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.
Guitar and bass amp simulations are often indistinguishable from the real thing. Here are seven of the best, plus a couple of honorable mentions.
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.
Stock plugin chains on instruments might provide immediate "wow factor", but they're rarely suitable for building a whole mix. Here's why.
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.
Yamaha's powerful Montage operating system has had an update, adding cool new features like Auto Beat Sync. Matt Vanacoro put it through its paces.
Matt Vanacoro shares his many years of musical experience to offer an insight into how going beyond 7th chords can add a new layer to your playing.
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.
There are some amazing free plugin and standalone software instruments out there, if only you could find them. Luckily we have compiled a list of the top 55 - so now you can!
Every month there's stories on the demise of music, the quality of music, or, in this case, the futility of making an album. Stevie Nicks has given an interesting opinion. Matt Vanacoro investigates.
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.
Musicians, producers and sound designers might all want to consider this Kontakt collection to pad out their sound library with some great ambient textures.
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.