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
Wondering how you can take your synth sounds to the next level? Most synth heads will be familiar with the age-old trick of running their rig through an array of effects pedals for further sonic exploration. Another way to achieve similar results is to run
CRAFTsynth 2.0 is a monophonic wavetable synthesiser from Modal Electronics and shares the same form factor as their SKULPT synthesiser. Craft is considerably smaller and cheaper than SKULPT, but sounds dramatically different. There’s really nothing else that sounds like it anywhere near this price point.
We generally think of synthesisers as being either monophonic or polyphonic, but there’s far more to this saga than you may have imagined. Marc Doty from Automatic Gainsay explains how even the term paraphonic is often improperly employed and we may need to extend our
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
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,
We take a deeper look into Korg’s new Volca Modular synthesiser, which we found offers vast possibilities for interesting and unusual sound design. Modular synthesis, and in particular the Eurorack format, is a form of creating electronic music that’s been gaining momentum over the last
French synthesiser wizards Arturia have dropped a new hybrid Paraphonic synth called the MicroFreak, mixing a complex digital oscillator, an analogue filter and creative sequencing. “Unusual, different, unique, perculiar, exceptional” – all adjectives that have come straight from the horse’s mouth to describe their latest offering