In the first part of our article we took a look at synthesizer projects, such as the Magus Modular Synthesizer Toolkit, Eowave Quadrantid Swarm, Nonoloop, RAVEN and Shrolca Digital Wavecycle Synthesizer. They were all projects that launched on Kickstarter and managed to attain their funding goals. In this article we will cover a few more synth related projects that found an audience on Kickstarter.
Early last year we took a look at some of the synthesizers that were successfully backed on the crowd funding website, Kickstarter. These included gear like the hybrid synthesizer, HANSY101, the Parva Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer, and the Ants! Analog Semi-modular Synthesizer amongst others. Since it is exactly a year later, we decided to take another look at Kickstarter to see what has been happening with the synth related projects that have been posted.
If you are a synthesizer enthusiast with a collection of instruments, then the chances are good that you have been told how your hobby is a waste of money. Whether it is spouses, family members or even friends, it is hard to explain to those outside of the hobby why you spend as much time and money on what many see as dusty relics from the past.
The latest firmware update for Bass Station II adds five powerful and innovative new features to Novation’s hugely popular monosynth, all of them developed in response to user feedback and requests, one of those users being particularly noteworthy…
There are a lot of negative things about the Internet, but one thing is for sure, being a fan of niche instruments such as vintage synthesizers would have been a lot less social without it. Online communities have made it much easier to interact with other enthusiasts and to share tips as well as tunes. The rise of video sharing services, such as YouTube, has also made it easier to not just hear other synth players, but to also see them in action.