Baby Audio BA-1 is the plugin company's first software instrument, an emulation of Yamaha’s criminally overlooked 1980s mini synth CS01.
In this series, we look at the Big Three Japanese manufacturers that have changed music. First up: the history of Yamaha synthesizers.
Japan’s domestic vintage synthesizer market is surprisingly cheap. We tell you the best tips and tricks for buying synthesizers from Japan.
After a teaser video that left little in any doubt that Cherry Audio were working on a CS-80 emulation, they have surprised many by announcing GX-80.
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Finding the right keyboard on a budget for a beginner can be fraught with many pitfalls. This guide is here to help you make your choice.
Behringer shares a workshop photo and a bit of story behind the development of its CS-80 clone. The bottom line? It's all going to take some time.
The new MSP3A builds on the MSP3's strengths with improvements to audio quality, output power, and cabinet design.
Based on the Yamaha OPL2 soundchip from the Sega Megadrive the Opera Rotas is a mutant generative drum machine full of FM synthesis.
There's something for everyone on this week's list of the best free plug-ins. We've got a metal amp simulator, a unique snare buzz emulator and an FM synth. Here's Sigma, SnareBuxx and CX5M-V.
UVI is giving away its Digital Synsations bundle for free until the end of September. Names like Korg M1, Ensoniq VFX, Yamaha SY77 and Roland D-50 make your mouth water? Then don’t miss this deal!
James Iha and Jeff Schroeder have been playing three unidentified singlecuts on the Smashing Pumpkins reunion tour 2019. Are we about to see new signature models? And made by whom?
Fender Europe has been fined for withholding documents during a CMA inspection in the context of an ongoing price-fixing investigation involving Fender, Yamaha, Korg and Roland.
Not only can cheap clones of big brand equipment sound nasty, they may be outright dangerous. A recent raid in China shows that there are still people making money with knock-off gear.
Store up to 6400 patches in 100 banks on these new Hcard memory cartridges for the Yamaha DX7, DX7-II and Roland D-50. They come complete with the factory library and many more sounds.
FM is notoriously annoying to program. Dtronics DT-RDX pulls out 50 FM parameters from the Yamaha Reface DX and puts them under your fingers for immediate, tactile and intuitive knob fiddling.
40 years since the release of the Prophet-5 Polysynth Dave Smith Instruments returns to the name Sequential and everything is right with the world.
Two new USB interfaces by Steinberg, with transformers by Rupert Neve Designs, no less. Will these worry makers of luxury 2- and 4-preamp units already on the market by Focusrite and others?
Limited to only 300 guitars worldwide the new Onyx Variax comes in a sleek translucent black finish for 2018.
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.
Line 6 could be gearing up to present HX Effects based on the Helix system's effects processor. This highly anticipated new product has been setting guitar forums alight for months and now it has been leaked!
Arturia's V Collection 6 bundle of vintage and classic instruments expands to 21 sound making machines and over 6000 presets. New to the party are the Buchla Easel, Yamaha DX7, CMI Fairlight and a Clavinet.
Replikator goes back to the original Blade Runner soundtrack and crafts sounds that reflect the best of Vangelis' soundscapes. Rich tones, deep textures and playable noises in a dramatic GUI.
Yamaha has a go at being mysterious with a handful of tease videos about a forthcoming Digital Workstation called Genos. Is it more of the same or is Yamaha about to break out of its box?
60Knobs (or SixtyKnobs) is Bastl's long awaited controller and expansion programmer for Sonic Potion's 6 voice LXR drum machine. All 60 knobs come in a bag as part of the kit - get soldering!