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With double the sample memory of the Nord Electro 5 and a whole host of new features and improvements, the Nord Electro 6 packs vintage electro mechanical and acoustic instruments in one keyboard.
Dark Energy III is a standalone, monophonic, analog synthesizer from Doepfer. And as its name suggests is the successor to the popular version 2 with improvements.
With over 500,000 royalty-free audio samples and loops at launch, Native Instruments' Sounds.com is an enticing prospect for creative producers and DJs.
Featuring a 49-key velocity sensitive keyboard with aftertouch, the new Streichfett string synth takes the original string synth and adds tons more features and potential.
If you have $3.5K to spend on an incredible tube condenser microphone that brings classic sounding tube mics to your productions thanks to Rupert Neve Designs and sE Electronics... check out RNT.
Analogue Solutions have added to their synthBlocks series of synthesizers with the tiny Treadstone analog mono synth which interfaces with modular, MIDI and software setups and has a giant sound.
We caught up with Dublin-born DJ and producer Matador - aka Gavin Lynch - to get his thoughts on production, performance and how to keep producing great music...
Bitwig have been busy. There's tons of new features and improvements in Bitwig Studio 2.3 from Phaser-4 to time signature improvements and everything else inbetween.
Imagine being able to play the new Arturia MiniBrute 2 & 2S polyphonically. This smart video by Loopop shows 6 ways to turn this mono synth with 2 VCOs into a paraphonic and polyphonic powerhouse.
The new hardware synthesizer from Sonicware offers six different sound engines from granular to FM, 8-bit morphing wave to being able to edit audio waveforms. It looks impressive too.
When connected to the new full-size key ARP Odyssey analog synthesizer, the SQ-1 hardware sequencer looks like some kind of Star Wars droid. But don't let that put you off a very useful synth bundle.
When you think "drum machine" and "Korg" you probably wouldn't imagine the KR-55 Pro. It can do a lot for those wanting authentic sounding drum grooves for their tracks or performances.
Probably the most requested addition to the Volca synthesizer range from Korg has been a dedicated mixer that syncs multiple volca machines. In time for NAMM 2018 our prayers have been answered.
The new Korg Prologue is a multi-voice poly, analog synthesizer. The Prologue 8 and 16 come equipped with 49 or 61 full-size keys and are 8-voice or 16-voice respectively. Here's the official details.
Hardware and software synth specialists Arturia have announced the release of RackBrute, a Eurorack modular storage, power, and transport system featuring Arturia Link. Full review inside.
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