Synthesizers

Squarp Instruments’ Pyramid Polyrhythmic Sequencer

May 30, 2015
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Avant-garde musical hardware researcher and developer Squarp Instruments is proud to announce that it is already accepting preorders on its inaugural Pyramid Polyrhythmic Sequencer breakthrough — an advanced hardware standalone sequencer running proprietary PyraOs realtime processing firmware and boasting (multiple) MIDI, USB, CV/Gate, and (Sync48- and Sync24-configurable) DIN Sync connectivity, together with a host of fanciful features belying...
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Review of the XILS-lab ‘miniSyn’X’ Synthex synth emulation

May 2, 2015
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XILS-lab is a French company specialising in software recreations of some of the most famous classic analogue synths and Vocoders including the EMS VCS3, and the RSF PolyKobol. The miniSyn’X software emulation of the Elka Synthex brings one of the most iconic 1980's era analogue synthesizers to within reach of a much wider...
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Frank Perri reviews the Moog Minitaur

December 14, 2012
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The analog revival is in full swing. Analog synthesis is not only experiencing a resurgence, but also a renaissance. In the middle of all this, what does Moog, a trusted name in analog for decades decide to do? They release a synth that just deals with the bottom line, and that’s...
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Camel Audio – Alchemy 1.5 Review

November 2, 2012
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Camel Audio's Alchemy synthesizer brings a whole new meaning to the term 'playtime'. Having just released version 1.5 Camel Audio have added some great new features and improvements. James Mazur puts the latest version through its paces.
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Arturia Spark Vintage Drum Machines : Review

September 10, 2012
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The Spark VDM is the software only version of their Creative Drum Machine and offers the same great features in either stand-a-lone or DAW plug-in. The VDM offers emulation of more than 30 classic drum boxes including models from Lynn, Roland and Yamaha.
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