Modal Electronics’ Intros 008 8-voice Analog Monster Synth

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At Musikmesse 2015, Modal Electronics has introduced the Modal 008, an 8-voice, 16-VCO and 16-sub-oscillator analog monster synth, scheduled to be released Summer 2015.

The Modal 008 offers 100% analog VCOs, 16 multi-mode filters, two LFOs, fast envelopes, extensive modulation options and more. Continue reading

Parva Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer Now Available To Order

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Futursonus has launched a Kickstarter project to fund production of Parva – a new polyphonic analog synthesizer that combines an all-analog signal chain with the modern convenience of digital control.

The Parva can be configured as a monosynth all the way up to an 8-voice poly synth. Each synth voice offers three analog oscillators, dual multi-mode filters, four 4-stage envelopes, 4 LFOs, sample and hold and 40+ modulation destinations.

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Tasty Chips Intros Saw Bench Synthesizer

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Tasty Chips has introduced the Saw Bench Synthesizer – a portable and affordable monophonic synthesizer, with a 100% analog signal path

Features:

  • Small and portable, yet ergonomic. Focus on hands-on controls with good grouping and spacing.
  • A four-pole diode ladder VCF, with high resonance and even self-oscillation
  • Separate ADSR envelopes for VCA and VCF
  • LFO with 3 waveforms, plus a Sample & Hold, for VCF
  • Frequency Modulation for deep growling bass sounds
  • Manual controls such for Env and LFO enable, waveform selection, ADSR mode /
  • LFO switching
  • MIDI controls of all digital features (envelopes, VCF cutoff, LFO, etc)
  • Sturdy metal casing.

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New Korg ARP Odyssey (2015) vs. Classic ARP Odyssey mkIII (1978)

This video, via RetroSound, captures a head to head comparison of the new Korg ARP Odyssey (2015) vs a classic ARP Odyssey mkIII (1978) synthesizer.

Check out the comparison and let us know what you think of the two synths in the comments!
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