It’s no secret that the global supply shortage of chips has hit the synthesizer industry hard, and it is expected that the semiconductor industry will continue to suffer shortages until 2024.

Warp Records announced via their social media channels that Aphex Twin and Dave Griffiths have launched Samplebrain, which is free sound design software.

Roland announced the latest flagship model in their SPD sampling pad lineup, the SPD-SX PRO.

These past few years have seen several synth manufacturers close their doors, including the likes of WMD and Mutable Instruments.

Knobcon number ten, the one-of-a-kind synthesizer convention that ran from September 9 to 11, 2022, saw several announcements.

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