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Korg Updates Digital Piano Range with B2 Line

Korg have announced not one, but three successors to their popular B1 digital piano; B2, B2N and B2SP. The entry level digital piano market is highly competitive with similarly spec’d offerings from the likes of Casio and Yamaha all fighting for the attention of budding

Arturia Announce Updated Flagship Controller Keyboard: KeyLab 88 MKII

It was exactly a year ago Arturia gave us the their MKII KeyLab 49 and KeyLab 61 premium controller keyboards, but the French manufacturer remained tight lipped about whether the fullsize 88-key version would be continued to MKII. However, today Arturia have finally confirmed the

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,