Keith McMillen Instruments has just announced that they have begun shipping their QuNexus Smart Sensor Keyboard Controller to customers around the world.
The QuNexus features KMI’s Smart Sensor technology which transmits pressure, tilt, polyphonic aftertouch, and velocity. QuNexus also supports CV, MIDI, USB, and OSC, for maximum flexibility.
“QuNexus is the most important evolution in keyboards since the Erard Escapement was introduced to pianos in 1821,” said KMI founder, Keith McMillen. “QuNexus gives keyboardists forms of expression that were only available to string and horn players. Although playful in appearance, it performs and feels like a serious instrument.” Continue reading
The Bob Moog Foundation has released a new series of posters that explain the fundamentals of synthesis.
This set of seven 11″x17″ posters covers these topics:
- What is a waveform?
- What is an oscillator?
- What is a filter?
- What is an envelope?
- What is an amp?
- What is a harmonic?
- What is an L.F.O.?
The Fundamentals of Synthesis posters are available individually, or as a set for US $25.
This is the official demo video for the new Softube Console 1 hardware & software mixing system, introduced at Musikmesse 2013, with product manager Niklas Odelholm. Continue reading
Synth superfreak Marc Doty continues his in-depth look at the classic Roland Juno-6 synthesizer. Continue reading
Nord has released The Hound – an update to the Nord Sample Library.
Here’s what they have to say about it: Continue reading
Gimmick Mini is a free synthesizer for OS X that generates oscillator waveforms by considering how many times to ‘twist’ the wave
Here’s what the creator has to say about Gimmick’s approach:
Gimmick?s oscillator creates waveform by setting how many times to twist it in a cycle and then divides it by scanning up and down direction, finally player can also determine ratios of each turning points.
Note: The developer notes that “Gimmick synth is under ongoing development”, so you might encounter some beta glitches.
Here’s an audio demo: Continue reading