One of the world’s true pioneers of synthesizer music, Isao Tomita, died of heart failure in Tokyo on the 7th March, aged 84. Listen to two of his groundbreaking contributions to synth music here.
If you like experimental synthesizers, then Artificial Noise's LAB:1 will likely appeal. It's a hand-made, 6 oscillator, analog machine. And they're not taking pre-orders for a second batch.
Fancy a desktop analog monophonic synthesizer based on Bob Moog's legendary Minimoog Model D? Then the Crowminius by Scott Rider, currently on Kickstarter, will be of interest.
What do Nine Inch Nails, Saw Movie & Wayward Pines soundtracks have in common? Charlie Clouser of course. This prolific musician, composer and synthesist reveals his creative & studio workflows.
Watch Julianna Barwick perform her beautiful, Look Into Your Own Mind, in the Moog Sound Lab using a couple of Moogerfoogers, a Sub 37 synth, and the popular semi-modular Mother-32 synthesizer.
Imagine using an Ableton Push to control your Eleketronc Analog Rytm, or Analog Four... or even the ELektron Octatrack? Stop imagining, this Max/MSP patch allows you to do just that, and now!
Be prepared to have your mind blown wide open. Moog have just released possibly the best emulation of a modular synth ever for iPad and iPhone. Details and video demos a plenty of Moog Model 15 below.
At Moogfest later in May there'll be a free interactive bazaar that gives everyone a chance to discover and test-drive the next generation of electronic musical instruments, including modular synths.
Brining together musicians and synth lovers in a friendly, accessible space in a beautiful European city is exactly what Torino Synth Meeting is all about. The founder reveals more in this interview.
Showing just a limited palette of sounds and capabilities, this synth jam video from Musikmesse includes Arturia's highly anticipated MatrixBrute and the ever present, much-loved MicroBrute.
Take a journey with ski masks, haunting soundscapes, mirrors, Moog synths, and Meris processors in this captivating video performance from Makeup and Vanity Set. Just watch it.
A patchable analog all-in-one modular synthesiser cheaper than a Eurorack system? That's what Kilpatrick Audio's Phenol is, and it gives you all you need to get your modular synth itch scratched.
Hot off the heels of our recent big review of the public BETA for Overbridge 1.10... Elektron have released 1.10 into the wild along with Analog Rytm OS 1.30 with an excellent video demo.
The good folks at Corsynth, modular synth makers from Spain, let us know about their new Quad Linear VCA/VC Mixer module. Check out the video to see it in action.
Imagine bringing environmental sounds from where you are and adding them to a custom built Moog modular synth and being part of the Global Synthesizer Project debuting at Moogfest! It can happen...