Fans of FM synthesis will be the first to admit that it is not the most user-friendly synthesis method. However, Omega by BLEASS is a new soft synth for desktop and iOS that aims to change this perception.
Casio recently unveiled two brand new keyboards that are sure to divide fans. First up is the CT-S500, which is available for $379.99, followed by the CT-S1000V, which retails for $449.99.
Puremagnetik describes its mission as developing novel sound production tools and recordings that explore new electronic and instrumental expression directions. They have a service called "Lore," where they publish new, experimental sound tools, plugins, and more every month.
Arturia recently launched new limited editions of their popular monophonic synths, the MiniBrute 2 and MiniBrute 2S, as well as their DrumBrute Impact. According to Arturia, these three analog desktop machines are "going under the radar" with sleek all-black exteriors.
Joining the ever-growing list of new synths releasing in 2022 is the SoftPop SP2 by Bastl Instruments. According to Casper Electronics and Bastl Instruments, the SoftPop SP2 is a unique instrument that has been in development for the past three years.
Roland recently announced that they would be expanding their roster of digital wind instruments with the Aerophone AE-20. Although the AE-20 can deliver the core sounds and control of the flagship Aerophone Pro it features a more compact and streamlined design.
Erica Synths have teamed up with Moritz Klein for a brand new series of educational DIY Kits. According to them, they only have one specific goal in mind with this series, which is called mki x es.EDU, and that is to teach people how to design analog synthesizer circuits from scratch.
One of the latest additions to the Erica Synths roster is the Black K-Phaser, which is their take on the Krautrock Phaser. The Krautrock Phaser is a classical, genre-defining FX unit, and the Black K-Phaser retains its original concept of 8 all-pass filters with photoresistors.
In a recent social media post, Behringer posted images of a new prototype that they built based on the iconic ARP 1601 Sequencer. According to the post, they have also added two useful quantizers and states that the 1601 Sequencer is a perfect companion for the 2600 or any other synthesizer.
There's no doubt that Abbey Road's Studio Two is one of the most famous recording venues in the world, and everyone from the Beatles and Pink Floyd to Oasis and Adele has made use of it for their hits.
Arturia recently released a free update for Pigments that they claim launches their one-stop softsynth powerhouse into a new era of sound.
If you grew up playing computer games during the nineties, the chances are good that you were very familiar with the YMF-262 chip, which was also known as the OPL3 FM chip. Despite being notoriously hard to program, it was a common component for computer sound cards of that era.
It's been about seven years since the release of the RK-100S keytar, but Korg recently announced its return in the form of the RK-100S 2. It features the same wooden body that is strongly influenced by guitars, but this time with a clear finish that lets the wood grain show.
Anyone who fondly remembers the early days of PC gaming will be glad to hear that SOMA Labs plans to release an 8-bit noise synthesizer and sequencer called Rumble of Ancient Times (RoAT).
Cherry Audio is back with another software synthesizer in the form of Quadra, which is a "super-accurate" emulation of the ARP Quadra synth. This is the first time this rare and coveted synthesizer is being reproduced as a virtual instrument since its original release in 1978.