One of the first websites to folly implement WebMIDI, Soundmondo lets reface synth users store, recall, organise and share their sounds with other users. This looks like a promising portal.
Can you imagine what the world's smallest MIDI synthesizer looks like? You might be very, very surprised just how small (and capable) it is.
If you think music making is solely the domain of two-legged humans, think again. Rats are laying down esoteric and experimental electronic beats, rhythms, and melodies too.Â Take a listen.
Imagine a synth where you could quickly morph sounds through different environmental modes. BioTek is that synth and it sounds pretty unique from early tests we've seen and heard.
Synthesis has come a long way since its humble beginnings and certain vintage synths are still influential on the sounds we listen to today. Here are 11 synths that have stood the test of time.
Hardware synthesizers have continued their revival in 2015 proving that demand for tactile music machines is alive and kicking. Here's 5 of our favorite hardware synths released this year.
So, you're looking for an unusual, inventive, additive synthesizer? You use Ableton Live? Then Mellisonic's Polyphilla (Max for Live instrument) should be on your radar! Timo Preece checks it out.
Version 2.0 of Waves Audio's virtual analog synth, Element, has been released. Perfect for creating fat, warm sounds that emulate classic hardware synths, it is powered by Waves' virtual voltage tech.
Erica Synths' Acid box II is an emulation of a classic Russian synth's voltage controlled filter for awesome analog resonance sweeps. Don't take my word for it, watch the video to see it in action.
The Roland AIRA TR-8 and TB-3 demand to be played, tweaked and performed with. In this tutorial for beginner users, Sara Simms shows how to create an Acid House beat and bassline using these machines.
Terra is the latest Max for Live polyphonic synthesizer from K-Devices... Joshua Casper puts it through its paces to see whether it'll send Ableton based sound designers and producers into a frenzy.
Arturia have now added the huge and awesome V Collection 4 to their 2015 winter holiday sale. Comprising software synths and drum machines, this means you can grab it for half price!
Percussa tells us that Synthor is the first software digital modular synthesizer in the world with a dedicated hardware interface (that being AudioCubes of course!) This looks really, really cool.
So you have a Eurorack module or two and a guitar pedal. But, you want them to play well together? Monde Synthesizer have something just for you.
Amazing Machines are amongst the first to support the new Reaktor Blocks format. Their AM102 is a programmable wavetable oscillator which Toby Pitman explains is pretty easy to like a lot.