainworx is known for the quality of their analogue modelling of hardware effects and so bringing […]

NAMM 2019: Arturia cross a MicroBrute with Mutable Plaits and get MicroFreak

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Arturia has borrowed some Mutable Instruments algorithms and given birth to a wonderful hybrid synthesizer they are calling the MicroFreak (adorable).  MicroFreak Take a Mutable Instrument Plaits Eurorack module and stuff the oscillator algorithms into some Arturia hardware. Add a SEM style filter, a weird PCB keyboard and a whole bunch of character and you end […]

Arturia is cooking up preamp and filter plug-ins for upcoming release

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French software and hardware institution Arturia let it slip that it’s launching two new plug-in collections. Instead of synths, Arturia is tackling preamp and filter emulations this time around. Predictably, it’s a bunch of classic studio gear that’s being brought to DAWs with the developer’s typical attention to detail. It’s a fine selection and a […]