Steinberg recently unveiled the latest update to their mobile DAW, Cubasis, with version 3.4 of the app adding a slew of new features. Cubasis is frequently updated with requested features such as MIDI Learn, Mackie Control (MCU), and HUI protocol support.
Pioneering synthesist Herb Deutsch recently celebrated his 90tht birthday. In addition to being featured in the Moog Music documentary, GIANTS, the Bob Moog Foundation is also honoring him with a fundraising raffle.
Genki Instruments, the Icelandic company behind the Wave Ring gestural controller, has unveiled their latest product called Cosmos. It is a software synthesizer featuring hand-crafted effects and a playful interface.
KORG recently announced the revival of one of their earliest synths, the miniKORG 700. Released in 1973, it was their first mass-produced monophonic synthesizer and paved the way for synths to become more mainstream.
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.