Laurentide Synthworks – maker of Eurorack DIY modules, the Polysynth Formerly Known As Ambika and the Monosynth Formerly Known As Shruthi – has announced that it is closing. Here’s what owner Adam Armstrong has to say about it: I have been thinking on this for quite some time and have finally come to the decision to hang… Read More Laurentide Synthworks Is Closing
The Make Noise 0-Coast synthesizer is an all-in-one synth that can be used as synth module, but also as a ‘gateway drug’ to so-called ‘West Coast’ synthesis. In this video review, Nick Batt of Sonic State takes a look at the 0-Coast, digging into sonic capabilities of each of the major sections.
Sunday Synth Jam: Reader Jon Barbieri, aka Rheyne, shared this video, capturing a synth patch using a Make Noise 0-Coast and 3x Moog Mother-32 synths.
Synth design pioneer Tom Oberheim is 80 today.
Sunday Synth Jam: Synthesist Axel Rigaud shared this video, which captures a first person POV synth jam, which features Elektron Analog Keys, an Octatrack, a Moog Minitaur and a flute.
Designer Ren Kitchener has launched a Kickstarter project to fund production of a new analog synth, Chicago. The Chicago Boutique RIFF & BASS Analogue Synthesizer is designed to provide a ‘basic, but useful’ synth voice, with four variable phase and pulse width oscillators + 1 sub/square/saw oscillator and a Sallen & Key 24dB/Octave Low pass filter.… Read More The Chicago Analogue Is A New Rackmount Riff & Bass Synthesizer
At the 2016 Summer NAMM Show, Dave Smith Instruments announced the OB-6 Desktop Module – a keyboardless version of their recently introduced OB-6 synthesizer. We talked with DSI’s Carson Day, who gave us an overview of the OB-6 synth module.
2016 Summer NAMM Show: Dave Smith Instruments today announced a desktop module version of their OB-6 six-voice analog synthesizer. The module has the same controls as the keyboard version, and DSI says that the OB-6 module is exactly the same internally as the keyboard version — the same VCOs, VCFs, and VCAs and the same Oberheim poly sound.… Read More Dave Smith Instruments Intros OB-6 Desktop Module