SubLab: serious sub-bass from Future Audio Workshop

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This is the first new synthesizer from Future Audio Workshop in a long time. It’s called SubLab and is designed to give you “the hardest hitting sub-bass every time”. SubLab This is not a virtual analogue synth for making bass noises. SubLab pulls together a number of digital and analogue processes to craft a bass […]

Erica Synths Fusion VCO V2 is dark and full of terrors

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A riotous new oscillator from Erica Synths bakes in an enormous amount of tube driven crunch and detunable thickness. Fusion VCO V2 The oscillator is built on the AS3340 core and offers three simultaneous waveforms. They then mix in a transistor based sub-oscillator and an unexpected detune function. The detuning, which you’d normally need two […]

Get twice the Sub on your VCO with the Erica Synths Black Double Bass

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The Black Double Bass from Erica Synths pulls together two transistor sub-oscillators and a lowpass filter for fattening up any weedy sounding VCO into a sonic monster. Black Double Bass This is a great concept. It’s not an audio oscillator by itself, it’s more like an effects module. It needs an audio input from an […]

Nektar BOLT Harmonics Synthesizer takes us by surprise

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Weren’t really expecting Nektar the makers of MIDI controllers to come up with a virtual synthesizer until we stumbled upon it in an Instagram yesterday. Well now it’s official, it’s BOLT and it’s all about harmonics. BOLT They are calling them Harmonic Oscillators where the sounds overtone structure is generated inside the oscillator. It feels […]

GS Apollo 1 Analog Monosynth ready for liftoff

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From Argentine manufacturer GS Music comes the Apollo 1 analog monophonic synthesizer. Nicely laid out with classic lines and Moog-esque knobs, let’s check it out. Apollo 1 It’s as straightforward as they come. Apollo 1 is entirely analog with two voltage controlled oscillators, a VCF, VCA, two envelopes, and three LFOs. The oscillators have triangle, sawtooth, […]

RectangularThing: a limited edition complete synthesizer voice for Eurorack

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This is Not Rocket Science (TiNRS) has been talking about the RectangularThing since Superbooth. It’s a personal, experimental project into analogue manufacturing that emerged from them playing with the reissued Curtis chips. TiNRS came up with something so good that they felt they had to build a handful, and go mad with the front panel […]

ZVex Super Duper Concert Bass Mod: Subsonic limited edition with a Sunn O))) vibe

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The new ZVex Super Duper Concert Bass Mod pedal is a bass-heavy version of Zachary’s Super Duper pedal, and is due to make an appearance as a limited edition. ZVex Super Duper Concert Bass Mod Based on the ZVex Super Duper, which is essentially two Super Hard-On pedals stacked, this modded version is a bass […]

The Audiophile Circuits League take on a Monster Multi-Function Discrete VCO

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Hot on the heels of the development of their System 1 Stereo Synth comes a super wide monster of an oscillator. They are calling it simply the Multi-Function Discrete VCO, which is probably an understatement. I am loving that tuning knob, it looks like it comes off an old safe and gives you precise control […]

Moog reveal the front panel of the Subharmonicon that you can build at Moogfest

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At Moogfest every year they run a two-day Engineer Pass workshop to build a Moog synthesizer. Last year it was the DFAM. It was supposed to be exclusive to that event but eventually, unlike previous years, Moog decided to release it as a regular product. This year’s project is called Subharmonicon and Moog are teasing us […]