The Roland JD-Xi synthesizer is a new mini-synth that offers an analog monosynth, dual digital synths, 808-style drum sequencing and a digital effects section.
According to the company, the JD-Xi gives musicians the best of both worlds: the warm, smooth response of classic analog, and the clarity and versatility of modern digital.
Is it all that? Continue reading
Here’s a preview of a new sound set for the Modal 002 synthesizer, created by sound designer Ben Crosland. Continue reading
This set of videos, via QuirqUK, takes a look at the history and architecture of the ARP Odyssey. Continue reading
In this video, Sonic State’s Nick Batt takes a look at the new Korg ARP Odyssey.
If you’re interested in the authentic ARP sound, Batt says ‘it’s absolutely bang-on’. Continue reading
Artisan Electronic Instruments has released a series of preview videos for their Baroque Synthesizer, a digitally-controlled monophonic analogs synthesizer. Continue reading
This video, via keyboardmag1, is a hand-son demo with the new Roland JD-Xi synthesizer.
The Bob Moog Foundation has announced its spring raffle, featuring a vintage Moog Liberation synthesizer.
The raffle, a fundraiser in support of the Foundation’s projects, runs through April 20, 2015 or until all 2,000 tickets are sold.
The winner will be announced on April 24, 2015. Also included in the raffle is an original owner’s manual for the Liberation, written by Rock Wehrmann in 1980. Continue reading
Roland has released the PROMARS Plug-Out Software Synthesizer – a reproduction of the rare PROMARS synthesizer (introduced in 1979).
Designed for Roland System-1, as well as Mac and Windows, the new PROMARS uses Analog Circuit Behavior to recreate the ‘incredibly warm, dense sound’ of the original.
Here’s a video overview, with audio demos, from the 2015 NAMM Show: Continue reading