Korg Is Bringing Back The ARP Odyssey


Korg announced today that it is working on a faithful recreation of the legendary 1970s analog synthesiser, the ARP Odyssey. Korg’s ARP Odyssey is being developed for release later in 2014.

The original ARP Odyssey, above, was released in 1972 by ARP Instruments, Inc. It was a staple for many recording and performing musicians for years. And, with slight updates and improvements, it was sold through to 1981. Continue reading

The Roland AIRA System-1 Synthesizer Introduced At DanceFair 2014

Last Friday, the Roland Aira line was officially announced, and the line made its debut at Dancefair 2014.

This video, via sonicstate captures an official intro for the System-1 synthesizer – a new virtual analog synthesizer that will be able to load VST models of various Roland synths and also act as a hardware controller for these VSTs in your DAW.  Continue reading

The Emphase Synthesizer (Sneak Preview) Looks Beyond MIDI


The Emphase Synthesizer is a new synth, currently in development at Non-Linear Labs, a startup founded by Stephan Schmitt (Native Instruments, Reaktor).

The Emphase is a digital synthesizer design, consisting of a high-resolution controller keyboard driving an advanced digital audio engine. The audio engine is based on Native Instruments Reaktor. Continue reading