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Superbooth 2019 Wrap Up: The Weird & Whacky Stuff

Berlin’s Superbooth synthesiser trade show was especially chockers with new announcements this year, but the major manufacturers like Korg, Elektron, Moog and Novation weren’t the only ones dropping fantastic new products. In fact, it really seemed like some of the smaller manufacturers and DIY types

Novation Reach For The Sky with New Flagship Synth

Novation has stormed into the Superbooth 2019 tradeshow with a brand new flagship synthesiser dubbed ‘Summit’. The 16-voice, bi-timbral, 61-key hybrid beast builds on the synth-engine powering their Peak synthesiser. At its core sits 3 of Novation’s high resolution digital ‘Oxford Oscillators’, carrying traditional waveforms

Native Instruments Release Nostalgia Soaked Super 8 Synth

Native Instruments have just added a new synth to their extensive software library, aimed squarely at recreated the classic synth sounds of the late ’70s and ’80s. Dubbed the Super 8, the vintage inspired poly-synth is an 8-voice, 2 oscillator subtractive synthesiser with a set

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

Arthur Fussy Releases New Sounds for The Arturia Matrixbrute

New Sounds for the Arturia Matrixbrute by Arthur Fussy

For those of you who are looking for inspiration and new sound textures for their Arturia Matrixbrute synthesiser, independent Austrian Sound designer Arthur Fussy has programmed and released a new Vol 1 Soundpack for this innovative synth, featuring 32 presets of ‘Classic & Experimental stuff,

Korg Minilogue xd Overview & Demo

The minilogue xd is the latest addition to Korg’s popular ‘logue’ family of synthesisers and really feels like the culmination their analog journey over the last few years, packing in so much of what we’ve come to love about their instruments. It retains the form