dsp-Gplug Puts 15-Oscillator Paraphonic Synth On A MIDI Plug

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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

Roland AIRA Series Offers Classic Sound + Modern Features

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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

King Korg Synthesizer In Depth Demo

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