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Granular synthesis might require a slightly unconventional approach but it’s capable of extremely complex and unique tones. When it comes to sound design, it can...

Amanda Sewell’s biography of the Grammy award winning synthesist is out in April

The book will be published in April in the US and May in the UK via Oxford University Press. 

Written by musicologist Amanda Sewell, the...

Her first album in 30 years had recently been announced for release in February 2021

Bay Area synthesist and composer Pauline Anna Strom has died at the age of 74.

The news was confirmed yesterday by her record label RVNG...

Roland has announced the JUPITER-4 software synthesiser, an "authentic recreation" of the classic JUPITER-4 – the company's first-ever polyphonic synth and the first to bear...

Point Blank Tutorial: Granular Synthesis Made Easy in Logic Pro

For this tutorial, Point Blank’s lecturer Dave Stone shows how you can chop up samples in Logic Pro to recreate the popular Granular Synthesis effect...

The new interactive website features step-by-step lessons on how synthesis works...

Ableton have launched a new microsite teaching users how synthesis works, using interactive widgets allowing users to build their own rich-sounding synth while teaching the...

Learn how to use a modular synth without spending every penny you have...

A new, downloadable synth simulator allows users to learn how to patch and play a modular synthesiser without having to be in the same room...

The EMS founder built instruments used by Kraftwerk, Soulwax, David Bowie and more

The synthesiser pioneer Peter Zinovieff has died, aged 88. According to a report in The Guardian, the Russian-British founder of benchmark-setting brand EMS suffered...

A Kickstarter campaign is currently underway to secure funding...

Synthwatch is the world’s first wristwatch synthesiser, answering the question of what Christmas gift to buy the producer in your life who already has everything. ...

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Back in September, Point Blank hosted a fantastic live set from Look Mum No Computer. It was so impressive they asked him to come back and give...

Abacusynth

A university student has designed a new synthesiser for their thesis, inspired by the mathematical abacus. 


Dubbed Abacusynth, the project is the work of Elias...

Bertolt Meyer has teamed up with KOMA Elektronik for something very special

An electronic musician has adapted a prosthetic arm in order to control a modular synthesiser.

Born without the lower half of his arm, musician...

The Analogue Pocket comes with Nanoloop, which is a chiptune sequencer and synthesiser

A new handheld video game system with a built-in sequencer and synthesiser has been launched.

The Analogue Pocket is a modular gaming system which comes...

It also features artist input from Trent Reznor, King Britt and Hans Zimmer

Moog has launched a new book in collaboration with artists Kim Bjørn called Patch & Tweak with Moog, a Moog-specific follow up to his 2018...

Surgeon shows off his live techno setup...

Techno don Surgeon recently made the move to a more improvised live setup and admitted that he hasn't DJ'd in the usual sense since.

With...