Free Synth Promises To Emulate A Sequential Circuits Pro-One – But Can Your Computer Handle It?

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Urs Heckmann of U-He has released RePro-1 – a free monophonic software synthesizer, for OS X & Windows, that he’s releasing as ‘research ware’.

He’s releasing it as a free ‘alpha’ release to gather feedback on the quality of several options for the synth’s filter models.

Heckmann says “It’s a first step in our recreation of the classic Sequential Circuits Pro-One monophonic synthesizer.” Continue reading

The 10 Best New Synthesizers Of 2015

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As part of our look back at the Best of 2015, we asked readers to vote on the best new synthesizers of 2015.

With thousands of votes cast, Synthtopia readers made a clear choice, selecting the Dave Smith Instruments Sequential Prophet 6 as the best new synth of 2015.

The Prophet-6 combines the best qualities of the original Prophet-5 – true voltage-controlled oscillators, filters, and amplifiers – with modern effects, a polyphonic step sequencer, an arpeggiator and more.

The Moog Mother 32 – semi-modular all-in-one synth that works standalone or in a Eurorack system – took the next spot, And Korg’s reissue of the ARP Odyssey took third place.

Check the full results below, to see the 10 best new synths of 2015, as chosen by Synthtopia readers. And let us know what you think of the synths introduced in 2015! Continue reading

Sequential Prophet 6 Audio Tour

This video, via PlugInGuru, is an audio tour of the new Dave Smith Instruments Sequential Prophet 6 analog synthesizer.

The Prophet 6 is Dave Smith’s tribute to the poly synth that started it all—the Sequential Prophet-5.

But it’s not simply a reissue of a classic. Rather, as Dave puts it, “It’s the result of our effort to build the most awesome-sounding, modern analog poly synth possible.” Continue reading