10 best synths of Superbooth 2019

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We’ve already given you a run-down of our top overall gear picks from Superbooth 2019. Now, we focus specifically on synths. Analogue, digital, hybrid, electro-mechanical – these are our favourites from Berlin’s annual synth summit. Polyend Deadbox Medusa 2.0 A grown-up version of Polyend’s collaboration with Dreadbox, Medusa 2.0 adds a new drone mode and greatly […]

11 best products from Superbooth 2019

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Superbooth 2019 was packed with new synths, drum machines and effects, ranging from direct and useful to the beautifully bizarre. We round up our favourite music-making tools from Berlin’s annual synth show. Gamechanger Audio Motor Synth This unique eight-voice electro-mechanical synth sporting eight digitally controlled electric motors, each generating oscillations through inductance. Using motors gives […]

Superbooth 2019: Erica Synths launches new system, 13 modules

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At Superbooth 2019, Erica Synths announced a slew of new products, including the second edition of its Black Classic System and 13 new modules spread across three series: Black, Pico and Fusion. Black Classic System II and Black modules Where the original Black Classic System featured 13 Black series modules, the second edition ups the […]

Superbooth 2019: Best gear of Day 3

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That’s it, folks. The final curtain has fallen on Superbooth 2019. We’re already excited for next year, though. This year’s show was a veritable cornucopia of bleeping, growling, and droning synths, sweeping filters and modulation delight. Here are some of our favourite pieces from our last day at the show. Moog Matriarch Based on the […]

Superbooth 2019: Mute Records founder Daniel Miller explains new Eurorack collaboration

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Mute Records founder Daniel Miller is a legend in the world of synthesis, having helped bring the world Depeche Mode, New Order and Goldfrapp. However, it’s his own musical performance that was the inspiration for the two new modules from Future Sound Systems: Makrow and Stumm. We talk to the musical pioneer about the concept […]

Superbooth 2019: Granular synth module added to Percussa SSP platform

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Percussa were at Superbooth in Berlin showing off the latest updates to their Percussa SSP (Super Signal Processor) system, one of which is a brand new granular synth DSP module. The Percussa SSP is a self-contained digital modular system that is built into a Eurorack-compatible enclosure. Although it went on sale last year, it’s developers […]

Superbooth 2019: Hear Future Sound Systems/Mute Makrow and Stumm modules

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Built in collaboration with Mute Records co-founder Daniel Miller, Future Sound Systems has developed two new modules that are designed to give you macro control over your live modular arrangements. Stumm mute module Stumm is, appropriately, a mute module that provides six channels of audio mutes that can be grouped for quick arrangement shifts. Far […]

Superbooth 2019: Korg’s Nu:Tekt is a pocket-sized, DIY digital synthesizer

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Fresh from the Superbooth floor is Korg’s Nu:Tekt digital synthesizer. Though its still in the prototype phase, this solderless, build-it-yourself synth aims to be a more powerful version of Korg’s Monotron. Key to Nu:Tekt are two components: a multi-mode filter and a digital oscillator that’s capable of saw, triangle, square, VPM and user-loaded waveforms. Adding […]