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Synths you can play in your web browser are becoming more common place. This emulation of the classic Roland Juno 106 synthesizer is very enjoyable and easy to navigate and play.
Kris Dirksen, known for scoring music or trailers for Mad Max: Fury Road & Breaking Bad, talks about how the Buchla Music Easel synth came to be at the heart of his score for Cinemax's Quarry series.
As well as showing us round his cool studio in this video, Paul Godfrey gives us a tour of one of his favorite new analog music machines. It’s the Arturia DrumBrute of course.
This detailed demo video for the Bastl Instruments Kastle explores the basics of this mini-modular synth, its sonic capabilities with emphasis on the modulation and sound sections.
Don't be fooled by the size and affordable price of Modal's new CRAFTsynth. There's so much more to this digital monophonic synth kit than meets the eye. We dropped in to Modal HQ to get hands on.
If you're partial to a bit of fat Acid-Talk and singing Kicks then the latest Reaktor Blocks from Flintpope are going to be right up your street. Plus you can donate or get them for free.
There's small and there's small. The Tiny TS touch synthesizer is, as its name suggest, simply tiny! In context this DIY synth with a one-octave keyboard is the size of a credit card!
The next generation of SSL's Nucleus DAW controller and audio interface in one is now available. Here's all the details you need to know.
Squarp's 64-track hardware sequencer continues to improve thanks to OS updates from the team. Pyra OS 1 adds a new effect LFO, automation editing, quick step, screen improvements and more.
Small boutique synth makers, Schmidt, are coming out with a new version of their 8-voice polyphonic Schmit synthesizer. It's all white and we're waiting to confirm further details.
You're producing & performing. So, you need two different MIDI controllers, right? Wrong. Mine is a new modular MIDI controller with real faders, encoders, pads, buttons that you customise yourself.
Rob Papen's Predator 2 is one of the most hotly awaited virtual synths this year. Originally scheduled for a September release it's available now and looks like it could be worth the wait.
This new update for the OP-1 synthesizer from Teenage Engineering includes the new voltage synth, arpeggio sequencer, tape loop, PO-sync and much more. Check out the video for more info.
Ableton certified trainer and seasoned live performer, Timo Preece, walks us through key concepts for building and maintaining a successful live performance setup in this video tutorial.
Erica Synths Pico modular synth system has taken the eurorack world by storm. They're small in size but include impressive features. Now there's 4 new Pico modules: SEQS, Logic, A logic and DSP.
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