We're Giving Away Ten Copies of Vintage Vault 2

This month, we have a very exciting giveaway for our readers - courtesy of UVI. This is your chance to get a complete sound collection of 50 instruments, 111 drum machines, and over 7,000 hand-crafted presets - all created using the original synthesizers.  Ten lucky winners will receive the Vintage Vault 2 software bundle, which currently sells for $599, but will actually give you closer to $2,600 in value.

Seven Most Impressive Live Synth Performances

These days a lot of people think of synthesizer performances as someone lurking behind a computer and just clicking away with a mouse. However, there are still musicians who favor hardware synths over soft synths, which makes for much more interesting and impressive live performances. Of course, this was much more prevalent in the early days of synthesizers when a lot of bands included these instruments for their unique sounds. Nowadays it is less common to see hardware synths as part of a live performance, but they are still out there.

Interview with Suzanne Ciani (Part 3)

Suzane Ciani agreed to an interview and we chat about her career, her favorite synths, her successes in the advertising industry, the film that was recently made about her life and much more.  We had so much to talk about, it was impossible to summarize it all in one article, so we have been posting the interview in parts.  This is part 3, the last part of the interview.

Questions to ask Yourself Before Buying a Vintage Synth

If you love vintage synthesizers and have enough money to never worry about an empty wallet or bank account, then you could obviously build up quite a formidable collection. Unfortunately, for most people this isn’t feasible as synths are expensive and you can only stretch your budget so far. Of course, you could always just throw caution to the wind and buy whatever synth you want and deal with the consequences later, but this is definitely not a very smart course of action.

Interview with Suzanne Ciani (Part 2)

Suzane Ciani requires no introduction. A five-time Grammy nominee and Indie Music Awards Winner, Ciani has been one of the pioneers in the world of electronic music.  She agreed to an interview and we chat about her career, her favorite synths, her successes in the advertising industry, the film that was recently made about her life and much more.  We had so much to talk about, it was impossible to summarize it all in one article, so we will be posting the interview in parts over the next couple of weeks.

6 Christmas Synth Songs For The Festive Season

Snowy weather, cozy fireplaces, candlelit dinners and plenty of mistletoe; these are the things that we commonly associate with the festive season. It is also a time for eating too much, spending too much and being bombarded with “Christmas” music at every turn. It’s not just every pop singer trying to rake in some extra holiday cash with a Christmas single either. The tradition of releasing a Christmas related song over the holiday season stretches quite a way back.

Interview with Suzanne Ciani (Part 1)

Suzane Ciani requires no introduction. A five-time Grammy nominee and Indie Music Awards Winner, Ciani has been one of the pioneers in the world of electronic music.  She agreed to an interview and we chat about her career, her favorite synths, her successes in the advertising industry, the film that was recently made about her life and much more.  We had so much to talk about, it was impossible to summarize it all in one article, so we will be posting the interview in parts over the next couple of weeks.