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Review: U-He Repro 5: Polyphonic Prophet

This virtual recreation of the classic Prophet 5 is new from accomplished Berlin-based developer U-He. Noah Pred road tested the Repro 5: Polyphonic Prophet.

Best of 2017: Hardware Synths

Hardware synths continued to grow in popularity through 2017 proving that demand for tactile music machines is alive and kicking. Here's 10 of our favorite hardware synths released this year.  

Review: Air Music Tech Loom II

The multi-talented Loom II from Air Music Tech features unique sounds, an array of modules and a friendly take on additive synthesis. Noah Pred was suitably impressed...

Learn Core Synthesis Skills With Marc Doty & David Earl

Whether you're a beginner or a relatively experienced synth user, it never hurts to renew and refresh your understanding of the fundamentals of how sound and synths work. Here's 2 short videos.

3 Videos To Help You Sharpen Up Your Synthesis Skills

Whether you're after an introduction to synthesis or advanced tips to help you master your instrument of choice, you'll find courses to suit you in our ever-expanding library.

Get Creative With Granular Synthesis In Ableton Live

Breaking sounds down into grains is a great way to create completely new textures. Here, Rounik Sethi explains how granular synthesis works in every version of Live.

What Puts The Matrix In MatrixBrute? Find Out In This Short Video

Arturia's MatrixBrute may look daunting, but in this short video, Marc Doty shows you that the large button matrix can actually be much more straightforward to use than you might have thought.

Here’s The First Demo Of Modal CRAFTsynth Synthesizer, And It Sounds Impressive

We broke the news about the exciting and cute new self-assembly, portable, affordable, monophonic CRAFTsynth synthesizer from Modal Electronics on Friday. Now you can hear it in action.

Modal CRAFTsynth Is a Digital, Monophonic, Portable Synthesizer For Just £79!!

With a price of just £79, the new Modal Electronics CraftSynth has impressive spec, and apparently makes it very easy to assemble without soldering or specialist knowledge. Here's all the details.

Discover Synth1 – A Totally Free Synth Modelled On The Classic Nord Lead

Free synths are always cool but what’s even better is a guide to how best to use them! Join G.W Childs as he gives you a tour of Synth1.

Analog Synthesis 3: Envelope Generators

In part 3 out our essentials of subtractive / analog synthesis, Peter Schwartz takes us on a journey in sound programming using the envelope generator.

Interview: Danjel van Tijn From Eurorack Synth Maker, Intellijel

Intellijel are a well-loved name behind many crazy synthesizer modules those in Eurorack synth circles know. We caught up with Danjel van Tijn to find out more the company and the synth landscape.

This Buchla & Eurorack Synth Performance Will Take You On A Dreamy Electronic Journey

Combining a Buchla 200e and various Eurorack modules, master synthesist and composer, Steve H, invites you to take a meditative journey into an electronic dream world in this video performance.

Learn The Secret Of Synthesizing Fat Sound With This Expert Breakdown Of The Minimoog

A fat sound is highly prized, but not all synths can really do the business. Synth expert Marc Doty reveals the secrets behind the Minimoog’s unique and much-loved sound.

Watch Bob Moog Explain The Modular Synthesizer

In less than 2 minutes, one of the pioneers of synthesis, Bob Moog, explains and demonstrates the basics of synthesis.