Here’s a follow up on yesterday’s Moog Sub 37 synthesizer review post - an in-depth look at the deep modulation architecture of Moog’s latest synth.
In the video, Moog Product Specialist Amos Gaynes discusses the underlying philosophies and design goals for the Sub 37. He also explores the wide range of modulation possibilities and sequencing options available via the Sub 37’s front panel: Continue reading
Product developer Iman JL shared these two videos with us that demonstrate the Hypersynth Xenophone – an advanced analog mono synthesizer with 100% analog signal path.
The Xenophone offers three oscillators, two subs, three ring modulators, one multimode VCF and analog distortion, all based on discrete analog circuits followed by a high quality stereo digital delay and reverb. In addition to its synthesis capabilities, it can be used as a powerful audio processor to colorize an external input signal by analog filter, distortion and DFX.
The first performance demo is a cover of Kitaro’s Aqua, using four tracks of Xenophone monosynth, Effects used are the Xenophone’s onboard effects and the keyboards are used as keyboard controllers: Continue reading
Analogue Solutions has introduced Nyborg-12 – a new ‘no-compromise’ analog monosynth.
Analogue Solutions notes:
Nyborg is a precision electronic musical instrument. No compromise has been made with the construction of Nyborg. Cheaper options in parts have not been used.
The Nyborg can be used independently, it can be mounted with optional wood end-cheeks or rack mounts, and can be combined with additional Nyborg’s to create a 2- or 4-voice synthesizer. Continue reading
The Harvestman has announced that the a limited number of the Iron Curtain Electronics System – a modular instrument based on the Polivoks synthesizer – are now available.
The Iron Curtain Electronics system was created in cooperation with the Polivoks instrument designer Vladimir Kuzmin.
The Polivoks is a vintage voltage-controlled synthesizer from the Soviet Union, first manufactured in a military radio factory in 1982 from a special selection of components. It later became notorious in the West for its aggressive sonic character.
All modules and system components in the Iron Curtain Electronics System are compliant with the Eurorack format. Continue reading
Arturia announced today that the MicroBrute SE Limited Edition analog synthesizer – a new production run of the MicroBrute SE in three new colors – is now available.
The MicroBrute SE expands the sonic possibilities of the original MicroBrute SE thanks to the addition of stackable jack cables. This lets you send a single signal to multiple destinations. The new versions also come with a gig bag.
Arturia has created three new variations of the MicroBrute SE, in White, Yellow and Blue: Continue reading
Reader Stephen Young created this short film, Therevox – Wood & Wires, which takes a look inside the workshop of Therevox Custom Musical Instruments.
Since 2004, Mike Beauchamp’s Therevox has made instruments in the tradition of Paul Tanner’s Electro-Theremin and the Ondes Martenot.
Their ET-4 line is controlled by moving a finger along a reference keyboard, shaped to provide tactile feedback. Dual pressure sensitive intensity keys control the amplitude of the ET-4’s two independent analog oscillators. The ET-4’s performance options are rounded out by a low-pass filter, white noise generator and internal spring reverb.
Arturia has introduced three limited edition style variations on the MicroBrute SE analog synthesizer, in Blue, White and Orange.
The MicroBrute SE features a single VCO with three waveforms you can mix at will, three waveshapers, an overtone generator, a classic Steiner-Parker filter, and Arturia’s ‘Brute Factor’.
You also get a step sequencer and a Mod Matrix that let the MicroBrute SE connect with other analog devices and even modular synthesizers. The SE model includes messenger-style gig bag and 4 stackable jack cables. Continue reading
Synthmania has introduced a new software editor, for Mac & Windows, for the Novation Bass Station 2 synthesizer.
Here’s what they have to say about it: Continue reading