This video, via Raja Raman, captures Atlanta-based prog band exStellarator in action.
Take note of the Voltage Controlled Guitar (VGC) – a breath-controlled synth guitar, based on the Moog Werkstatt. Continue reading
This video is an official promo for the new Roland MX-1 mixer, but we’re featuring it as a Sunday Synth Jam because the video captures an interesting jam, centered on the idea that MX-1 was designed to be a performance-oriented mixer. Continue reading
This video, via Area ADSR, is described as a ‘Confidential Midas / Behringer Synthesizer Leak’. Continue reading
Elektron has released Unmechanical, a free sound library for the Analog Keys and Analog Four synthesizers. Continue reading
Tasty Chips has introduced the Saw Bench Synthesizer – a portable and affordable monophonic synthesizer, with a 100% analog signal path
- 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
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
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
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