The Soundmachines NS1nanosynth is a miniature modular synthesizer that’s priced about the same as one module of a full-size modular synth. It’s cheap, as modular synths go, because it dispenses with custom screen printed panels, jacks, knobs – leaving you with the essence of a modular: a circuit board. Developer Davide Mancini describes the NS1nanosynth as ‘A powerful, deep and hacker-friendly… Read More The Soundmachines NS1nanosynth Is A Tiny, Powerful Modular Synthesizer
The Trax Retrowave R-1 is a MIDI-controlled analog synthesizer module that features true analog oscillators, filter, sample and hold, noise generator and VCA. This video, via reader Sebastian Negulescu, aka Attila The Fun, is ‘a rather long and detailed review/overview of the British Trax Retrowave R-1 analog mono synthesizer’:
Propellerhead today introduced Allihoopa – a new social network for music sharing for users of their software. “Today a majority of young people see a future where everything is done on mobile devices,” says Propellerhead CEO Ernst Nathorst-Böös. “In that world, Allihoopa will be the world’s musical hub.”
Breadandbuttersounds has announced a free web-based Roland Boutique JX-03 patch editor. The company previously created editors for the Roland JU-06 and Roland JP-08.
2016 NAMM Show: At the NAMM Show, Yamaha announced some updates to Soundmondo, its social media site for synth patch sharing. Soundmondo lets you connect your synth to the Internet, via Web MIDI, for patch sharing and more. Yamaha’s Nate Tschetter gave us an update on Soundmondo:
This set of videos, via Marius Leicht, is an in-depth eview of the Roli Seaboard Rise MIDI controller.
In this video, Sonic State’s Nick Batt takes a look at the recently introduced Moog Mother 32 – a “vintage-voiced” semi-modular all-in-one analog synth that works equally well as a stand-alone instrument, or as part of a Eurorack modular synthesizer.
Breadandbuttersounds, which recently introduced an online Roland Boutique JP-08 Editor/Patch librarian, has announced a similar web-based patch editor for the Roland Boutique JU-06. The editor uses the Web MIDI API, so it requires a web browser that supports it. Chrome is recommended.