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Native Instruments want to add to your pile of pressies under your tree. Available for FREE until December 31, KINETIC TREATS conjures sinister, evolving sounds from samples of vintage toys.
This one is for the players. Synth players. Korg Japan have published official details for the new Korg Kronos 88 LS workstation synth. We've translated all the details and features into English here.
With a subtractive synthesis foundation, the Vermona '14 Analogsynthesizer aims to be the dream synthesizer for tweaks and synthesists alike. Here's the info on this 222 limited run analog synth.
UVI has been working on this project in secret for a few years now. No surprise when you consider its size and scope. World Suite splits contains instruments with over 50,000 samples from 12 regions.
Koma Elektronik Field kit is inspired by experimental electronic pioneers like John Cage. It uses contact microphones and electromagnetic pickups to generate and process sound from virtually anything.
Elektron have announced version 1.15 of Overbridge, their award-winning software suite that allows full DAW integration for compatible Elektron hardware. There's support for Analog Heat and much more.
These synthesizer stands from KVgear are designed for the Roland Boutique range, but can hold a lot more. Unlike a lot of other solutions, the Boo stands are economical too.
Native Instruments are showing off again! ;) This time we're thrilled to see that MASCHINE and TRAKTOR can perform in sync together wirelessly thanks to NI making both compatible with Ableton Link.
Working with some top AV M4L talent in the world, Isotonik Studios have come out with Retro Collection. It's designed for creating visuals for Ableton Live performances generated from audio & MIDI.
The recent Audified U73b compressor plugin was a big hit here in the AskAudio studios. So, we're naturally excited by the new U78 Saturator plug-in, based on the U73b announced today.
Tegeler Audio tells us they've released a unique stereo compressor with flexible emulation modes, is remote-controlled by a plug-In... plus, it has the longest name of any analog compressor we know.
Fascinated by portable synthesizers? The Tiny-TS is a DIY digital hardware synth the size of a credit card with a one octave captive keyboard! And it's now available to buy on Kickstarter.
When we tried to pick our top 10 digital synthesizers across 3 price ranges (0-$150, $150-$500 & $500-$2500+) we just couldn't leave some of the below synths out. So here's 19 of our favorites.
This new analog semi-modular synthesizer, Ants, from Plankton Electronics is as affordable as it is portable, as accessible as it is beautiful. And did we mention it sounds great too?
The Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms series is about to get even more popular we think, thanks to the release of the Dynamic Impulse Filter. Here's a video and details for this module.
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