Krakli Plugins Roland inspired SK7 polyphonic synthesizer is yours for free

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Ian Webster of Krakli has already brought us many classic synthesizer emulations including a Wasp, Casio CZ and the awesome CS-80 homage called Arminator from the development environment of SynthEdit. He shows no sign of stopping and his latest release is the SK7 that has a striking resemblance to the Roland SH7 synthesizer. Krakli SK7 […]

System80 releases Roland inspired 810 synth voice and 820 oscillator

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System80 are sticking with their love of the Roland vibe and have released two new Eurorack modules. The 810 is a three-section subtractive synth voice and the 820 pulls out the VCO part to offer it up on its own. 810 It’s three modules in one; a VCO to VCF to VCA. There’s nothing particularly […]

CRUMAR: This Frankenstein doll playing synths will haunt your dreams

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Like some kind of mash-up between the baby doll from Toy Story, Chucky and a bizarre episode of Dr Who comes an extraordinary minute of synth-pop madness that you can’t unsee. CRUMAR is the work of Dan Opsal & John Haskell who go by the name “Real Big Boys”. It features an unsettlingly altered baby robot […]

Preorders open on the UDO Super 6 synth as full details emerge

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Although the UDO Audio website and social media feeds remain largely dormant details of the eagerly awaited Super 6 synthesizer pop-up on the distributor’s website and some stores have started taking preorders. Super 6 UK distributor Hand in Hand has posted some new images and specifications for the synthesizer that wowed us at Superbooth in […]

Behringer Odyssey synthesizer sets sail for music shops

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We had our first proper look at Behringer’s take on the classic ARP Odyssey at NAMM in January. And then no news for months until suddenly it’s in a box and on its way to your local store. Apparently Thomann has air-freighted a bunch to make them available as soon as possible. Uli apologises on […]

Behringer renames the MS-101 the MS-1: Bowing to pressure from Roland?

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Behringer’s fanatical cloning activities always generate a bit of controversy and can often seem a bit brazen. Armed with the good intentions of wanting to fill the world with affordable versions of classic synthesizers they are sometimes a bit near the knuckle in terms of taking clearly recognisable designs and names that are owned by […]

Gibson show their soft side by returning the Oberheim name to Tom Oberheim

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In a gesture of good will Gibson has returned the Oberheim brand and trademark back to the company founder Tom Oberheim. Oberheim Gibson first acquired the name when Oberheim went bankrupt for the second time in 1988. It’s another one of those intellectual properites that Gibson seemed to do very little with and always makes […]

Source Audio C4 Synth Pedal – Modular system for your pedalboard?

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“Mind blowing” is the title of the video and Source Audio might be right. Their latest pedal is called C4 Synth and has it all. More specifically a digital, modular synthesiser for your pedal board. After the new of the new Boss SY-1 synth pedal last week, it looks like Summer NAMM could be a synth fest, but for guitarists! C4 […]

Moogseum to open in August with a “Moogmentum” jamboree

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The Bob Moog Foundation has been working toward the ultimate celebration of synthesizers and Moog-ness for some time. At NAMM in January they has a few exhibits on display in a pop-up Moogseum. Now they’ve announced that the grand opening will be in August and will feature Patrick Moraz, Herb Deutsch, Larry Fast and Lisa […]

Ableton CV Tools is now available in the Live 10 Suite

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It felt like it should have come as part of the Ableton Live 10.1 update but it wasn’t ready and Ableton decided to release the update anyway. The good news is that CV Tools is now fully checked out and ready to integrate your CV-based modular and Eurorack gear with Ableton Live. I’ve been using […]