synthesizer

Teenage Engineering announces the official return of its OP-1 synthesizer — with a price hike

Teenage Engineering, the company behind the famed OP-1 synthesizer broke a year of silence to unveil the unit's return -- with just one stipulation.

NAMM 2019: Arturia launches its MicroFreak experimental hybrid synthesizer

New from Arturia at NAMM 2019 is the MicroFreak synthesizer. It was designed as an experimental hybrid creative engine with just a touch of madness.

Korg drops 3 brand new synths a week out from NAMM 2019

Just over one week ahead of NAMM, Korg has unveiled the new Korg Minilogue XD, which was teased late 2018. It also revealed new members of its Volca lineup.

Sequential reveals its new Prophet XL synthesizer, a jumbo model of the popular Prophet X

Sequential has unveiled the Sequential Prophet XL, which is a larger version of the classic Prophet X with a few new features.

TiNRS announces RectangularThing – A Eurorack synth you’ll never get your hands on

Dutch start-up This is Not Rocket Science announced the launch of a new type of hardware synth unit to hit the market soon and in a limited quantity.

Nord unveils the sexy new Nord Stage 3 keyboard at Musikmesse Frankfurt

Swedish company Nord has taken the wraps off of the Nord Stage 3, a new keyboard that serves as a follow up to the 2015 Nord Stage 2 EX.

Rob Papen SubBoomBass [Review]

Rob Papen released their SubBoomBass back in 2009, and it was their first non-generic synthesizer, that focused almost exclusively on being a great bass synthesizer. SubBoomBass is included in Rob Papen‘s Explorer-III bundle which was released earlier this year, so we took the time to have a look at the synth. User Interface The UI of SubBoomBass is very unique and distinctive. Love it or ha...[Read More]

Dave Smith Instruments announces Pro 2 synthesizer

A couple days ago, Dave Smith Instruments started teasing their next synthesizer. Well, that new synthesizer is here. Introducing the Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2. The Pro 2 features four digital oscillators, innovated largely by Dave Smith himself, plus a sub-oscillator. It also features a new dual mode analog filter with both a ladder and a state variable. There are also a couple touch strips, l...[Read More]

Dave Smith teases upcoming synthesizer

Today Dave Smith teased a new synthesizer on his Facebook page, suggesting that the company will be releasing a new product soon! Two photos have been released, the first with a caption that reads “we’re putting the finishing touches on the new synth!”. This has already sparked speculation about what the upcoming instrument could be like. You can check out the second picture belo...[Read More]

Rob Papen Blue II synthesizer [Review]

Rob Papen has fast become a leader in virtual synthesizers, and one of their more recent synthesizers is the Blue II “cross-fusion” synthesizer, released earlier this year. The original Blue synthesizer was released in 2005 with much success, but will the second version live up to the firsts name? Once the plugin is installed and first opened, users will notice the modern looking user ...[Read More]

Moog releases the Werkstatt-Ø1 DIY analog synth

Moog has released a DIY analog synth kit called the Werkstatt-Ø1. Originally the kit was supposed to be a Moogfest 2014 exclusive, but Moog seems to have changed that and is now offering it to the public, in limited numbers. The kit is available in extremely limited numbers through a select number of U.S. dealers only. The kit was designed as an educational tool, is said to be extremely easy to bu...[Read More]

XILS-lab XILS 4 synthesizer [Review]

XILS-lab has once again released another great version of the XILS synth, the XILS 4. The XILS 4 emulates the EMS VCS4, which was never released but quite sought after. Based on two integrated, interlinked and interacting VCS 3 cores, it could create a wide variety of new sounds. The ability to do this as well as have the freedom of the pin matrix for processing allows for unparalleled freedom in ...[Read More]

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