Arturia yesterday released a new teaser on its site for a new hardware synth, described as a ‘sonic monster’.
Official details are to be announced, but we know the new synth will be a monophonic synth with ‘vintage sound’ and no presets.
The only official photos that have been released are purposely blurred, like the ones above and below. Continue reading
Syntaur has introduced the CVP-100 Control Voltage Pedal – a pedal that you can patch into synths that accept control voltages to add control of volume, filter sweeps and more:
Similar to the classic Moog Model 1120 pedal, the Syntaur CVP-100 pedal is a control-voltage (CV) source for use with analog synthesizers. It generates a voltage, the level of which is controlled by the pedal, and by plugging the 1/4-inch phone plug into a CV input of a synthesizer, you can control filter sweeps, volume, pitch, etc. This sturdy pedal is a great expressive tool for use with your vintage synths!
Here’s a partial list of synths that the Syntaur CVP-100 pedal is compatible with: Continue reading
Yamaha has introduced the MOXF synthesizers – a new line of synths that offer MOTIF XF sounds, effects and the ability to add a flash board slot for further expandability options.
The MOXF synth is available in a 61-key and 88-key models. Both synths offer 741 MB Wave ROM, 3,977 waveforms, 128-note polyphony, DAW integration and more.
Here’s what Yamaha has to say about the new MOXF synths: Continue reading
This set of videos takes a look at the new Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12 synthesizer. Continue reading
At the 2013 NAMM Show, Korg introduced the KingKorg – a new synth that offers full-sized keys, a three-oscillator-per-voice synth architecture, a wide range of filter options and a straightforward, knobby interface.
At the same NAMM Show, Korg also introduced the new MS-20 Mini, which not only stole the show, but stole a lot of attention away from the KingKorg. The MS-20 was not just a new analog synth, but a modern take on a classic.
While the Mini was one of the 2013 NAMM Show highlights, the KingKorg is a completely new synth design – and it’s a synth that has a lot to offer. It’s a virtual analog synth that Korg describes as the “full-fledged analog modeling synthesizer you’ve been waiting for.”
Can Korg pull off a analog modeling synth that’s good enough to please vintage synth freaks?
Let’s check it out….. Continue reading
UK reader Andrew McPherson has launched a Kickstarter campaign for TouchKeys – a project that promises to ‘add continuous expressive control to any keyboard’.
McPherson is Assistant Professor in Digital Media at the Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London. TouchKeys grows out of his work at the Centre.
What are the TouchKeys?
- The TouchKeys are touch sensors that attach to your keyboard to measure where your fingers contact the keys.
- You can use the TouchKeys with any synth to control vibrato, pitch bends, control changes and other new sounds while playing.
- The TouchKeys will be available as a DIY add-on for your own keyboard or as part of a pre-built controller.
Here are details on TouchKeys: Continue reading