RYM2612 FM Synthesizer based on the Sega Mega Drive console now available as VSTi

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We first saw the RYM2612 back in 2016 when it was first released as a Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason. Inphonik is now very pleased to be releasing it in VST, AU and AAX formats to hopefully reach a wider audience. RYM2612 It’s based on the Yamaha YM2612 FM synthesizer chip that formed the sound […]

ORBIS: The World Synthesizer from Spitfire and David Fanshawe

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Every now and then a new product gives you chills. I felt the hairs go up on the back of my neck watching the 1-minute trailer for ORBIS. It’s the latest instrument from sampling supremos Spitfire delving into the extraordinary archive recordings of global sonic explorer David Fanshawe. ORBIS: The World Synthesizer For over 4 […]

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 […]

Bitwig Studio 3 is finally out. Enter the Grid!

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Bitwig Studio 3 is officially out! While the public beta had been available for testing since May, we had to wait a bit longer for the official release. The latest version of the modular DAW is now here, including its most anticipated feature: The Grid. What’s new in Bitwig Studio 3? The Grid is a […]

Learning Synths: Ableton Will Teach You Synthesis In Your Browser

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For many producers, synthesis is at the core of their creative process. Being able to program and create sounds a number of different hardware or software synths is a skill that pays massive dividends, but can often be a hard space to get started in. As a follow on to Learning Music, a browser-based music […]

Learning Synths: Ableton Will Teach You Synthesis In Your Browser

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For many producers, synthesis is at the core of their creative process. Being able to program and create sounds a number of different hardware or software synths is a skill that pays massive dividends, but can often be a hard space to get started in. As a follow on to Learning Music, a browser-based music […]

Adorable wooden buttoned Organelle thing gets a hardware update

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The Critter and Guitari Organelle is a remarkable and weird little blue box with wooden buttons and a whole computer engine of synthesis and sound design flexibility. They just announced a new version with a slightly bigger box and more stuff. Organelle M It’s running all the same software and setup as the original Organelle […]

Vector digital hardware synthesizer warps its way into availability

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We first had a tease of the Vector digital synthesizer last September but I’m very happy to report that they are about to open preorders on what they are calling a unique hybrid synthesizer. Vector Vector is a desktop synthesizer with a great big touch screen featured in the middle and surrounded by encoders and […]

MODO Drum: physically modelled percussion from IK Multimedia

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Well, we guessed from the tease that it was going to be something about drums and now IK Multimedia has revealed MODO Drum a virtual instrument built on physically modeled drums and percussion. MODO Drum The idea is to offer the most customisable drum kits the world has ever seen. Using a combination of model […]

Output Portal: A granular FX plug-in with heaps of modulation

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Output has released Portal, a granular effects plug-in. Portal invites you to run any input signal through its granular synthesis engine, taking “your sounds to another dimension”, as Output claims. The plug-in also features extensive modulation capabilities and additional effects. Like other granular synthesizers and effects, such as Granulizer 2, PolyGAS, or Cosmosf FX4, Output […]