Superbooth 2019 is here! ·
Twelve months have rolled by since Berlin’s übertrendy synthfest Superbooth18 closed its doors. But that’s OK, ‘cos the 2019 edition is finally upon us! Running from 9-11 May 2019, Superbooth with be the launchpad for a raft of new releases from well-known names as well as a bunch of new curiosities no one even knew they needed. Eurorack modules, classic synth clones, desktops, bizarre sound mangling devices – we’re covering all the action from Superbooth 2019. Spotted a piece of interesting news we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments below!
Two new Eurorack modules from Future Sound Systems and Mute Record's Daniel Miller. The Makrow patch macro controller and Stumm click-less audio mute.
Old style looping with the twin tape decks of Lubadh with lots of overdubbing, up to 5 minutes per deck, internal feedback loops and crossfading inputs with outputs.
Mystical granular manipulation with the Instruo arbhar. 6 layers of recording directly into the module via inputs or integrated microphone and get manipulating those voltage controlled grains.
Working class heroes XAOC has 5 new shiny modules covering digital hacking, waveform processing, DSP effects, stereo mixing and delay. It's always fabulously intriguing stuff.
Reminder is a very cool looking desktop effects processor featuring a filter bank, stereo delay, reverb and modulation with quadrophonic outputs and lots of manipulation.
Polyend Preset with record up to 30 seconds worth of voltage for output over 9 channels per preset. You can feed in sequences, patterns, modulations and have them all recalled at the touch of a button.
Korg has a little DIY fun digital synth under development about the size of the Monotron but it just happens to be able to run Multi-Engine custom oscillators and effects from the Prologue/Minilogue!
Hot new Black Sequencer from Erica Synths that has 16 knobs for 64 steps over 4 channels of CV, Gate and Modulation with per-step automation, MIDI in/out and performance features.
Novation release Summit their new flagship polyphonic synthesizer which is like two Peaks stuffed into a keyboard but with almost every parameter out on the front panel. How will they top that?
The Minilogue XD is already turning out to be a bit of a classic and the Minilogue XD Module is just the space-saver we need to squeeze in another synth and you could poly-chain it up for 8 voices.
Korg brings the Acid to the party with their vacuum tube infused Volca Nubass Vacuum Tube Synthesizer. It's warmer than a raver's hot pants and twice as saturated.
Linnaeus is a stereo state-variable filter that provides the unique ability to linearly modulate its resonant frequency through zero into negative frequency while maintaining stability. Got that?
Along with the Ground Control sequencer, Endorphin is Introducing the Milky Way, God Speed+, Airstreamer, Swark Dirty to Me and a 2hp power module. Exciting stuff!
The leak turned out to be a reality and we are now faced with coming to terms with a very strange looking synthesizer based upon the awesome Digitone. Is the Digitone Keys a dream or a nightmare?
A raft of new products awaits us at Superbooth 2019, with several leading makers issuing blurry, dark photos of upcoming products to tease us while we wait for the show to open. Updated: 8th May 14:34
Pittsburgh Modular release the full details on their Voltage Research Laboratory which you can explore as a complete organic system or as experimental parts in your own rack.