Get beyond the terrible green screen key and crap lighting, and the video quickly transitions from being an upbeat retro intro to Surge to digging into Scala files, alternate tunings and non-monotonic controller mapping.… Read More Is Surge The Ultimate Microtonal Synthesizer?
Korg has officially introduced the minilogue xd – an updated take on the minilogue that adds a digital multi-engine, a multi-effects processor, enhanced input and output, a souped-up sequencer, and microtuning support. … Read More Korg minilogue xd Synthesizer An Open Platform For Synthesis
Novation has announced a free update for the Peak synthesizer that adds new wavetables, additional LFO’s, microtuning support, new patching options and more.… Read More Free Novation Peak 1.2 Update Adds New Wavetables, Microtuning, New Patching Options
Tubbutec has introduced the µTune, a ‘microtonal multitool’ for Eurorack modular synthesizers.… Read More Tubbutec µTune Microtonal Quantizer For Eurorack Modular Synthesizers
This pair of videos captures a couple of performances that explore the capabilities of the new Synthesis Technology E370 Quad Morphing VCO, combined with a ROLI MPE controller.… Read More Silent Night, Multidimensional Night
Synthesist and composer Robert Rich is the subject of a new short documentary by composer Dean De Benedictis.… Read More New Documentary Explores The Music & Ideas Of Synthesist Robert Rich
Xen-Arts has introduced IVOR2, a major update to their free Ivor microtonal virtual analog synthesizer for Linux & WIndows. IVOR2 is designed to be microtonal sound-designer’s virtual analog synthesizer, with a workflow tailored to microtonal synthesis. It’s also designed to be an educational tool for learning about subtractive sound synthesis and musical instrument intonation (microtuning and xenharmonics).
Developer Yuri Turov has introduced Shoom, an ‘expressive XY pad synthesizer’ that offers three identical synth engines and support for both 12-tone equal temperament and xenharmonic + microtonal music. Features: Three independent synthesizers 20–20,000 Hz pitch range Slide freely or snap notes to scale with adjustable glide rate Set notes to infinite hold using a… Read More New iPad Synth, Shoom, Offers Three Synth Engines, Microtonal Support
In this video, composer and synthesist Dolores Catherino shares her take on a selection of modern microtonal electronic instruments, including: Tonal Plexus Roli Seaboard Continuum Fingerboard Microzone U-648
Researchers at Australia’s University Of Wollongong are exploring using 3D modeling and 3D printing to make it possible to ‘print’ microtonal instruments on demand. Here’s a video overview: