Here’s one more reason not to trust corporate news media: CBS News reports that, according to their 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair music poll, the guitar is the sexiest instrument to play, followed by the saxophone and the piano.
The synthesizer did not even make their list. How is that even possible? Continue reading
Teenage Engineering has release a new version of the OS for the OP-1 synthesizer.
Here’s what’s new in OP-1 OS 14167: Continue reading
Teenage Engineering has updated their series of videos that cover how to use the OP-1 Synthesizer.
We’ve embedded the playlist above. The series covers: Continue reading
This video, via Cuckoo, captures an overview and demo of the Bastl Instruments Trinity + Micro Granny 2 at Musikmesse 2014. Continue reading
In this video, designer Ken MacBeth introduces his latest creation, the MacBeth Elements analog synthesizer, at Musikmesse 2014. Continue reading
Musikmesse 2014: Clavia has announced the Nord Lead A1R - a desktop or rack-mountable version of the Lead A1 analog-modeling synthesizer, introduced earlier this year at the Winter NAMM Show.
All of the features of the Lead A1 synth are carried over to the A1R, with the exception of the keyboard. The waveform engine generates 47 different waveforms from classic analog to digital harmonic and inharmonic waves. Filters include Low Pass, High Pass and Band Pass, along with the newly modeled Ladder M and Ladder TB filters.
The A1′s effects section offers vintage Chorus and Ensemble models. Delay, Reverb, Drive, Phaser and Flanger, with independent settings for each of the four slots. Nord’s Morph function, via Velocity or the Mod Wheel, is also included, allowing multiple parameters to be morphed in real time.
Other features include an independent arpeggiator for each of the four slots, Master Clock sync of the LFO, delay and Arpeggiator, MIDI over USB, and four independent outputs.
Several updates have been made to the Lead A1/A1R design since it was announced at NAMM: Continue reading
Waldorf will be introducing a new synth at Musikmesse 2014, the Streichfett String Synthesizer.
The Waldorf Streichfett combines the best of the now extinct species of String Synthesizers of the 70s and early 80s. Its dual sound engine features a fully polyphonic strings section and a monophonic solo section, which, according to Waldorf, is ‘essential for recreating how adult movies sounded thirty years ago’. Continue reading
Soulsby Synthesizers has released the Atmegatron – a new 8-bit monosynth. It’s the debut product from Soulsby Synthesizers.
The Atmegatron combines the sounds of 1980s home computers with the flexibility and power of a modern synthesizer.
Here are official audio demos: Continue reading