Developer Jan Ostman has announced that the dsp-Gplug – a version of the dsp-G1 analog modeling synthesizer built into a MIDI plug – is now available.
Ostman calls it “the smallest VA MIDI Synth in the world.”
The dsp-Gplug is designed to be both patched and controlled via MIDI. A MIDI editor is available.
The synth is has 15 oscillators, structured as a 5-note paraphonic synth, with a 24db lowpass filter with resonance. It also has AMP ENV, filter ENV and LFO, with sine or sample & hold waveform.
Here are some audio examples of the dsp-G1 synth in action: Continue reading
Twisted Electrons has introduced Professor – a software synth for iPad, inspired by the classic Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 analog synthesizer. Continue reading
Miles at Sonic Sense takes a look at the new Roland Aira System 1 synthesizer. Continue reading
Today, Roland officially announced its new series of AIRA products:
The AIRA series is based on Roland’s newly-developed Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) which the company says faithfully captures the sound of some of Roland’s most revered classics. In developing the AIRA line, Roland modeled classic circuits, using original design specs, consultation with original product engineers, and a detailed part-by-part analysis of each analog circuit, using pristinely-archived Roland drum machines and synthesizers.
We got a sneak preview of the Roland AIRA line at the 2014 NAMM Show. The line is hands on, appears to be solidly built and is priced surprisingly competitively. These aren’t purist recreations, but they are not stripped-down knockoffs, either.
Instead, Roland has tried to combine the best features of some of their classic gear with modern functions that today’s technology makes possible. See our Roland AIRA overview for a hands-on.video demo of the new line. Continue reading
Here’s an in-depth overview of the new Monark synthesizer, a virtual analog from Native Instruments.
In the video, Dubspot’s Matt Cellitti demos the features and a selection of Monark sounds. Continue reading
Here’s an in depth look at the new King Korg synthesizer, introduced at the 2013 NAMM Show.
The video captures Korg product specialist Luke Edwards and Nick from Sonic State digging deep into the new King Korg. Edwards discusses the King Korg’s architecture, the synths multiple filters and demos a variety of sounds. Continue reading
2013 NAMM Show: Here’s an overview video of the new King Korg – a new analog modeling synthesizer, that Korg says is ‘based on the design philosophy of classic Korg analog synthesizers’. Continue reading
Novation has officially announced a new minisynth & vocoder, the Novation MiniNova.
The Novation MiniNova is a compact synth with the same sound engine as its big brother; the UltraNova.
- Powerful micro synthesizer with UltraNova’s sound engine
- VocalTune and classic vocoder effects
- Live synth: tweak and warp your sounds in realtime
- 256 awesome onboard sounds – instantly searchable
- Layer up to 5 effects per voice
- Comes with editing software and a software patch librarian
- un guitars and other instruments through the vocoder, VocalTune™ and effects
- 37 key controller keyboard with MIDI I/O
We’ve got photos, videos and specs below. Check it out and let us know what you think of the new Novation MiniNova!