Tasty Chips Intros Saw Bench Synthesizer

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Tasty Chips has introduced the Saw Bench Synthesizer – a portable and affordable monophonic synthesizer, with a 100% analog signal path

Features:

  • Small and portable, yet ergonomic. Focus on hands-on controls with good grouping and spacing.
  • A four-pole diode ladder VCF, with high resonance and even self-oscillation
  • Separate ADSR envelopes for VCA and VCF
  • LFO with 3 waveforms, plus a Sample & Hold, for VCF
  • Frequency Modulation for deep growling bass sounds
  • Manual controls such for Env and LFO enable, waveform selection, ADSR mode /
  • LFO switching
  • MIDI controls of all digital features (envelopes, VCF cutoff, LFO, etc)
  • Sturdy metal casing.

Here’s a video demo: Continue reading

Korg MS-20 Module Review

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At the 2015 NAMM Show, Korg introduced the MS-20 Module Kit with SQ-1 Analog Sequencer.

The Korg MS-20 Module Kit lets you build a module version of the iconic MS-20 analog synthesizer, but with expanded synthesis capabilities over all of Korg’s previous MS-20 synths.

In this video review, via sonicstate, Nick Batt takes a look at the new Korg MS-20 Module: Continue reading

15 Years Of MacBeth Synthesizers In Action

Synth designer Ken MacBeth is celebrating his 15th year of making synthesizers.

MacBeth – who’s always made a habit of ‘eating his own dog food’ – here explores the sonic range of two of his creations – his earliest synth, the MacBeth M3X, and his latest, the MacBeth Elements.  Continue reading

Synthino XM Polyphonic MIDI Synthesizer & Groovebox

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Minneapolis-based DIY kit makers, Michael Krumpus (nootropic design) and Alex Dyba (GetLoFi) have announced Synthino XM – a new synthesizer that’s being produced via a KickStarter project.

Synthino XM is a 5-note polyphonic synthesizer, with 4-track sequencer.

Here’s a video intro to the project: Continue reading