The video features designer Paul Maddox, who demonstrates updating the Modulus 002, and Ben Crossland, who’s programmed the new soundset. Continue reading
Roland has announced a major system update for the FR-8x, the flagship of their V-Accordion lineup.
FR-8x Version 2.0 software adds new drum and orchestral parameters, increased control of audio files, extended looper functionality, updated Orchestra Chord voicing capabilities and more.
The V-Accordion line is an electronic instrument that brings combines features familiar to keyboardists, like MIDI support, synth capabilities, orchestral sound libraries and microtuning support, with traditional accordion control.
Here’s what’s new in FR-8x V-Accordion Version 2.0: Continue reading
Producer Francis Preve has published his take on the new Roland Aira System-1 synthesizer in the latest issue of Keyboard magazine.
Now that Roland has released several Plug-Out synths for the System-1, its vision for the platform is starting to come together.
While the System-1 one has generated a lot of hype, questions and skepticism, Preve says that he came away from his time with the new synth “absolutely blown away by what Roland has accomplished”. 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
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
The Radio Shack Realistic Moog MG-1 Synthesizer is one of those synths that people love to hate and hate to love.
It’s a bizarre little synth, that combines elements of an electric organ and a stripped-down Moog synthesizer. And it’s got some horrific build issues. But it also features a Moog filter, great analog sound and was a great first synth for a lot of synthesists. Continue reading
Here’s a quick look at the new Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 monophonic synthesizer, via keyboardmag1. Continue reading