10 May · As part of Make Noise's 10-year anniversary they are building a very limited number of the vactrol based Quad Multi-Mode Gate. It can be a VCA, VCF or LPG but you can only but one in person at the party.
Equipment news, leaks and tips
09 May · Priced just USD 300, the bundles include a cardioid condenser microphone, a shock mount, and the ECM-87 Mic Clone plug-in. The initial kit offers eight mic emulations, each with a ratio slider.
09 May · Come and join all the 'gearheads' from social media at Thomann's Gearhead University, a place to geek out and try over 90,000 product and get excited about gear!
09 May · Abstract Data were showing off their ADE-40 Shaping VCO with inbuilt voltage controlled waveshaping and a couple of other forthcoming modules including a new feedback looped filter and an updated Logic Boss.
09 May · Boutique module makers Instruó reveal two new analogue oscillators and complex cross modulating one, an ARP 2500 based filter and a CV generating mixer. Most are now available to buy on their updated website.
09 May · Fender celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Jazzmaster with three new models launching in 2018. The classic offset guitar is being released with cool new models and one has a new pickup configuration.
08 May · The Alexander Pedals Defender combines a whole heap of effects into one little pedal, with noise mangling retro '80s bleeps and quacks available for the masses. Could this 'Stargate Drive' be the one for you?
08 May · At Superbooth 2018, a Japanese inventor demonstrated the Theresyn - a reimagining of the theremin which sees the gesture-driven instrument combined with an analog synthesis engine and built-in speaker.
08 May · The new SA-76ADG packs the circuits of all three hardware revisions, respecting their tonal and component differences, in a single unit that's priced as low as USD 700.
08 May · With the Axoloti core and Patcher software, Noistation can use many forms of synthesis and generate all sorts of sounds while being a fabulous looking piece of future-retro space furniture.
07 May · The Erebus was dead, then it was DIY and now there's a brand new version - long live Erebus 3! Sporting an extra 7 waveform oscillator for sound, FM and LFO plus 35 patch points the Erebus really comes of age.
07 May · It doesn't have a name yet, or a printed faceplate but it has a lot of knobs with LED centres and 16 steps of CV and gate sequencing with many performance related controls and possibilities.
07 May · Synth and effects developer U-He demonstrated a pair of new plug-ins in the works, the Colour Copy delay and an as yet unnamed spring reverb. Colour Copy is just entering its beta phase.
07 May · With the 5.3 update to Roland Cloud, the manufacturer pays homage to retro video games with a chiptune synth/rompler called Blip Blop. You can install it right away from the Roland Cloud Manager.
06 May · At this special UK event dedicated to pedals, guitar players will be able to try out hundreds of analogue and digital effects, from hand-built boutique FX to the big names in the pedal industry.
05 May · Mooer has announced two new micro preamps that extend Mooer's ever-expanding line-up of modestly priced digital preamp sims- can you guess which amp models these two are based on?