The Manther Growl is a 26hp complete monosynth version of the desktop Manther. There's also a Quad Envelope, LFO and VCA, 4 channel drum synth and a Random module.
Elektron wanted to make FM easy-to-use and awesome to manipulate and with the 8-voice, sequencer infused Digitone and it's subtractive synthesis signal path you've never had so much fun with digital synthesis.
Two new Pocket Operators for the "Metal" series which includes the existing PO-32 Tonic. Both are samplers, the PO-33 K.O! is purely a sampler whereas the PO-35 Speak likes to mangle the spoken word.
Studiologic's Numa Compact 2X has a go at the Nord Electro with an affordable and portable 88 note, semi-weighted keyboard with piano, organ and synthesizer sound engines.
Qu Bit have created a Eurorack module that puts Scanned Synthesis into hardware for the first time. The Scanned Organic Wavetable VCO is like a string held in space that you can manipulate in interesting ways
Pittsburgh Modular reveal a complete semi-modular synthesizer called the microvolt 3900. It has some interesting features like wave-folding, low-pass gate and a function generator.
A synthesizer and beatbox for kids of all ages that's fun, fruity and wipe-clean - meet Blipblox making its debut at the NAMM creché or is there more to this than playful noise making?
Nord's famous three personality Electro keyboard gets an update with seamless transitions between patches, layering of all three sections, more memory, polyphony and organisation.
Waldorf will reveal their leaked string machine at NAMM 2018. The Waldorf STVC String Synthesizer and Vocoder has string oscillator banks, a 16-voice synthesizer and vocoding filters.
Arturia releases EuroBrute, Roland puts ACB in a multi-functional Eurorack module, Yamaha re-releases the CS-80 and Moog converts everything to Eurorack. Here are my NAMM 2018 predictions and a mixer I want.
More oscillations, improved circuit design, resettable LFO's and an internal paradise for DIY modders the Dark Energy III breathes new life into their original semi-modular desktop monosynth.
The original components are getting scarce and so Korg is putting together a limited run of the authentic ARP reproduction called the ARP Odyssey FSQ. Comes complete with a matching SQ1 sequencer.
A huge leak from Korg ahead of NAMM and we gaze upon the polyphonic digital/analog hybrid synthesizer loveliness of the Prologue 8 and Prologue 16. Is the mystery solved?
Finally! Here are full details on the Arturia RackBrute Eurorack enclosure system, which links directly to the MiniBrute 2 and 2S to make an awesome looking performance and modular tweaking rig.
Fresh out of Japan is this fun looking Gadget Synth containing 5 different sorts of synthesis, a 3 octave push button keyboard and a GameBoy style screen.
Stealing Arturia's thunder hours before their final product announcement we can tell you it's called RackBrute and is a 3U and 6U rack case that integrates with the MiniBrute 2 and 2S.