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’:
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.
This video, via ProckGnosis, is a review of the Dreadbox Hades Bass Synthesizer. Despite the name, the Hades Bass Synthesizer is in no way limited to just bass synth duties.
NSFW: Reader Patrik Veltruský shared this Novation Launchpad Pro teardown video. The video features a detailed look at taking apart the new MIDI controller, followed by reassembly and testing.
The latest episode of the BBoy Tech Report is a video review of the CME XKey37 MIDI control keyboard.
In these Sonic Labs video reviews, Nick Batt takes a look at two new Eurorack modules from Studio Electronics. In the first video, above, Batt takes a look at the Oscillation oscillator.
This video, via sonicstate, takes a look at the Analog Engine section of the new Roland JD-XA synthesizer, the company’s new flagship hybrid analog + digital synth. featuring both a SuperNatural digital engine and 4 analog voices: