The 10 Most Interesting Synth Introductions Of 2015

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2015 has been an amazing year for synth introductions – with major new synth lines from Roland, Yamaha and Korg; new modular synths, both big and small, from Moog and others; a new Prophet from Dave Smith Instruments; innovative new synths from smaller companies and hundreds of new synth modules.

Here are the 10 most interesting synth introductions of 2015, ranked according to what new synths the most Synthtopia readers chose to read about this year.

Check out the list – and then let us know what you think of the synths introduced in 2015!

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Analogue Solutions Shipping Moog-Inspired Nyborg-24 Synthesizer

nyborg-24-synthesizerAnalogue Solutions has announced that it’s now shipping the Nyborg-24 synthesizer — a  Moog-inspired analog synth module.

The Nyborg-24 is an analog synth voice that features a Moog-style 4-pole 24dB/octave low-pass filter. It shares many features with the Nyborg-12, except that the ’12 features an ‘Oberheim SEM-style’ filter.

Both offer two analog VCO’s, a VCF, two EG’s, an LFO, noise generator, sub osc, sample & hold and a MIDI to CV convertor.

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Moog Going Eurorack With Mother32 Modular Synthesizer

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At Knobcon 2015, Moog Music today offered a sneak preview of a new synthesizer, the Mother32.

The Mother32 is a Eurorack synth module that is a basic all-in-one synth voice. It comes in its own case, but can also be mounted in a Eurorack system.

Architecturally, it is a single-VCO Moog synth voice – but with 32 audio and control voltage patch points, a built-in sequencer and ‘Moog sound’.

We had the opportunity to get some hands-on time with the new Moog Eurorack synth with Moog’s Steve Dunnington.  The Mother32 promises to be a inexpensive standalone Moog synth module and also a great starting point for building a Eurorack modular system.

Moog was not allowing anyone to take pictures or record video yet, because the Mother32 is scheduled to be officially introduced in October. But read on for the details that we can share now! Continue reading

Animoog Gets Performance Overhaul; What Do You Want To See Next?

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Moog has released an update to Animoog, version 2.2.4, that delivers dozens of bug fixes, compatibility and stability improvements and tweaks.

The updates, detailed below, should resolve outstanding issues and deliver improved performance.

Check out the details below – and then let us know what you’d like to see Moog do next with Animoog! Continue reading