If you are a fan of the classic Memorymoog, then IK Multimedia has an offer that you might not want to refuse. They are giving away their Memory-V instrument, based on the classic 18-oscillator monster analog polysynth, free to their newsletter subscribers.
Although synthesizers do not need compression to sound great as is the case with vocals and acoustic instruments, this doesn't mean you shouldn't add some to your tracks.
For most synthesizer enthusiasts creating music is purely a hobby and a creative outlet. There are, of course, plenty of ways to share your music online for free, but earning income through music is typically thought of as something that is reserved for professionals.
Cherry Audio has already proven their chops when it comes to recreating classic synthesizers in a software form and for their latest softsynth, they turned their attention to the Moog Polymoog.
It's not often that we see "upgrades" available for vintage synthesizers, but that is exactly what Virtual Music recently announced.
We've already heard mushrooms making music, but it would seem that the sky is literally the limit when it comes to synthesizers.
The SOMA Lyra-8 is a pretty nifty drone synthesizer that can be bought pre-built or as a DIY kit for those who want to assemble their own version.
A while back we featured an article on synthesizer kits for do-it-yourself enthusiasts who like to get their hands dirty. While this is a niche aspect of a hobby that is already intimidating to many people, it is also extremely rewarding.
Learning how to play the piano and playing a synthesizer are two very different things. However, this doesn't mean that there are no benefits to becoming better at the piano if you mostly work with synths.
Currently on Kickstarter and seeking a goal of $4,865 in funding is Synth Bird by the Swedish collaborative workspace called Rumtiden Idea Lab.
"Terrifying" is usually not a word associated with synthesizers unless someone like Look Mum No Computer and Furby's are involved. However, there's a new contender, named Love Hultén, who threw their hat in the ring with the VOC-25.
Early in December Aodyo Instruments launched a Kickstarter campaign for their affordable hybrid monophonic synthesizer, the Anyma Phi. According to Aodyo, it will allow users to create "new sound universes" that are inspired by the real world, where objects collide, vibrate, and resonate.
t's easy to forget that it is not musicians that are struggling due to the current pandemic, but also stage crews. Live entertainment simply would not be possible without their hard work.
We've mentioned a lot of do-it-yourself synthesizers in previous articles and thanks to a Swedish engineer named Johan von Konow there is now one more. On his website, he describes LEET as his vision of a new kind of modular affordable synth that you can build yourself.
Going DAWless can be great for creativity and there are now many portable synths on the market that make doing so a lot easier. Phones and tablets have also steadily been getting more powerful and at this point, there are plenty of great app options available for portable music-making.