In this set of videos for the Bob Moog Foundation, synthesist Marc Doty offers his take on the history of the rare Moog Apollo synthesizer.
Along the way, he explains the convoluted relationships of the Apollo to the Polymoog Synthesizer, the Polymoog Keyboard and even the Moog Constellation of synthesizers. Continue reading
The Arturia MiniBrute SE, announced at this year’s Musikmesse, is now available.
We have not seen an official announcement from Arturia on this, but reader Ben (graphtablet) let us know it was available for purchase, and it’s showing up for US $549 now from several online retailers.
The MiniBrute SE shares the same physical footprint as the original MiniBrute, but:
- The SE edition features brushed aluminium casing with wooden sides
- A new step Sequencer expands playing options with the MiniBrute SE, with six Pattern sequences with up to 64 steps Users can create new musical phrases from existing ones by changing the playback Mode, Gate Len (timing), and Swing settings in real-time.
UK’s Modulus Music has announced a new hybrid digital/analogue synth keyboard, the Modulus .002.
In this video, Nick Batt from Sonic State takes an in-depth look at the new Roland Aira System-1 synthesizer. Continue reading
In this video, Markus Fuller takes a look inside the Roland Aira System-1 synthesizer.
This video, via Jim Atwood, captures a synth jam and demo of some custom patches on the Roland AIRA System-1 synthesizer.
Here’s what Atwood has to say about it: Continue reading
Dave Smith Instruments today introduced the Pro 2, a knobby new monophonic ‘dream synth’. Dave Smith calls it his “most powerful mono synth ever.”
“As synth geeks, we asked ourselves what our dream mono synth would be,” says Smith. “Then we built it.”
Here’s the official intro video for the new Pro 2 synthesizer: Continue reading
This video, via Roman Rising, is a time-lapse of assembling the Korg MS-20 Kit, accompanied by his first composition with the new unit. Continue reading