04 Jan · The SWT16 (Sweet 16) is a wonderfully glowing 16-step sequencer with 16-tracks and 16 modes of operation. It's Arduino based open hardware and will be available as a DIY kit soon.
02 Jan · Another year, another tease of some soon-to-be-leaked synthesizer clone from Behringer that we'll all get very excited about until the next one comes along.
01 Jan · Many people are finding the knobs on the Roland Boutique SE-02 a bit too tiny and fiddly. Don't worry, there are alternatives that could make the synthesizer experience a much happier one.
31 Dec 2017 · Erica Synths unveil a dramatic departure from their usual form of module in the striking Graphic VCO. It has wavefolding, morphing and a very interesting display going on. Update - New videos!
30 Dec 2017 · Beef up your Monologue with this range of Electronic Score + Retrocade sounds from German composer Christian Halten. They are free, very visual and may take you in directions you never considered.
28 Dec 2017 · So many modules, so much voltage to be controlled and audio to modulate. What sort of splicing, morphing, sequencing, gristleizing and filtering delights have caught my attention in 2017?
27 Dec 2017 · Roland's latest Cloud service update adds a new, old software synthesizer - the JV-1080. According to Roland, the digital recreation has the look, feel, and factory patches of the 90s beast.
27 Dec 2017 · Kick off your New Year with some tonal sculpting. Marble is a dual channel spectral tilt EQ and Dendrites is a feature packed 16 mode filter with phaser and multiple personalities.
24 Dec 2017 · Was 2017 a classic year for synthesizers? Which synths captured the imagination, the sonic excitement and hands-on controllability that make for an awesome creative sound machine? Here are my thoughts on that.
22 Dec 2017 · The Korg Legacy Collection will now be known as the Korg Collection as it gets a much needed update to include the ARP Odyssey in addition to an M1, Wavestation, Polysix, MonoPoly and MS-20.
22 Dec 2017 · The tiny 8-bit modular miniMO open source synthesizer now has an alternative MIDI Sequencer firmware. Add the MIDI Accessory Set and it becomes midiMO the world's smallest MIDI Step Sequencer.
21 Dec 2017 · What happened to those synths we got excited about earlier in the year that never appeared? I've dug around to see what's MIA and what might still be coming plus an update on those TR-808 Adidas Trainers.
19 Dec 2017 · The Shakmat Modular Time Wizard can generate complex polyrhythms and weird time signatures through the combination of 6 clock dividers, multipliers, logic and resets - it feels like magic.
18 Dec 2017 · Bastl's newly upgraded Kastle 1.5 gets a paint job, USB power, new synthesis modes and a greatly improved sound engine. It's still a lot of fun even with the annoyingly small knobs and patch wires.
17 Dec 2017 · Uli Behringer steps up on Gearslutz to talk about what happened with the synth and drum machine leaks and explains how their development system works. He also promises someone a 2600 as soon as they are ready.
14 Dec 2017 · The march of the desktop effects unit continues with this analog/digital hybrid multi-effects unit from AVP Synthesizers. The Cosmwave FX will offer up Phaser, Flanger and up to 1 minute of delay.