Tasty Chips has introduced the Saw Bench Synthesizer – a portable and affordable monophonic synthesizer, with a 100% analog signal path
- 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.
Here’s a video demo: Continue reading
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!
This video, via Abstrakt Instruments, takes a look inside the new Avalon Bassline synthesizer – a new synth that builds on the classic Roland TB-303 design. Continue reading
At the 2015 NAMM Show, Brian Castro of Abstrakt Instruments introduced the Avalon Bassline, a new Roland TB-303 clone with a twist.
The back of the Avalon Bassline has a cartridge slot, designed to let you swap out different filters, giving the synth different sonic personalities.
At the Show, Castro was demoing the Avalon Bassline in a booth shared with Social Entropy, who introduced the Engine x0x-style sequencer: Continue reading
2015 NAMM Show: This video captures a private room demo of the new Roland JD-Xi synthesizer by Roland’s Scott Tibbs.
The demo was filmed off the NAMM Show floor, with direct audio, so it offers a better preview of the audio possibilities of the JD-Xi than most other videos. Continue reading
This video, via Electronic Musician Magazine, captures an overview of the new Roland JD-Xi synthesizer at the 2015 NAMM Show, with direct audio from the synth: Continue reading
At the 2015 NAMM Show, Akai Pro introduced the Timbre Wolf analog synthesizer.
The Timbre Wolf is an analog 4-voice polyphonic synthesizer that recalls the earliest polyphonic synthesizers. In this video, Akai Professional Product Manager Dan Gill gives a quick overview of the Timbre Wolf synthesizer.
At the 2015 NAMM Show, Akai Professional today announced the Timbre Wolf analog synthesizer. Continue reading