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Sequential’s Pro 3 is a new synth, while the others clone – so how does it stack up?

One person who isn’t just copying Dave Smith is – Dave Smith. Sequential are back with the new Pro-3, a flagship mono/paraphonic synth instrument. Okay, to be fair – a Sequential synth (or Dave Smith Instruments synth) is always going to give you certain predictable elements, if in different combinations. But the Pro-3 at least … Continue reading Sequential’s Pro 3 is a new synth, while the others clone – so how does it stack up?

2hp have a lunchbox modular synth in a literal lunchbox

One thing Eurorack modular doesn’t normally make you say is, “awwwww… cute!” But here’s a modular synth rig that looks as likely to contain a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as a synth. Meet the 2hp Lunchbox, which is literally an oldschool lunchbox with handle. It’s 42hp – which isn’t itself a new idea, as … Continue reading 2hp have a lunchbox modular synth in a literal lunchbox

ARP/KORG reissue the ARP 2600 semi-modular synth – and an ARP documentary to watch, too

As expected, we’re getting a limited-run, faithful recreation of the ARP 2600, one of the best-known semi-modular instruments of all time. It’s 1970 all over again. In a partnership between Japanese manufacturer KORG, who now have the ARP brand name at their disposal, and ARP co-founder David Friend, “ARP Instruments” is back as a maker. … Continue reading ARP/KORG reissue the ARP 2600 semi-modular synth – and an ARP documentary to watch, too

Korg ARP 2600 FS A Faithful, Full-Size Recreation Of A Classic Synth

Additions in the new version include USB and DIN-style MIDI connections, XLR audio outputs, plus the improved ARP 3620 Duophonic Keyboard with an added arpeggiator / sequencer. The Korg ARP 2600 includes a custom hard shell case with casters.… Read More Korg ARP 2600 FS A Faithful, Full-Size Recreation Of A Classic Synth

New Gear Alert: BUS-COMP from Warm Audio, KORG’s wavestate Synth, StudioLive ARc Mixers by PreSonus & More

Warm Audio introduces the BUS-COMP. The Warm Audio BUS-COMP is an all-analog, 2 channel, stereo VCA compressor based on classic circuitry that has provided silky smooth tone for decades. Stereo VCA compressors are masterful at controlling dynamics on many sources, but they have become widely known for their magic Read more… The post New Gear … Continue reading New Gear Alert: BUS-COMP from Warm Audio, KORG’s wavestate Synth, StudioLive ARc Mixers by PreSonus & More

KORG wavestate synth is modern successor to Wavestation

Don’t call it a comeback. KORG R&D is reimagining one of their more unique ideas from the 90s – but the result promises to be very 2020. First – about the 90s instrument that started this. The Wavestation worked with “vector synthesis”. The idea was, start with multiple sound sources (four is a good number), … Continue reading KORG wavestate synth is modern successor to Wavestation

Korg hints at another synth release for January 2020

After recently teasing a new synth for an early 2020 release, Korg has taken to Facebook and Instagram to announce a second synthesiser. Only three days later than the release of the first synthesiser, the second will arrive on the 10 January 2020. With #NAMM2020 left by Korg in the comments, no doubt we’ll be … Continue reading Korg hints at another synth release for January 2020

Korg teases a new synth for 2020

Korg, the 58-year-old audio company behind some of the most iconic music gear of all time, has teased a new synth for release in the new year. It almost comes as no surprise, given that two weeks ago Jean-Michel Jarre possibly let slip that the company is set to rerelease the ARP 2600. However, there’s … Continue reading Korg teases a new synth for 2020

Playset Turns Your iPad Into A Drum & Synth Groovebox

The app features a four-channel drum machine, plus bass and lead synth voices. It supports Audiobus, Ableton Link, MIDI, background audio and AU to integrate into mobile music making workflows.… Read More Playset Turns Your iPad Into A Drum & Synth Groovebox