Arturia announce limited-edition MicroFreak Vocoder Edition

The brand also announced a surprising new feature for owners of the original version.

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Korg announce updated Volca Sample with USB, bigger memory and more

The refreshed model also addresses some of the more fiddly aspects of the original unit’s workflow.

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Soma Lab’s new sequencer is an analogue computer that helps you study fundamental laws of life and society

The Ornament-8 is the debut offering from Soma’s new team member Vadim Minkin.

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Behringer plan a PPG Wave clone. Here’s how to get Wave sounds in Eurorack

The cheekily-named BBG Wave is confirmed as part of Behringer’s plans, but you can get your hands on classic wavetable sounds in other ways…

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Roland TR-8S updated with FM synth engine and more

The major firmware update claims to make the TR-8S “the most complete drum machine ever”.

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Qu-Bit Electronix physical modelling module Surface shipping soon

The brand’s new Eurorack voice module offers up to eight notes via a pair of stereo outputs.

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Behringer plan Eurorack clones of another legendary synth

The brand are set to release modules based on the classic ARP 2500.

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Here’s how Behringer’s new clone of the legendary Oberheim OB-Xa sounds

The brand showed off the latest work by their Manchester-based sister company Midas.

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ACL MiniMIDI offers compact MIDI-to-CV solution

The new module converts USB MIDI to pitch, gate, clock and CV signals.

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The EDP Wasp: a very British synth

In his latest video, musician and YouTuber Alex Ball takes a look back at a late 70s classic. Here’s how you can get your hands on its trademark sound.

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Electromotive: the story of ARP Instruments

Learn the story of one of the most iconic brands in synth history.

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Native Instruments launch free charity sound pack

Artists including Peaches, Sia and Just Blaze have contributed to lead Native Instruments’ Community Drive charity sound pack to raise money for Covid-19 relief.

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Behringer have cloned the Curtis CEM3396 ‘synth on a chip’

The brand’s sister company, Coolaudio Semiconductors, have successfully cloned the 80s chip used by brands including Oberheim.

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Modal update Skulpt synth with new MIDI, chord and arp features

The mini virtual analogue synth gets a major update with firmware 2.0.

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PreSonus unveil Studio One 5, a major update to the popular DAW

The update is described as being “10 years in the making”, with new features for mixing, mastering, live performance and lots more.

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Roland updates Zenology plugin for ZEN-Core synths

The new Model Expansions feature will broaden sound design options for users of Roland ZEN-Core instruments including the Jupiter-Xm synth and MC-101 groovebox.Model_Expansions_Collage_Image

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Frap Tools Brenso oscillator module now shipping

The ‘entangled sound sources’ module combines a huge range of classic and new analogue sound generation techniques.

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Teenage Engineering POM modular synths now shipping

The innovative brand’s new instruments offer a user-friendly route into the world of modular synthesis.

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Hear the new Waldorf Iridium synth module in action

Three new videos from synthesist Martin Stürtzer show off the lush sound of the latest Waldorf release.

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Prince’s Purple Rain synth expected to fetch $25,000 at auction

The Yamaha DX7 is offered for sale as part of the collection of Prince’s former sound engineer.

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