In this video review, Russ from Synth Expert takes a look at the Waves Clavinet virtual instrument plug-in.
Accurately sampled from one of the funkiest keyboards ever created: the iconic D6 model Clavinet famous for its percussive playability and gritty sound.
Colorado-based modular maker WMD has a new scale-based arpeggiator and pattern generator, the Arpitecht.
IK Multimedia Syntronik, first released as a computer-based app, is now available for the iPad.
Syntronik includes recreations of 38 different hardware synthesizers and string machines presented as 17 powerful virtual instruments. You can read our review of Syntronik Free here.
PA3's derailer is a struck-metal physical modeling synth plug-in for Mac, currently available as a free download.
Native Instruments, makers of software and hardware instruments, has updated Kontakt to v5.7.
This update adds three new guitar amp models and two additional distortion effects. Kontakt 5.7 also adds enhancements for instrument builders – including two for UI-authoring – and fixes some bugs.
The ultra-premium Schmidt analog polyphonic synthesizer is entering a third production run of 25 units, and the company is taking pre-orders.
We are pleased to announce our first-place winner in UVI’s giveaway of a vintage Oberheim Matrix-6 hardware synth: Stefano Galante of Quebec, Canada
UA explains how the DC-coupled audio outputs on their Apollo audio interfaces can be used to send control voltage to analog synth gear. Also, their console software has MIDI now ... could UAD soft synths be in the offing?
Mickey Delp shows us the improved version of the kit-based Little Drummer Boy all analog drum machine at Knobcon 2017.
Dave Weiser shows us a custom lead he programmed on the Kurzweil Forte for Edgar Winter's tune "Frankenstein."
Yamaha's new Spiralizer effect in Montage version 1.6 nails the eternally-rising "Shepard's Tone" auditory illusion. Here's how.
You may have seen our exclusive video of the new Roland D-05 from Knobcon 2017, it seems there is a lot of love for the classic Roland D50 synth.
You may not be aware but Roland is giving users the opportunity to try the official Roland D50 Plug-in for 30 days for free.
Full Bucket Music has announced a free plug-in version of the classic KORG PS-3100 Polyphonic Synthesizer.
Full Bucket Music say on their website; "The FB-3100 is a software instrument for Microsoft Windows (VST) and Apple macOS (VST/AU) simulating the KORG PS-3100 Polyphonic Synthesizer from 1977. It is written in native C++ code for high performance and low CPU consumption."
Eurorack crafters Synthrotek have two new toys: The Quadrangle quadruple envelope generator, and the TST, a handy little module that lets you power and test other modules before committing to installing them.
KV Gear, makers of cool angled stands for small synths such as the Korg Volca and Roland Boutique series, shows us a prototype of their Vixen -- a mixer and power distro for Volcas -- at Knobcon 2017.
Devon Hughes of Elektron shows us the Digitakt hardware sampler and sequencer, a very immediate tool for sampling external sound sources and synths, tweaking them, and creating grooves.
The Fusebox is a fusion of some great Analogue Solutions designs, with an SEM-style filter, centered around a flexible arpeggiator and pattern generator.
Two partners have plans to bring back the massive Polyfusion System 2000 modular synth - and the blessing of founder Ron Folkman.
Enrique from Novation gives us a quick look at the Circuit Mono Station groove synth - much like a paraphonic Bass Station with a Circuit sequencer.
Korg's Vox Continental is much more than an organ re-issue. It's a full-featured stage keyboard with impressive looks and even more impressive sound.
We go hands-on with Roland's SE-02 Boutique synth, a real analog collaboration with Studio Electronics, at Knobcon 2017