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Knobcon Synthesizer Convention Round-Up

Gone are the days when major/quirky/innovative synthesiser announcements were reserved exclusively for the Winter NAMM Show or MusikMesse. Berlin’s Superbooth is perhaps the biggest day of the year for many modular enthusiasts and always brings with it a plethora of new gadgets to get your

Arturia MicroFreak Overview & Demo

Arturia MicroFreak: Overview & Demo

Earlier this year, Arturia announced the MicroFreak – a Paraphonic Hybrid synthesiser featuring a digital oscillator, an analogue filter with a touch capacitive keyboard, reminiscent of the Don Buchla Music Easel. The MicroFreak’s digital oscillator is the heart and soul of this synth and features

Hybrid History: The Digital/Analogue Underdog Synthesisers

Combining digital and analogue components, through necessity or sonic exploration, has resulted in some of the most interesting and unique instruments within the fairly short history of synthesisers. Analogue components in the ‘70s had sonic capabilities that were limited in scope and expanding on that

Arturia Announce Hybrid MicroFreak Synthesiser

French synthesiser wizards Arturia have dropped a new hybrid Paraphonic synth called the MicroFreak,  mixing a complex digital oscillator, an analogue filter and creative sequencing. “Unusual, different, unique, perculiar, exceptional” – all adjectives that have come straight from the horse’s mouth to describe their latest offering