A few brands recently released new hardware and firmware updates for their synthesizers. Here’s a quick recap of what owners of these synths can gain by installing the updates. Roland Aerophone Pro Version 3.00 Update
Aqusmatiq Audio has released a new VST plugin called Dedalus Delay that they describe as “the ultimate real-time audio delay mangler.” Dedalus Delay features a network of delay lines that are granulated and modulated, which results in a soundscape of echoes that are truly unique.
Behringer has made a series of announcements about their products that are either ready to ship or have moved to production. In addition to the confirmed ones, Behringer teased the release of the MS-1 mkII, a new version of their Roland SH-1-01-inspired synth, in a post on social media.
From its original release in 1972 to the reissue by Korg in 2015, the ARP Odyssey has continued to be a firm favorite amongst synth enthusiasts. Thanks to Korg, fans can now take the ARP legacy into their own hands with the release of the ARP Odyssey FS kit.
The synth industry has seen several companies closing their doors in recent months due to various factors, such as component shortages. However, many others are still going strong, and there have been plenty of new releases on the hardware and software front.
The start of a new year has since plenty of new releases on both the hardware and software front. This month has been no exception, so check out this roundup of some of the most notable new releases. Zen Delay Virtual By Erica Synths
Buchla USA has announced that the LEM218v3 is now available. It is the third iteration of one of the most used touch interfaces, the 218, which was first seen in 1973 with the release of the Buchla Music Easel.
The Bob Moog Foundation is known for some epic raffles, with one of the most recent ones featuring a Minimoog signed by Billy Joel. Their latest raffle is no exception, and this time the prize that is up for grabs is a fully restored, vintage Minimoog signed by Geddy Lee.
From new updates for softsynths to new firmware updates for hardware synths, there's been plenty of reasons for users to dust off their existing music-making tools. Here's a roundup of some of the most notable updates that were released recently.
Swedish-based audiovisual artist and woodworker Love Hulten is no stranger to weird and wonderful creations.
Waldorf’s Quantum caused quite a stir when it was first released in 2018 and was always going to be a tough act to follow with an update.
It's the 5th anniversary of Korg's Prologue, which was first released in 2018. To celebrate, Ultimate Patches has unveiled the Prologue 2023 Ultimate Patches collection.
More than 3200 exhibitors participated in CES 2023, which was held in Las Vegas from January 5 until 8, 2023. One of these was Roland, who took the opportunity to showcase their Bridge Cast, D-02K, and TD-02KV V Drums, as well as their 50th-anniversary concept piano.
Karanyi Sounds are wishing synth enthusiasts a happy new year by making their Polyscape analog texture designer free for a limited time.
Synth fans with an appreciation for retro pixel art shouldn’t miss out on picoSYNTH by Johan Peitz. It is currently available on itch.io for $2.99 (https://johanpeitz.itch.io/picosynth), which provides access to Windows, Mac, and Linux builds of the software.