Saturday Synth Porn: In this video, Keyboard magazine Editor In Chief Stephen Fortner pays a visit to the office of Arturia, in Grenoble, France, and checks out their sweet collection of vintage synths. Continue reading
Elektron has released a new free sound library, Biopads, for the Analog Four and Analog Keys.
You can preview it above. Continue reading
Arturia has introduced three limited edition style variations on the MicroBrute SE analog synthesizer, in Blue, White and Orange.
The MicroBrute SE features a single VCO with three waveforms you can mix at will, three waveshapers, an overtone generator, a classic Steiner-Parker filter, and Arturia’s ‘Brute Factor’.
You also get a step sequencer and a Mod Matrix that let the MicroBrute SE connect with other analog devices and even modular synthesizers. The SE model includes messenger-style gig bag and 4 stackable jack cables. Continue reading
The Radio Shack Realistic Moog MG-1 Synthesizer is one of those synths that people love to hate and hate to love.
It’s a bizarre little synth, that combines elements of an electric organ and a stripped-down Moog synthesizer. And it’s got some horrific build issues. But it also features a Moog filter, great analog sound and was a great first synth for a lot of synthesists. Continue reading
Here’s a quick look at the new Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 monophonic synthesizer, via keyboardmag1. Continue reading
Native Instruments today released the Komplete Kontrol S-Series control keyboards and the latest generation of Komplete and Komplete Ultimate software bundles.
Here’s the official intro video: Continue reading
The new Roland Aira System-1 synthesizer puzzled a lot of synth fans when it was originally introduced, mainly because it introduced a new ‘Plug-Out’ technology that promised to let the System-1 have different sonic personalities.
Now that several ‘Plug-Out’ synths are available, it’s easier to appreciate the System-1 as a platform. In this video, Sweetwater’s Mitch Gallagher offers another look at the System-1 platform and shows how Rolland’s Plug-Out technology lets you use their soft synths as a hardware synth. Continue reading