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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

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

My Gear: Dark Water

Whether they’re a gear nerd or a gear noob, the type of gear an artist uses has a huge impact on their signature sound. In this regular series called My Gear, Noisegate picks the brains of exciting and diverse artists for a behind-the-scenes scoop on

Hybrid History: The Digital/Analogue Underdog Synthesisers

Combining digital and analogue components, through necessity or sonic exploration, has resulted in some of the most interesting and unique instruments within the fairly short history of synthesisers. Analogue components in the ‘70s had sonic capabilities that were limited in scope and expanding on that

Jexus – The Mysterious Youtuber Surfaces for Documentary & Giveaway

Jexus is (was?) a Polish synthesiser enthusiast and one of the original YouTube synth-guys in that wonderful time before YouTube became monetized and filled with career-tubers encouraging you to “hit subscribe”. He began uploading synth demos back in 2006, synth demos unlike any other synth

MIDI To Get a Major Update With the Announcement of MIDI 2.0

MIDI To Get a Major Update With the Announcement of MIDI 2.0

About 35 years after its introduction MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface), the communication protocol that lets musical instruments talk to each other, is finally entering the 21st Century with a major upgrade with the announcement of MIDI 2.0 this month. Although v2.0 introduces many new features,

Behind the Score: The Virgin Suicides

The moody soundtrack for the Sofia Coppola’s dreamy masterpiece The Virgin Suicides is inextricable from the film’s sticky wonderland inhabited by the Lisbon sisters and the teenage boys who feverishly obsess over their demise. French duo Air, composed of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel, were

Art of Synthesis: Korg

“Art is art when it is appreciated by someone.” – Isao Tomita Behind every great company there is usually is a great story, and Korg is certainly no exception. However, paradoxically with this story, the prologue comes at the end. At least the end of