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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...

Get your hands on the last ones

Elektron's SFX-6 Monomachine might be all skinny looking but it's a real heavyweight when it comes to raw synth power. From silky smooth analogue emulations...

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.

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.

Learn from the master of subtractive synthesis

Rob Papen is known in production circles as a guru when it comes to synthesis. Now he shares his knowledge with all DJ/producers looking to create their own sounds with his new book and DVD, The 4 Element Synth. Covering the basics right up to advanced techniques, this is a must-have for anyone wanting to get hands-on.

Synth pioneers demo next generation!

The world's most famous synthesizer brand, Moog have released a video of their latest prototype.

Presented by the super-passionate Professor Herb Deutsch, a long tiome...

With preset sounds created by Aphex Twin...

Korg are undoubtedly one of the kings when it comes to their boutique synthesisers, they never fail to deliver that wholesome analogue sound with each...

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...

The French company are building something revolutionary...

Arturia have teased "something is coming" coming on December 11th. A mysterious video was posted online on 6th of December, claiming that for 20 years...

DIY Synhthesis on a micro scale...

Macchiato mini-synth is a duo phonic synth from Zepplin Design Labs that retails for less than £40.

Mini DIY synths seem to be all the...

Novation are giving away a fully restored classic synth worth £5000.00

To celebrate Novation’s rich synth heritage, they are giving away a genuine, fully restored OSCar - valued at over £5000. The competition closes on 31st...

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 French company announce a new six-voice digital-analogue synth

Arturia has introduced the PolyBrute synth, a six-voice analogue-digital hybrid poly with the same matrix modulation system as their popular MatrixBrute synth. Based around two...