Primal Audio FM4 Synthesizer Promises To ‘Reinvent FM Synthesis’


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?


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


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