21 May · Just on Kickstarter is the MK2 of the Ginko Synthese real-time sampling module Sampleslicer. With better quality, all through-hole components, clock CV, auto-calibrating, higher gain and an inaudible noise ...
21 May · A polyphonic virtual synthesizer that integrates perfectly with a knob and touch-screen controller. Giving you the tacticity of hardware with the versatility of software. Is it the best of both worlds?
21 May · Bringing together aspects from the Organelle and Pocket Piano ONDA is an open platform of synthesis, effects and sampling in an enhanced, Raspberry Pi based form factor, with cool light up buttons.
20 May · A new editor from software developer Momo Muller presents all the parameters from the Korg Volca Keys as a VST plug-in with precise automation and XY pad control for under €6. Also runs stand-alone.
17 May · From Mexico City comes the awkwardly named Modular Synth Spring Reverb a beautifully hand-crafted modular synthesizer with a naked spring reverb and two independent oscillators built into a flight case.
15 May · Now with 6 classic virtually modelled analog Roland TR-606 style drum sounds the R606 MKII packs some classic vibes into a space saving 4hp Eurorack module.
14 May · An official-looking video takes us inside the Moog build process and explains the components in the Grandmother while another from gives us Justin Meldal-Johnsen's first impressions and some great sound demos.
13 May · Stratum is a software synthesizer which combines the famous supersaw sound inspired by the classic Roland JP-8000 with a four-operator FM section, noise generator and sub-oscillator. Sounds retro!
12 May · Moog are releasing a colourful modular monosynth that assumes your Grandmother is a tripped out hippy chick from the 70's who was at Woodstock. It's $899 at Moogfest but you do get a free denim jacket.
11 May · The Qu-Bit Nebulae 2 can sample up to 5 minutes of audio, pitch it, twist it, granulise, mangle it and slice it back out in stereo. It will also take alternative firmwares to become many other things too.
11 May · Upping the ante on the Tanzbar 2 by adding 8 channels of sampling next to the analogue drum tracks, a bass synth, analogue filters, LFOs for every channel, multiple outputs and up to 64 steps of sequencing.
10 May · As part of Make Noise's 10-year anniversary they are building a very limited number of the vactrol based Quad Multi-Mode Gate. It can be a VCA, VCF or LPG but you can only but one in person at the party.
09 May · Abstract Data were showing off their ADE-40 Shaping VCO with inbuilt voltage controlled waveshaping and a couple of other forthcoming modules including a new feedback looped filter and an updated Logic Boss.
09 May · Boutique module makers Instruó reveal two new analogue oscillators and complex cross modulating one, an ARP 2500 based filter and a CV generating mixer. Most are now available to buy on their updated website.
08 May · The Alexander Pedals Defender combines a whole heap of effects into one little pedal, with noise mangling retro '80s bleeps and quacks available for the masses. Could this 'Stargate Drive' be the one for you?
08 May · With the Axoloti core and Patcher software, Noistation can use many forms of synthesis and generate all sorts of sounds while being a fabulous looking piece of future-retro space furniture.