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Moogfest 2019: A New Moog vocoder synth is on the horizon

Moogfest 2019: A New Moog Vocoder Synth is on the Horizon

Moogfest 2019 is almost upon us and in what has become somewhat of the norm for Moog in the past, they have announced that there will be a new product that will be the subject of the Engineer Workshop at this year’s event. In the

Studio Tour of the Synth Palace

Studio Tour of the ‘Synth Palace’

We just needed to share this video via SYNTH4EVER for all of you that are ‘Addicted to Synths’. This is a studio tour of the ‘Synth Palace’ in Montreal, Quebec Canada with founder and curator Peter Venuto. This is a vast collection of Synths including

Behind The Score: Chariots of Fire

Behind The Score: Chariots of Fire

Welcome back to Noisegate’s special series Behind The Score. We are very excited to present these investigative articles, which will explore all the nerdy details and behind-the-scenes secrets of synthesised film soundtracks. We’ve already covered the infamously intricate Wendy Carlos Moog’s score for A Clockwork

Arturia Have Made Pigments Available Under a Rent-to-Own Scheme

Saving for gear and software sucks, nobody likes the waiting game. So it’s very welcome news that Arturia’s latest software synthesiser Pigments, is now available to purchase via Splice‘s rent-to-own payment plan. We’ve seen a number of manufacturers dipping their toes in this service, Pigments

Doepfer Release Five New Polyphonic Eurorack Synth Modules

Since the launch of their A100 modular synth in the mid-’90s, Doepfer has been quietly adding modules to the system; some fairly simple, others wonderfully obscure, and now they have just globally announced the availability of: A-111-4 Quad VCO A-105-4 Quad Poly SSI VCF A-132-8

Wireless MIDI Control with Apple Watch MIDIWrist is a Reality

Wireless MIDI Control with Apple Watch MIDIWRIST app is a Reality

It’s taken three years in the making, and finally, Apple’s recent Watch models allow you to control MIDI gear by remotely playing, stop recording, and rewinding your DAW from your watch. The app MidiWrist will allow you to wirelessly control synthesisers and other MIDI-controllable sound

Foolong Around with Dorian Concept

Fooling Around with Dorian Concept

Dorian Concept (born Oliver Thomas Johnson) is a self-taught Austrian multi-instrumentalist composer, producer, and keyboard artist, whose work draws on an eclectic variety of sources including modal and free jazz, funk, hip-hop, and electronic, ambient, and soundscape music. Johnson adopted his stage name as a

Modal Synthesisers are Coming to Australia

Modal Synthesisers are Coming to Australia

MODAL Electronics has just announced the appointment of CMI Music & Audio as their Australian distributor. This is awesome news for those who’ve been following the progress of MODAL, and we’re super excited to get our hands on MODAL’s innovative SKULPT and the new CRAFT Synth

Review: Arturia Synclavier V 2 Software Synthesiser

The Synclavier, produced by New England Digital in various incarnations from the ’70s through to the early ’90s, was a synthesiser with incredibly vast ambitions. Alongside the Aussie designed CMI Fairlight Sampler, it channeled developments in the earliest computers  into digital sound design. Initially starting