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Synth Deals from Sequential, Arturia, and Make Noise

Synth Deals from Sequential, Arturia, and Make Noise  ·  Source: Dennis Cortes / Unsplash / Make Noise

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We’ve selected a range of instruments for this week’s edition of Synth Deals, from classic drum machines and synth modules to Eurorack sequencers and more.

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Synth Deals

The quality of software synths is undeniable, but that doesn’t make them the best creative tools for songwriting.

With just a couple of keyboards or modules, you have access to new ways of designing and performing leads, basslines, chord progressions, and other synth parts. Let’s take a closer look at the deals available:

Behringer RD-9

Add to your 909 Day celebrations with the authentically-styled Behringer RD-9 drum machine. With 11 drum sounds including kick, snare, toms, rim shot, clap, hi-hats, ride, and crash cymbal you have all you need to recreate those classic drum patterns.

What’s more, the RD-9 has some neat extras like a dual-mode filter and a wave designer section to shape your drums, and the 64-step pattern sequencer features poly meter, step repeat, note repeat, and real-time triggering.

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Novation MiniNova

Novation MiniNova

The MiniNova is a compact 37-key virtual analogue synth with a built-in 12-band vocoder, effects, and an arpeggiator. The controls, although limited, have been laid out in a performance-orientated fashion.

This makes it easy to manipulate sounds live, and the bank of 256 presets has enough inspiration to get you started. Even though some of the patches might be rather dated, the MiniNova is still a powerful little synth for the price.

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Make Noise René

Make Noise René

The Make Noise René is a 34 HP Cartesian sequencer named after French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes. With 3 sequencer tracks to program in real-time, you have access to infinite musical variation.

It may operate on different principles to your average hardware sequencer, but the René is remarkably intuitive. So you can quickly find your own ways of programming rhythmic or melodic elements in your music.

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Arturia MiniFreak

Arturia MiniFreak

The MiniFreak is an incredibly flexible 6-voice polyphonic synth with 22 different oscillator algorithms including Superwave, Wavetable, Karplus Strong, Noise, and more.

It also features an analogue multimode filter, extensive modulation capabilities, a 64-step pattern sequencer, and a wide range of effects. Also, the controls are laid out in a way that allows you to access them easily from a performance perspective.

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Sequential OB-6 Module

Sequential OB-6 Module

For the purists, the Sequential OB-6 Module delivers that classic analogue sound in a compact format that also allows you to expand the voice count to 12 with an additional module.

It also goes beyond the vintage world with a polyphonic 64-step pattern sequencer and a digital effects section that offers you plenty of ways to approach sound creation once you get through the 500-patch sound library.

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Synth Deals from Sequential, Arturia, and Make Noise

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