Good news for owners of the COBALT8 line, which includes the COBALT8, COBALT8M, and COBALT8X, as Modal Electronics recently pushed out a free update for these units.
A while back, we looked at some of the FX pedals popular amongst synthesizer fans. However, as with anything synth-related, there is always much more on offer than what can be fit into a single article.
Traktion has recently announced the release of their 11-operator FM synthesizer, F.em. According to Traktion, F. ’em is not just one of the most powerful FM synths ever made but also one of the most versatile.
Black Corporation, the boutique synth maker from Tokyo behind Deckard’s Dream, Kijimi, and Xerxes, has recently announced an upcoming addition to their roster. All of their previous synths took inspiration from classic analog synthesizers, and the upcoming one, called ISE-NIN, is no exception.
Moog Music recently shared a video on their YouTube channel featuring the internationally acclaimed modular synthesist, Lisa Bella Donna, performing a track called Ascension. The performance, which was filmed in the Moog Sound Lab, was inspired by live synthesizer performances of the 1970s.
Music makers can sign up for the Loop Create event hosted by Ableton, scheduled for June 26-27, 2021. Ableton describes the event as a place to meet a wide variety of music makers worldwide, all of who have something new to share.
Due to a combination of disruptions caused by COVID and a semiconductor shortage, the synthesizer market, in particular, has been facing a lot of challenges.
Cherry Audio continues to expand its lineup of software synthesizers with the release of PS-20. According to Cherry Audio, PS-20 is an ultra-realistic, polyphonic, hot-rodded tribute to the renowned MS-20 by Korg.
It was lucky number seven for Kraftwerk recently as the iconic group has finally been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. They have been denied this honor six times in the past before now joining other 2021 inductees, such as the Foo Fighters, Tina Turner, LL Cool J, and more.
The UK-based Modal Electronics has recently unveiled their SKULPTsynth SE four-voice virtual-analog synthesizer. The SE is an updated version of their original SKULPTsynth and aims to address all the criticism the initial release had.
It is easy to invest a lot of money into synthesizers, plug-ins, and other gadgets, but many musicians tend to overlook the importance of a good chair.
OXI Instruments, an independent company from Spain, has recently launched an Indiegogo campaign for the OXI ONE. OXI Instruments promises that it will bridge the connectivity gaps in the studio and on the stage in more accessible ways than ever before.
Lisa Rovner has released a brand new documentary, titled Sisters With Transistors, featuring some of electronic music's unsung heroines.
While building up your own Eurorack can be a gratifying experience, it is also a slippery slope financially as there are so many modules available on the market.
GRAINBOY is the work of Jade Rose, a musician who enjoys building synthesizers, guitars, audio software, and other gizmos. It is a granular synth that was designed to look like the original Gameboy by Nintendo and runs straight from any web browser.