Waldorf Streichfett String Synthesizer Review

In his latest Sonic Lab video, Nick Batt takes a look at the Waldorf Streichfett String Synthesizer – a modern take on the classic string synth sounds of the 70s.

Batt is ‘very impressed’ with the Streichfett.

If you’ve used the Streichfett, leave a comment and let us know what you think of it! 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