The Soundmachines NS1nanosynth Is A Tiny, Powerful Modular Synthesizer

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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 blend of a real analog modular synthesizer and an Arduino platform’.

Can a modular analog synth that fits in your pocket be taken seriously?

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Trax Retrowave R-1 MIDI-Controlled Analog Synthesizer Review

trax-retrowaveThe 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’: Continue reading

Propellerhead Goes ‘Mobile First’, Intros Allihoopa Music Social Network

allihoopaPropellerhead 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.” Continue reading

Yamaha Soundmondo Sound Sharing Site Now Compatible With Android Devices

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: Continue reading

Free Online Roland Boutique JU-06 Editor/Patch Librarian

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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.  Continue reading