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
When Dave Smith introduced the Pro 2, he called it his “most powerful mono synth ever.”
Stack agrees. “The Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 is the most useful synth I’ve ever played,” he notes. “In addition to its great internal sounds, with four assignable CV Outputs (and four inputs!), it (much like the Moog Multi-Pedal) is able to lend new functionality to your older existing gear.”
Ultimately, how powerful or useful you rate a synth is subjective – it depends on your needs, budget and tastes. Stack explains and demonstrates why he thinks so highly of the Pro 2 below – check it out and let us know what you think!
In this video, via AnalogueStudio12, Peter Vogel demonstrates the Fairlight CMI 30A computer music instrument, “the sound of the 80’s”, live on Channel 9, May 11, 2013.
Roland today announced the SH-2 Plug-Out Software Synthesizer – a recreation of the classic SH-2 synthesizer from 1979.
The Roland SH-2 is a classic 2-oscillator plus sub-oscillator monosynth. The SH-2 Plug-Out software synth is a recreation of the vintage keyboard, based on Roland’s Analog Circuit Behavior technology. Continue reading