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

Delivered... Peter Kirn | Scene | Thu 4 Mar 2021 7:04 pm

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.

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A 1970s Swedish modular you probably never heard of was meant for every music school

Delivered... Peter Kirn | Scene | Mon 1 Mar 2021 6:37 pm

Meet the Dataton 3000. The creation of Sweden's Björn Sandlund, it sports a unique, friendly modular designed for educational use - and at one point, was recommended to be used in every music school. That history was lost, but this teaching-friendly design might just have been ahead of its time.

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Deep testing: new Dreadbox Typhon firmware, new powers for this monosynth

Delivered... Adam Jay | Scene | Wed 10 Feb 2021 5:49 pm

Analog synth + Sinevibes digital effects - the Dreadbox Typhon is one of the most compelling synths of the moment. So we turn to one of its bug testers to let us know how to get the most out of this week's big new update.

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Erica’s modular Dada Noise System II dives into joys of joysticks, history of Dada

Delivered... Peter Kirn | Scene | Thu 4 Feb 2021 7:23 pm

With a panner that can be flown with a joystick - even for surround sound - and loads of other inventions, Erica Synths and Liquid Sky's Ingmar Koch are boldly going deeper in Dada.

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Polymode is Cherry’s new soft synth inspired by the Polymoog, with a $29 intro price

Delivered... Peter Kirn | Scene | Mon 1 Feb 2021 9:42 pm

This idiosyncratic beast from 1975 gets a modern remake for playability.

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Inside KORG’s Modwave – sound design tips for this upcoming wavetable synth

Delivered... Francis Preve | Scene | Fri 22 Jan 2021 10:34 pm

KORG's Modwave synth isn't even out yet, but CDM sonic wizard-at-large Francis Preve was one of the people making sounds for it. Time to go 20,000 leagues under the sea with this monster wavetable hardware.

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

Delivered... Peter Kirn | Scene | Tue 19 Jan 2021 6:10 pm

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. What’s new I mean, look, the MicroFreak has a street price of about US$300. That means it’s competing […]

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Those new Sequential Prophets just got desktop versions

Delivered... Peter Kirn | Scene | Tue 12 Jan 2021 7:37 pm

If you want a premium synth and don't need the keyboard or want it to fit into a little less space, Sequential has made desktop renditions of both Prophet-5 and Prophet-10.

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How MPE can work on hardware synths: a look at Sequential OB-6, Prophet 6 updates

Delivered... Peter Kirn | Scene | Fri 8 Jan 2021 8:22 pm

Chicken and egg problem, no more. MIDI Polyphonic Expression is now in commonly available controller hardware and software like Ableton Live 11. So let's check in at the synth maker of the father of MIDI - Dave Smith's house Sequential and see what happens when you add it to classic synthesizers.

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Happy Jamuary – kick it off with this compact duo of MeeBlip and Zoom

Delivered... Peter Kirn | Scene | Fri 8 Jan 2021 7:06 pm

When you feel like you're out of ideas, when you've obsessed over that edit and that knob, when your mood has gone south... it's time to stop everything and jam. January doldrums, meet Jamuary bliss.

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Find zen-like calm with these perfect miniature synthesizer videos

Delivered... Peter Kirn | Scene | Wed 6 Jan 2021 6:05 pm

We all need a way to center, a way to lower our blood pressure and cure insomnia. Forget ASMR or videos of ocean waves or whatever. Just watch these mesmerizing videos of tiny, tiny, tiny accurate models of classic synthesizers.

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LIRA-8 reimagines the LYRA-8 organismic drone synth in Pd, VST, AU free – donationware

Delivered... Peter Kirn | Scene | Wed 30 Dec 2020 11:24 pm

The wonderfully mysterious analog LYRA-8 synthesizer world now has an unofficial digital cousin - and it's free-or-pay-what-you-can for Pure Data (and cross-platform AU and VST).

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Polyend had a blissful 2020, but they’re not done yet – Tracker, Preset, Medusa updates

Delivered... Peter Kirn | Scene | Thu 24 Dec 2020 8:32 pm

Polyend's beloved Tracker finishes out the year with a pitch-perfect update - and homebrew gaming. And there are updates for their Preset module for Eurorack and the brilliant Medusa synthesizer hardware, too.

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OP-Z VJ: app from Teenage Engineering adds video powers

Delivered... Peter Kirn | Scene | Mon 21 Dec 2020 6:31 pm

The OP-Z's ultra-minimalist, candybar form factor hides some serious synthesis, sampling, and audiovisual powers - and now new live visual/VJ functions, too.

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There’s a spring reverb thwack “Easter egg” waiting inside the Oberheim OB-6

Delivered... Peter Kirn | Scene | Wed 25 Nov 2020 12:50 am

I'm not sure which is better, musically slapping your synth, or the comments as Sequential reveals this demo of ... smacking the spring reverb tank. Watch:

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