Superbooth 2020 Home Edition highlights

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It’s certainly been a different kind of Superbooth this year, but audio manufacturers still managed to make their products shine through a gloomy moment in time. The community as a whole has rallied together with promise, and content creators like Hainbach, SonicState and Synth Anatomy did a grand job of helping brands showcase their designs. […]

Bastl Instruments’ MIDI Looper brings greater control to live-looping with MIDI

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Superbooth 2020: Czech device maker Bastl Instruments has unveiled its new MIDI Looper – a compact looping device that works with MIDI information – not audio – to offer flexible parameter adjustment capabilities on the fly. Through its single MIDI input, the device listens to all MIDI channels, sending that information to three selectable output […]

Vangelis Tribute 2 preset pack lands for Arturia  V Collection

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Superbooth 2020: Arturia has already made their outstanding V Collection 7 more affordable with a snap 50% off sale in light of the global pandemic. However, if you’re looking for even more inspiring sounds from yesteryear, look no further than Vangelis Tribute 2: Android Dreams. The new preset pack made by sound design master Paul […]

Is Behringer releasing a polyphonic K-2?

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Superbooth 2020: This morning, Behringer took to YouTube to tease a new synth, with the video titled Engaging Warp Drive Level Two. Judging from the last ‘Warp Drive’ video, which saw the Model D get a paraphonic update, it appears likely that another one of its monosynths is set to get a similar treatment. Although dimmed […]

Expert Sleepers’ Disting EX brings multi-function bliss at a mere 8HP

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Superbooth 2020: Expert Sleepers has announced the Disting EX, a multi-functional Eurorack module with oscillators, filters, effects and a WAV recorder. Disting EX sports delays, reverbs, CV input quantisers and a pattern generator, making it a modular workhorse. It also has a powerful 8-voice sample player and it comes with a 32GB MicroSD card that’s […]

Flame Mäander 2.0 boasts polyphonic detuning, 39 new wavetables and FM

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Superbooth 2020: Berlin-based synth maker, Flame, updates its unique analogue filterbank desktop synth, Mäander to version 2.0, featuring a new FM algorithm, polyphonic detuning, wavetable additions and more. Mäander is most recognisable for the 12 channel bandpass filterbank that occupies the lower part of the front panel, with each channel controllable by the internal sequencer. […]

Polyend Medusa gets a Limited Edition Black minimal makeover

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Superbooth 2020: Polyend’s collaboration with Dreadbox birthed Medusa, which you can now update to v3.0, along with a Limited Edition Black model that will be available from 1 May. Medusa is an analogue/digital hybrid synth and sequencer, built with Polish-based Polyend’s sequencing expertise, and Greek synth god Dreadbox’s demonstrable knowledge of noise. Initially launched in […]

The System Coupe is a colourful gathering of ALM/Busycircuit’s favourite modules

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Superbooth 2020: ALM/Busycircuits has announced the System Coupe, a complete modular system that brings together ten of its in-house modules – “some new, some staples, some proven classics”, as the company says. The Coupe is loaded for deep synthesis, featuring capabilities in sound generation, modulation, sampling, signal processing, pattern generation and sequencing. At the heart […]

Soundforce’s SFC-8 is a Jupiter-8 inspired MIDI controller

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Superbooth 2020: Soundforce has teased a new Jupiter 8-style bus-powered MIDI controller designed to control Arturia’s Jupiter 8V and Roland Cloud’s Jupiter-8 software synths. However, its extensive MIDI customisability means it will play nicely with any other software or hardware synth as well. Soundforce’s proprietary Control Panel app on Google Chrome lets you map each […]