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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

Just Sounds Nubass TB303 Feature

Just Sounds: KORG Volca Nubass Meets the Roland TB-303

Check out our “Just Sounds’ Video of the KORG Nubass and the Roland TB-303 together. The TB-303 was manufactured by the Roland Corporation in 1982 in limited numbers and became the sound of Acid in the late 1980s. Fast forward to today – and we

Modal Announce Argon8 – An Affordable 37-Key Polyphonic Wavetable Synth

Exciting news out of England today, Modal have announced their new Argon8 digital wavetable synthesiser.  Modal Electronics have, up ’til now, been a company of two extremes, producing extraordinary high-end synthesisers with a price tag to match, or more recently, some tiny but immensely powerful

Roland Revive the Groovebox, Juno and Jupiter Names on New Range

Last night Roland surprised everyone with a bunch of new product releases aimed squarely at electronic music producers and keys players. Here’s the rundown. MC-101 & MC-707 Grooveboxes That’s right, Roland’s Groovebox line is back! The first ‘MC’ products since the mammoth MC-909 finished production

Korg Unveils the NTS-1, DIY Digital Synthesiser

Korg Unveils the NTS-1, DIY Digital Synthesiser

Initially teased at Superbooth 2019, Korg’s Nu:Tekt NTS-1 is now official!  The DIY-focused, NTS-1 packs a powerful synth and multi-effect engine into an incredibly compact form factor that boasts compatibility with the Korg logue-Software Development Kit — so it’s possible to run any of the

KORG Nubass Overview

Volca Nubass – Korg’s New Acid Bass Machine

We recently got our hands on the Volca Nubass, the newest in Korg’s Volca series of synthesisers and drum machines. Videos first emerged earlier this year at Superbooth 2019 – and since then we’ve been anxiously awaiting its arrival. The Volca Nubass will certainly pique

Arturia Update Their Keystep Controller with New Features

Arturia Update the Keystep Controller

French company Arturia have just released a new firmware update (version 1.1) for their Keystep controller. This adds some exciting new functions and features: New sequence length controls: allows rapid change to sequence length with new MIDI Channel shortcut controls. New Armed clock behaviour: change