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The hardware company's store will host workshops, masterclasses and demos

Studio hardware company Novation have opened a pop-up store and masterclass hub in London's Bethnal Green. Running until Dec 22nd, Novation will be hosting interactive...

100 years of electronic music

In March 1913 Luigi Russolo, the Italian futurist, stormed out of a classical concert in Milan and published an open letter demanding a new form of modern music.

Kuedo's widescreen synth futurism

Kuedo’s first album, 2011’s ‘Severant’, blended filmic synths with trap beats and provided a blueprint for synthwave artists the world over. But after scoring a Blade Runner animation with Flying Lotus and various other projects, his new record offers a more expansive vision. George Bass quizzes him about avoiding nostalgia, eco-anxiety, and finding the confidence to make his music more emotional

The passing in May of composer Vangelis showed just how much influence the Greek synth pioneer has over electronic music. A BBC tribute showcased tracks...

Check out Arturia's new beast of a synth!!!

More post NAMM recaps - The Arturia stand was a hive of activity with them showing off their new MatrixBrute Analogue Synthesiser.

Compilation of the Month: Various Artists ‘Ritmo Fantasía: Balearic Spanish Synth- Pop, Boogie And House (1982-1992)’

DJ Trujillo curates a superb time capsule of early Balearic dance music for Soundway Records, from languid pop and sensual wave music, to velvety house anthems

Throughout the ’80s, the iconic Ibiza nightclub Ku (now Privilege) held a regular party known as Noche Española, in which trendy party goers would dance...

In the form of the MS20 Mini

Ask any serious fetishist their Top 10 list of synthesisers they would love to own and all but the most awkward will list the Korg MS20 in a very high position. However, owning one of these classics is a costly endeavour, assuming one can be found at all. But now thanks largely to the rising popularity of hardware synthesisers within the production community it is possible to own a brand-new MS20 Mini, which is a faithful recreation of the Korg MS20, for a fraction of the cost of the original.

OP-1 synth

Teenage Engineering has announced a new version of their much-loved OP-1 synth. The new unit joins the recently launched mini mixer, the TX-6, as the...

The new mono has a limited run of 2,500...

Moog Music have announced a new synth called Sirin – based on the architecture and layout of their Taurus synth. Sirin – which focuses on...

Novation joins forces with electronic music pioneer to create a limited edition synth.

Electronic music pioneer Giorgio Moroder joins forces with Novation to release limited edition synthesiser.

It’s all about the sound with these tasty studio essentials, which one will sing the brightest.

Komplete Kontrol S-Series with Komplete 10 Ultimate

£800
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Arguably the best collection of soft-synths, effects and outboard processing available today.
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The cost of...

Let’s get schwifty...

Swedish gear company Teenage Engineering has teamed up with the creators of Rick and Morty for a special edition of its Pocket Operator called the...

The best things in life are free – we round up powerful synth plugins that won’t cost you a thing...

There are hundreds, if not thousands of VSTs out there, all with different shapes, sounds and price tags. Luckily for those on a budget, there...

Available for $1799 following this year’s Moogfest...

Moog has introduced a limited edition synth, dubbed the Subsequent 37 CV, ahead of this year’s Moogfest.

The “Moogfest Edition” is limited to just...

Groovestation

Playtime Engineering has unveiled two new music makers for kids.


The easy-to-use SK2 synthesizer and the myTRACKS production groovestation have been added to the US-based...

Syntakt

Elektron has launched its new 12-track Syntakt drum machine and synth.


A fusion of digital and analogue synthesis split across eight analogue and four digital...