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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Waldorf announce new Iridium synth

Listen to a sound demo of the new desktop synth module based on the Quantum keyboard.

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Juno lockdown faves: June 12th 2020

This week: a new spoken-word Theo Parrish piece, Ash Lauryn stands in for Club Quarantäne, and essential reading on techno.

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ALM Busy Circuits unveils new Boss Bow Two voltage-controlled switch module

The updated version of the brand’s 2014 Boss Bow Tie module introduces some powerful new clocking features.

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Help Musicians launches second wave of coronavirus financial support

Self-employed musicians based in the UK may be eligible for grants via the charity’s scheme.

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Juno lockdown faves: June 4th 2020

In a week dominated by the continuing global fight for racial justice, Juno staff have been taking time to reflect.

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Win a Producer Bundle with the Mackie Ins & Outs podcast

The brand has launched a new podcast, and they’d like you to create the intro music.

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Mutable Instruments update Ripples and Shades modules

One of our favourite Eurorack brands refreshes two classics, with the Ripples ‘liquid filter’ gaining an overdrive circuit, a high-pass option and more.

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Juno lockdown faves: May 28th 2020

DJ tips, rave history and Paul Woolford’s ‘splurgecore’ breaks. In the first of an occasional series, we share some of the things that have been helping us through the month.

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Modal Argon8 updated with big new features

One of our favourite new synths of 2020 gets even more powerful thanks to a new sequencer mode, extra envelope control and more.

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Download Korg Germany’s free Pyjama Cookbook

The PDF features recipes from Objekt, Suzanne Ciani and Dave Smith among others.

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