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Synth Deals from Roland, Arturia, XAOC, and Native Instruments

Synth Deals from Roland, Arturia, XAOC, and Native Instruments  ·  Source: Chris Munch / Unsplash / XAOC

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In this week’s selection of Synth Deals, you’ll find a range of creative options for your music production setup from synth modules and effects to complete beat creation grooveboxes.

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Synth Deals

No matter which style of music you’re making, ideas can come from anywhere. So having an additional pattern-generating synth or a tasty effects pedal can do wonders for your creativity. Let’s take a closer look at the offers available:

Roland AIRA Compact S-1

Roland AIRA Compact S-1

It may be small but the AIRA S-1 is a 4-voice polyphonic synth that packs plenty of features into a lightweight and portable desktop module. Apart from basic analogue-style waveforms, you can also alter oscillators with chop mode or draw waveforms manually.

In addition, the S-1 has modulation options and a 64-step pattern sequencer with motion recording. Once you add the onboard effects into the game, it certainly provides a good source of inspiration without spending a fortune.

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Arturia DrumBrute Impact

Arturia DrumBrute Impact

If you’re an analogue purist, or you’re looking to get your hands on a drum machine for the first time, the DrumBrute Impact is a decent option at a reasonable price.

Armed with 9 analogue drum sounds and an FM drum voice, you can quickly create punchy patterns and features like the poly-rhythm and roller function add a degree of intricacy to the instrument.

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Strymon El Capistan

Strymon El Capistan

The El Capistan gives you a more affordable yet still authentic-sounding option to enter the world of tape echos, which is a perfect tool for creating atmospherics and rhythmic effects in your music.

With 3 different delay time modes, 3 tape head modes, and spring reverb you can easily create a characterful ambience around your synths and drum machine sounds, giving them a vintage vibe.

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XAOC Devices Odessa

XAOC Devices Odessa

The powerful Odessa module is a 24HP variable spectrum harmonic cluster oscillator with an additive synthesis engine that makes use of up to 2560 harmonic partials.

The simple interface allows easy operation with access to all the parameters, which is a good thing. As you may encounter a slight learning curve as you familiarize yourself with the controls.

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Native Instruments Maschine Plus

Native Instruments Maschine+

The Maschine Plus is a comprehensive standalone music production station equipped with a Quad-core CPU, 4 GB RAM, and 32 GB flash storage. Onboard, you have a selection of Maschine effects and plugins, sequencer, and vintage sampler emulation.

There are many ways to approach the Maschine Plus creatively in terms of workflows. So you can use it in conjunction with your DAW, a beat creation station, or as a sequencer for other hardware in your studio.

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Synth Deals from Roland, Arturia, XAOC, and Native Instruments

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