07 Jun · The clue is in the name - StepPolyArp Unit is a step sequencing polyphonic and polyrhythmic arpeggiator for iOS that'll run internally, externally, via plug-in or Audiobus to generate melodies all over the ...
06 Jun · Grayscale has taken the Turing Machine and given it a jolly good upgrade. Individual step outputs and CV inputs take it in all sorts of interesting directions and there are three sizes to choose from.
06 Jun · Modular Moon wants to open a Modular Synthesis School in Amsterdam to teach synthesis, sound and DIY modular to new generations of modular fiddlers. Is Kickstarter the best way to raise funds?
05 Jun · The Microvolt 3900 was one of the stars of this years NAMM show. A perfectly formed semi-modular with 39 patch points and a creative approach to synthesis with wavefolding, filtering and a dynamic VCA.
04 Jun · Do you have a Nova or Nova II? Then you're going to enjoy the NovaX VST Editor and Librarian which will expose all the parameters, manage your patches and give you automation ecstasy.
03 Jun · The Shrolca takes the Mutable Instruments Shruthi mono MIDI synthesizer and puts it in a Volca sized box and adds a touch keyboard for good measure. It's not exactly innovative but it looks cool.
01 Jun · LABS is a new range of free curated library from sample library crafters Spitfire Audio. You can download the blissfully simple plug-in free today along with a Soft Piano and a 14 piece Strings ensemble.
31 May · The Thereminator adds more dimensions to a Theremin performance with three positionally controlled triggers or gates to either the pitch or volume antennas. Trigger drums, samples and sequences as you play.
30 May · Propellerhead have released their flagship spectral wavetable synthesizer as a VST/AU plug-in. Will Europa by Reason be a unique port to the format or is this the beginning of a new era for Propellerhead?
30 May · You can now get to preview Mutable Instruments modules inside VCVRack before they release the source code. Audible Instrument Preview currently has Plaits ready for you to try and there will be more to follow.
28 May · So often your tracks start with a beat and bassline. Native Instruments TRK-01 focuses on making this ridiculously fun and easy with a Kick and a Bass sequenced and modulated to within an inch of its life.
25 May · A re-imagining of the classic Arp Solina Strings to make it groovier, fruitier and even more heavenly. They've mixed in an analogue synthesizer and some sequencing to create a heady cocktail of lushness.
24 May · A conundrum of a modular synthesizer waiting to be puzzled over. The Melody Puzzle experimentally patches together all sorts of combinations in the hope of finding the solution to your musical yearnings.
24 May · The Multi Engine architecture of the Korg Prologue lets you code and design your own customised digital oscillators and effects to run alongside the VCOs. The SDK is now available for download.
23 May · With the grit and spacey grunge of waiting for the last train home on a London Underground platform Softube's Tube Delay will patch itself beautifully into Modular and keep you repeatedly in the zone.
22 May · Finding synthesizers a bit too complicated? Tone Lab provides simple interactive hardware that lets you build up sounds in layers of clearly labelled synthesizer blocks. How high will your tower of sound go?