The holiday season is a time to indulge and treat others as well as yourself. One of the best ways to do this is with a new addition to your synth collection. Although you can easily acquire synths with a crazy number of polyphony, there is still something to be said about the humble monosynth.
A while back Superlative Instruments launched a Kickstarter campaign for the SB01 (pronounced Space Bee apparently), which they described as an "analog synthesizer of the future." The goal for the Kickstarter was an "all or nothing" $101,000, which meant the project would only be funded if it rea
As interest in vintage synthesizers continues to grow there are more and more classic synths that are making comebacks. Last year we took a look at some of the most popular vintage synthesizers that received modern updates.
It is amazing to think that thanks to digital audio workstations and plug-ins most users can have access to features that professional studios could only dream about a few years ago.
NAMM's Museum of Making Music has something brand new for synth enthusiasts with a first-of-its-kind exhibit titled, Music from the Sound Up: The Creative Tools of Synthesis. The official opening was Friday, 18 October 2019, and this special exhibit will continue until April of 2020.
If you still have a library of Game Boy, Game Boy Color or Game Boy Advance cartridges in your collection, then you are going to love the Analogue Pocket.
We've already looked at some of the most affordable drum machines worth owning in a previous article, but not everyone has the space or money for one of these. If you find yourself a bit short on cash or space there are still options available for adding some killer drums to your music.
Calling something "one of the most powerful music synthesizers ever built" is undoubtedly a bold claim, but it demonstrates the faith that Waldorf has in Kyra.
These days there is very little that drum machines can do that a decent DAW workstation with the right plug-ins can't replicate. However, the importance of hardware drum machines cannot be understated.
With the vast amount of samples that are available online, many of which are free, it might appear pointless to go out and create your own. However, there is nothing quite like building up your own unique library of samples to use in your music.
There has been a couple of exciting announcements in the synth community lately, from classic manufacturers entering the market again to famous brands being restored to their creators.
The word "synthesizer" usually conjures up images of a complicated mess of wires, knobs, dials, sliders, buttons, and switches. While this is true for the most part, especially when it comes to vintage synthesizers, it is by no means the only way synths look.
Adding vocals to your mix can turn an ordinary tune into something special, depending on the genre of music that you are creating. However, not everyone can sing or have access to someone who can provide them with vocals.
There are a lot of good reasons to own a vintage synthesizer, but unfortunately, there are also a couple of downsides. One of them is the fact that there is a good chance of something going wrong with it sooner or later, which might require you to attempt a repair.
Synth enthusiasts who follow Black Corporation on Instagram will already know that they announced Deckard's Voice; a Eurorack version of their Deckard's Dream.