Primal Audio FM4 Synthesizer Promises To ‘Reinvent FM Synthesis’

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FM synthesizers have a reputation for being powerful, but painful to patch.

Primal Audio today released FM4, a new FM synthesizer for iPad they say reinvents FM synthesis, making it more accessible and intuitive. Continue reading

Should Yamaha Make These Digital Synth Designs?

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Over at the YamahaSynth forum, user PIOTR shared these design concepts for three new Yamaha keyboards.

They are unofficial design concepts – so don’t ask when they are going to be released! But, they are attractive design concepts – so, check them out and let us know what you think of them!

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40 Years Of Yamaha Synthesizers

40-years-of-yamaha-synthesizersYamaha has introduced a news section on their website, celebrating 40 years of Yamaha synths.

The site features a 5 section history of Yamaha synths, a chronology of their synths and information on a 40th anniversary Motif XF.

Yamaha is releasing the information on the site in chronological order, with updates scheduled through November.

Yamaha Acquires Line 6

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Yamaha Corporation and Line 6 today announced an agreement for Yamaha to acquire Line 6. The acquisition expands Yamaha’s portfolio of modeling guitar processing products as well as pro-audio equipment.

Line 6 has a wide portfolio of electronic music products, including POD multi-effect processors, digital effects, guitar amplifiers, modeling guitars, a range of professional instrument and microphone digital wireless systems, digital live sound mixers, speakers, as well as iOS interfaces. Continue reading

TNR-I, Yamaha’s Tenori On For iPad, Updated With AudioBus, Inter-App Audio

tenori-onYamaha has updated TNR-I, it’s iPad version of the Tenori On, adding AudioBus, Inter-App Audio and more.

The Tenori On is a visual sequencer. On the 16 × 16 grid of buttons, the horizontal direction is time, and the vertical direction is pitch

By laying sounds on these buttons, you can combine rhythms and melodies to produce music. A button will glow when its sound is produced. The movements of the glowing lights also produce a visual performance.

Here’s what’s new in TNR-I v1.5: Continue reading