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Arturia Updates Microfreak Firmware with New WaveUser Engine

Heads up freak users – it’s time for the annual Microfreak firmware update! All thanks to its killer digital sound engine, the mighty Microfreak synth is the gift that keeps on giving. Arturia announce the fourth major firmware update since it was released back in

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Korg opsix 2.0 Update Adds ‘Effect’ Operator Mode, 100 New Presets and More

It’s been a busy past month for Korg’s digital synth team with both wavestate and modwave receiving substantial updates. Now FM fans need no longer feel left out with the release of opsix system software version 2.0.  The headline feature of this update is an all new ‘Effect’ operator mode, where individual operators

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TipTop Audio Revive Buchla 200 Modular Synthesizer in Eurorack Format

Buchla USA has collaborated with module manufacturer Tiptop Audio to resurrect the famous Buchla 200 Series synthesizer in the universal Eurorack format. This latest incarnation of Don Buchla’s iconic West Coast style of synthesis, dubbed the 200t, will remain 100 per cent faithful to the original designs

Mayer Announce New MD900 X-VA Wavetable Synthesizer at Superbooth 21

Austrian synth connoisseurs Mayer have unveiled the MD900 X-VA at Superbooth 21, their new flagship multi-timbral wavetable synthesizer with hands-on control, drum instruments and many other features. The MD900x-VA is a multitimbral virtual analog and wavetable synthesizer with 16 voices and 4 parts. The 16

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Erica Synths Release PĒRKONS HD-OI a New Drum Machine and Synthesizer

Latvian synth company Erica Synths has just revealed their newest creation at Superbooth 2021–the PĒRKONS (THUNDER) – a drum machine and synthesizer and according to their press release, “it will change your approach to electronic rhythm synthesis – an instrument which bears the weight of

Dreadbox Reveal Nymphes, 6-Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

Superbooth 21 is coming and the Greek boutique synth company Dreadbox is showing the Nymphes, a new portable 6-voice polyphonic analog Synthesizer with a hands-on user interface. The Nymphes is purely an analog 6-voice synthesizer featuring a single oscillator and a sub-oscillator. The primary oscillator

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Korg Wavestate 2.0 Update Brings User Sample Support, Software Editor and More

Korg’s wavestate synthesizer introduced in 2020 kickstarted their innovative line of digital instruments, now also consisting of opsix and modwave. Wavestate continues to stand out from the crowded synth market with its multi-lane sample sequencing focus, inspired by Korg’s classic wavestation from 1990.  Despite shipping with a sizable multi-gigabyte sample library, one feature request that’s surfaced regularly

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