If you love classic '70s string synths but are strapped for cash, then LABS Synth Strings by Spitfire Audio might be of interest. It is a free VST featuring classic synth textures that have been created from the infamous Solina String Ensemble.
A number of conventions had to be canceled or postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020, and this trend has continued in 2021. Some were able to move their events into the online space, while others have opted to wait things out.
The cassette label Ultraviolet Light recently announced the release of a special album called Buchla Now. The album, which is a celebration of both their 5th year and 20th release, is a collection of new music created on synthesizers designed by Don Buchla.
After their 2020 Trifecta Raffle, the Bob Moog Foundation is back this year to make one synth enthusiast very happy with their 15th Anniversary Synth Raffle. The purpose of the raffle is to make the beginning of the Bob Moog Foundation celebrating 15 years of preserving Dr. Moog's legacy.
If you are a Roland Cloud user and want to add some authentic effects to your DAW, you won't want to miss out on Zenology FX. Roland recently unveiled this new plugin, which features more than 90 of the company's most iconic effects.
No matter how good your music is, it can always be more attention-grabbing when combined with some great visuals. This is why music videos continue to be popular and most bands make use of visualizers when playing live shows.
After the release of their “Birth of the PULSAR” documentary a few weeks ago, SOMA is back with another video that is sure to turn a few heads. They released a video to showcase what their new Enner analog synthesizer is capable of, and the results are unique, to say the least.
It's been five years since the death of the Japanese artist and composer Isao Tomita due to chronic heart failure. He was known as a pioneer of synthesizer music. Early in his career, he released an album of electronic renditions of rock and pop songs called Electric Samurai: Switched on Rock.
BOSS introduced their new guitar, the EURUS GS-1, during the 2021 Summer NAMM Show. The most surprising element of this guitar is that it features an onboard synth engine.
Many synth users should be familiar with Ableton Live 11 as it comes free with numerous hardware products and apps. Owners of older versions of Live Lite are also eligible for a free upgrade to Live 11 Lite without the need for a new serial number.
Bjooks, the publisher of numerous synth-related books, has announced the updated version of its debut release, Push Turn Move. Kim Bjørn started Bjooks in the wake of his success with Push Turn Move, which was released in 2017.
Karanyi Sounds have recently released their first-ever virtual instrument, the Minipol, which is a powerful virtual analog synthesizer.
Cherry Audio has posted a video titled “That’s odd…” on YouTube to tease the release of their next instrument, which goes live on July 15. The short video clip opens with a shot of the Moog Memorymoog while the narrator describes the power of this analog polysynth from the early eighties.
The MatrixBrute Noir Edition started as a rumor after some leaked images earlier this year, but this synth by Arturia has now received an official release.
Peter Zinovieff, the British engineer, and composer, has passed away at the age of 88. Zinovieff was hospitalized for ten days after a fall at his home and died on the night of 23 June 2021.