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2010-2019: A Look at the Decade’s Defining Hardware Synthesisers

It’s been an incredible ten years for synthesiser enthusiasts. A fairly niche area of the musical instruments market has absolutely exploded with exciting products thanks to the home studio revolution, the analogue synth renaissance and a new fascination with hands-on music gadgets. As we round

My Gear: Lotus Moonchild

If you’ve been out and about to one of Melbourne’s many bars and clubs lately, then there’s a very good chance you’ve heard Lotus Moonchild spinning tunes somewhere. Lotus is a talented DJ with a focus on UK Bass, House and Disco — Lotus has all

My Gear Dan Rivers Feature

My Gear: Dan Rivers

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

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