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We've seen the Hyve Touch Synth in action and we've been left very impressed. The only question we had was when we could get this 60-voice polyphonic touch synth... and now the answer is here.
The Mona Lisa is probably the most famous painting in the world. Now it's been realised as MIDI art by Clemens from AutoTonic. And it looks incredibly good for a MIDI drawing.
Music Maker from Magix is a popular Windows software tool used by musicians for over 20 years. Now Music Maker is available for free for the first time. Yes, the full version! Free.
Image Line continues to show the love to FL Studio users. This free update (all customers get free lifetime updates) includes a number of maintenance and bug fixes with a few new additions.
The Curtis family have posted a revealing open letter to those wondering what Doug Curtis would make of his chips being cloned for use in Behringer's classic synth cloning plans.
The new Befaco Chopping Kinky is a dual-channel, voltage controlled wave folder synth module that turns simple sounds into richer ones. Check out the video below for a useful sonic demo.
So you want to have your track mastered for you (instantly, online) but using a specific reference track to guide the AI process? That's what Sound.Tools Matchering does and it's now in public BETA.
There are just six EMS Synthi 100 analog synthesizers remaining, and none available for the public to play. That's about to change as one of these is being fully restored and placed in a public space.
New company, Copper Traces, have released their first eurorack module and it looks like an interesting one. Seek is a 64 step CV/Gate sequencer.
There's some synths that cause you to stop what you're doing and just listen. Then there's the 20 Design Synth that will have you drooling before you've heard it. Here's the first silver 20 ever made.
With 20 synths in production Behringer have revealed another one they are working on reissuing. And this should make a lot of us very happy. The classic Oberheim OB-XA will see the light of day again!
UVI releases BeatHawk v2.0, free update adds iPhone support, AudioUnit v3 plugin, Step Editor, Ableton Link compatibility and more, available now on AppStore at $6.99 promo pricing.
Isotonik Studios have released a new patch pack for the Novation Circuit synth and groove box. This one is from Jim Drones and provides a lot of variety.
The newly designed DIY modular synthesizer system from Erica Synths, A Polivoks, is now available. Here's everything you need to know about it.
These six synthesizers in production now that you can buy today fall into the category of 'look, but don't touch'. Even if your finances don't stretch far enough... it's nice to have a dream synth.
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