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Oberheim is back: a special reissue of a classic synth, and the name badge returns

You can’t keep a Two Voice down. The 1975 classic saw a modern reissue by its original creator a few years back. And now it’s back in production again, while also marking the return of the beloved Oberheim badge. The post Oberheim is back: a special reissue of a classic synth, and the name badge … Continue reading Oberheim is back: a special reissue of a classic synth, and the name badge returns

GForce has put its “heart and soul” into its unique OB-E soft synth

Music software developer GForce has unveiled its emulation of the Oberheim 8-Voice after over two years in the making. The GForce OB-E plug-in is an authentic model of the original polysynth icon and is the first virtual instrument with complete per-voice control, alongside new creative additions such as an eight-step sequencer. GForce OB-E is built … Continue reading GForce has put its “heart and soul” into its unique OB-E soft synth

Best music-making apps in 2021: The best mobile synth apps

Not everyone has access to high-end soft synths and prestige hardware synths. But most of us do have access to a smartphone. Thanks to some savvy developers, you can harness the power of vintage synth icons such as the Moog Minimoog in the palm of your hand. New, original synths are available, too, with unique … Continue reading Best music-making apps in 2021: The best mobile synth apps

Synth Bass: 7 Bass Types and How to Build Them

Synth bass is an essential sound in many different genres of music production. From retro synth-pop to mainstage EDM, there are a handful of important styles of synth bass to know. But programming your own bass synth sounds with plugins is difficult and time-consuming—especially if you’re just getting started with synthesis. Even so you can … Continue reading Synth Bass: 7 Bass Types and How to Build Them

UVI’s 8-Bit Synth samples from vintage game consoles and computers

UVI has launched 8-Bit Synth, a sample-based virtual instrument that lets you inject the magic of 80s video game consoles into your music. Going retro is a popular modern concept – be it with music, indie games or TV shows – so it’s really no surprise that authentic 8-bit sounds are sought-after. But, chiptune music … Continue reading UVI’s 8-Bit Synth samples from vintage game consoles and computers

Surge, awesome free soft synth, gets major 1.8 update

This labor-of-love, free and open-source software synth has gotten a whole lot more love – with new filters, features, modulation, and content. Surge is a must-have on Mac, Windows, or Linux, and keeps getting better. The post Surge, awesome free soft synth, gets major 1.8 update appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Everything new in Arturia MicroFreak 3 update, as a wild little synth gets deeper

It’s cute and small, it’s affordable, and now it’s getting more packed into it, in collaboration with boutique maker Noise Engineering. Here’s a look at what’s new in Arturia’s free 3.0.x firmware update to their MicroFreak synth. The post Everything new in Arturia MicroFreak 3 update, as a wild little synth gets deeper appeared first … Continue reading Everything new in Arturia MicroFreak 3 update, as a wild little synth gets deeper