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World's "smallest and silliest" synth created by music tech developer: Watch

A new fully functional USB-C MIDI synth, which has been described as the world's "smallest and silliest", has been launched. Not set to be made...

‘Synth Swap’ service for kit rental launches in Berlin

A new music gear exchange service, Synth Swap, has launched in Berlin. The platform and community rental marketplace has been created to enable musicians to...

Roland Store Tokyo

Roland are set to open their first "immersive" retail space in Japan this October. Located in the city's Harajuku district, the Roland Store Tokyo follows...

Gadget VR

Korg has revealed a "cutting-edge" virtual reality iteration of its online production studio. Gadget VR, which was first teased back in 2021, has been developed...

CK range Yamaha

Yamaha has announced a new line of electric pianos, the CK range. The battery-powered keyboards combine elements of the Yamaha CP Stage Piano and the...

Arturia MiniFreak V on MacBook Pro

Arturia has released the MiniFreak V, a standalone virtual instrument that's identical to the MiniFreak — its "spontaneous algorithimic synthesiser" which launched last year as...

Drone Box No.1

A new synth created by Oslo-based composer and artist Koka Nikoladze lets you turn everyday objects into music. The electro-mechanical Drone Box No.1, a four-voice...

JakoJako in a blue top and green shirt in Berlin

Berlin-based modular obsessive and Berghain resident, JakoJako, shows Niamh O'Connor around her hardware-heavy studio, the famous local synthesiser store where she works, and her favourite place to grab a bowl of pho

Sibel Koçer comes bounding down Kottbusser Tor street when DJ Mag meets her on an overcast morning in July. She’s here to take us inside...

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...

New synth from SOMA Labs is built into a single piece of wood

Moscow-based instrument maker SOMA Labs has unveiled a new microtonal synth encased in wood. The TERRA synth can create a vast array of digital sounds...

Arturia

Arturia have inaugurated their new Augmented Series with the release of a free virtual strings instrument. The Augmented Strings Intro fuses "rich sampled strings with...

Oberheim OB-Xa

Pioneering US synth makers Oberheim Electronics are set to make a comeback this year after ceasing operations 35 years ago. Toasting their return over a...

'Pioneering Knob Twiddler' takes in recordings captured in the '70s and '80s

Pioneering early synth musician Janet Beat is to officially release some of her music for the first time, at the age of 83.

'Pioneering Knob...

2000 units have been made available

Behringer's clone of the Korg MS-20 synth is now available to buy.

The K-2 model has been made available in 2000 units and is Eurorack-compatible...

It requires just a couple of AAA batteries to run...

A new pocket-size drum machine and synth called Bitty has been launched.

The small instrument is the work of manufacturer Curious Sound Objects and comes...

The presets are said to "encapsulate the history of the genre"...

Roland Cloud, the manufacturer's suite of software instruments, has announced the Techno Suite, an extensive set of 220 presets and grooves which the company says...

The Resynator synth has been lying in an attic for 30 years...

An extremely rare synth dating back to the '70s is set to be the subject of a new documentary.

The Resynator has apparently been sitting...

This Reddit thread had a comprehensive poll with some interesting results...

2018 was a good year for synths – isn't every year? A whole heap of Behringer clones were teased, previewed and released, while Eurorack continued...

The budget remake is about to enter production...

Behringer is to start mass producing its clone of Sequential Circuits’ Pro-One synthesiser. 

Going on sale at a price of $299, the company announces its...

The ‘Museum of Soviet Synths’ will have you occupied for hours...

You can now get acquainted with the many types of synthesiser designed in Russia throughout the last century.

Considering the huge part Russia has played...