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.
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.
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.
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.
Arturia has recently released the third incarnation of its polychrome software synthesizer, Pigments. It has always been a flagship product for the French brand and according to Arturia Pigments has evolved to be bigger, bolder, and more versatile than ever before.
For their latest software emulation of a classic synthesizer, Softube has turned their attention to 1984. The Swedish software developer describes it as an era when a majorly righteous polyphonic synthesizer was released.
The internet has been a boon to collectors in search of rare or unique vintage synthesizers and there are many stories of people discovering incredible bargains online. However, buying used gear online can be risky unless proper caution is exercised.
Moog recently revealed their Moog Sound Studio, which includes all of the equipment, cables, accessories, and education tools required for anyone new to the world of analog synthesis.
We have no doubt that a lot of classic synth tracks were "influenced" by mushrooms it's not every day that you get to hear mushrooms making the actual music. However, a YouTube channel called MycoLyco has sprung up (pun intended) featuring videos of just that.