The demo was filmed off the NAMM Show floor, with direct audio, so it offers a better preview of the audio possibilities of the JD-Xi than most other videos. Continue reading
Here’s a fun example of sound design on the Korg MS-20 mini.
Korg USA’s Rich Formidoni experiments with the MS-20 mini analog synthesizer, and demonstrates how to ‘hotwire’ it and start it up.
Technical details below: Continue reading
Image Line has announced that MiniSynth – a software synth for FL Studio (WIndows) and FL Studio Mobile – is now available for beta testing.
Here’s what they have to say about MiniSynth: Continue reading
Now Yonac has updated the soft synth, releasing miniSynth 2. It’s been updated with Audiobus output, audio copy/paste, SoundCloud support and MIDI In port for playing miniSynth with an external controller or a virtual-MIDI app.
Better yet – it’s a free download! Continue reading
Here’s a quick intro to Yonac Software’s new software synth, Magellan for iPad.
The video explores one of the more unique features of Magellan – the twin independent polyphonic synth engines. It covers: loading presets, foregrounding a synth, adjusting parameters, synth coupling, and other advanced settings.
Magellan is available now in the App Store for $4.99.
If you’ve tried out Magellan – let us know what you think of it!
Korg has released this video that features product manager James Sajeva taking a look at the Monotron line:
The minisynths in the Monotron line share the fact that they are portable and self-contained, offering a keyboard, controls, speaker and battery power.
The OP-1 didn’t quite make our best of NAMM list, mainly because the expected $700 price tag puts it into the price range of instruments that offer more serious traditional playability. The OP-1 was still one of the highlights of the show, though.
Teenage Engineering is trying to get their costs down, though. If they’re successful, this could be wildly popular.
This is a demo of the tiny Tic Tac Synthesizer:
You can vary the tune tempo and switch between a pentatonic and blues scale as well as producing a variety of percussion sounds.
Load up a different program and it will compose its own percussion rhythms (Tic Tac Beat Box) or play with half a dozen different musical scales (Tic Tac Scales).
Another cool feature is no power switch – It will hibernate when it’s not being used.
This is a DIY project – see Instructables for details.