It's not unusual to see older software and plugins receive massive discounts when their replacements are around the corner, but it's not every day that something debuts with a 95% discount. However, this is the case with Union, a new software synth by Soundspot that covers digital as well as analog bases.
DAW enthusiasts, especially those who favor Ableton Live, should already be familiar with the Novation Launchkey Mini. It is the most compact and portable MIDI keyboard controller in the Novation range and they recently made it even better with MK3 iteration.
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. From vintage classics to new additions, the humble monosynth is still alive and kicking. If you've been looking for an excuse to add one to your collection now is as good a time as any.
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 reached its goal by November 21, 2019. It ended up almost doubling this goal thanks to nearly 200 backers.
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. These newer versions allowed synth fans to get their hands on new hardware that is almost impossible to find or extremely expensive to buy in their original incarnations. This trend has continued, so here are a few more synths that are worth looking into if you like the original hardware, but cannot afford a vintage version.