New Erica Synths Fusion Modules Put Vacuum Tubes In Your Eurorack Modular Synthesizer

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The Erica Synths Fusion series  – a new collection of vacuum tube synthesis modules – are now available for Eurorack synthesizers.

Erica Fusion series consist of whole range of modules used in sound generation and shaping circuit – pure sine VCO with unique tube waveshaper (will be available mid-January 2015), VCO signal Mixer, Ringmodulator, VCF, VCA and Analogue Delay/Chorus. The first two modules are an Analogue Delay/Chorus module and a VCF. Continue reading

Poll: If Behringer Makes A Synth, What Should They Make?

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Many people think of Behringer primarily as a maker of ‘clones’ of popular music gear, or more recently, for creating some innovative mixer and monitor lines.

But, before Behringer was even a company, founder Uli Behringer got his start by building his own keyboard, the UB-1 synthesizer (above), when he was 16.

Now, it looks like Behringer could soon be making synthesizers again.  Continue reading

LinnStrument – ‘The Ultimate Open-Source Hacker Instrument’

Developer Geert Bevin has been working with Roger Linn to developer the firmware for his new instrument, the LinnStrument.

The LinnStrument is a new electronic music control instrument that’s designed for users that want to be able to play more expressively with synthesized sounds. Unlike traditional keyboard controllers, it lets you independently control any parameter of individual sounds, while playing polyphonically.

In addition to be a powerful new controller, the LinnStrument is also ‘the ultimate open-source hacker instrument, according to Bevin. This video captures a discussion Bevin gave recently about hacking the LinnStrument, at Devoxx 2014 in Antwerp, Belgium. Continue reading

New Korg Kronos Workstation “The Most Powerful Synthesizer On The Planet”

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Korg today introduced the new Kronos – the most powerful version of their flagship keyboard music workstation to date;

“The new Kronos features the unrivaled 9-engine structure from previous versions, with numerous improvements to both sound capability and overall functionality,” said Korg Brand Manager James Sajeva. “Truly, this is the most powerful synthesizer on the planet.” Continue reading

Moog Slim Phatty Discontinued

moog-slimphattyThis morning, Moog Music announced the discontinuation of their Slim Phatty Analog Synthesizer: a tabletop, “poly-chainable ideation” of the Little Phatty Analog Synthesizer.

Moog will continue to build the Slim Phatty in limited quantities at the Moog Music factory in Asheville, NC,  while parts and materials remain.
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Synthrotek Intros Eurorack RAT Clone Distortion Module

308_Rat_Clone_Module_02Synthrotek has introduced the 308 Distortion Module – a RAT clone in Eurorack format that offers CV control over gain.

Features:

  • 3 controls – Tone, Filter, and Drive – to customize your tone. Tone sets the brightness level, Filter dials in the high frequency response, and Drive determines the signal gain.
  • 4 Diode Settings – An on-board 4PST DIP Switch selects between 4 different clipping diodes to drastically alter your sound. Turn on the stock version 1N4148s, LEDs, Germanium diodes, or none at all with flick of a little switch.
  • Vintage Tone – The PCB is designed from the original RAT tone IC, the LM308 single op amp.
  • Control Voltage (CV) Input
  • Guitar AND Modular – Adjust the input impedance with a trim pot.
  • Plug your guitar in using Circuit Abbey’s Axis module.
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