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Behringer clones more well-known synths from Moog and Roland

Sponsored Links Behringer Behringer isn’t about to slow down in its effort to clone classic synths. The company has introduced two more not-so-subtle modernizations, headlined by the System 55 Modular Synthesizer (above). The Eurorack-friendly design includes more than 20 reproductions of modules from the legendary Moog 15, 35 and 55. It includes the requisite mix …

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Korg unveils a full-sized, assembly-free MS-20

The Korg MS-20 is an undeniable classic. It’s be reborn as an app. As a shrunken-down mini model. As a DIY kit. And then as a DIY kit again, but without the keyboard. Until now though, there hasn’t been a ready-to-roll, full-size reissue. But for NAMM 2020 Korg is going all in on the nostalgia …

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Korg resurrects the legendary ARP 2600 synth for a limited run

The ARP 2600 is one of the most iconic synthesizers ever made. (And easily the most expensive piece of music equipment I’ve ever actually touched.) Everyone from Brian Eno, to the Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails and Stevie Wonder have played one. It was even used to create the voice of R2-D2. And after being …

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Behringer’s latest synth clone is based on the Octave Cat from the 70s

Sponsored Links Behringer/YouTube Behringer hasn’t been shy about its plans to clone some of the most iconic synthesizers ever made. In November alone, the company debuted the Poly D based on the Minimoog Model D, the Wasp Deluxe based on EDP Wasp and the TD-3 based on the Roland TB-303. Not wanting to let the …

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Orba is a tiny, fun and surprisingly expressive instrument

I am simultaneously deeply fascinated by and deeply skeptical of strange niche instruments. As fun as a classic Stylophone is, for instance, it’s pretty tricky to make decent-sounding music with. Even quirky controllers like Roli Blocks have a hard time finding a foothold in my life. But I still can’t resist their allure. So of …

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Orba is a tiny instrument that you shake, tap and twist

Artiphon first made a splash back in 2013 when it started showing off a rather rough prototype of a device that would eventually become the Instrument 1. By the time it hit Kickstarter in 2015 it had undergone a serious facelift. In its final version it was sleek and futuristic, with an almost minimal design. …

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Korg Volca Modular synth review: As weird as it is affordable

This review is a little different. Normally when Engadget reviews something, we’re bringing years of experience and expertise to the table. But not here. The Volca Modular is a semimodular, West Coast-style synthesizer. And until I received this review unit, I had zero experience with either modular or West Coast-style synths. I am coming at …

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Crowdfunded Nanoloop synth doesn’t need a Game Boy to make beats

Nanoloop Nanoloop has been a cornerstone of chiptune music for years, but using one has meant either owning a Game Boy or making do with a mobile app. You won’t have to make those compromises for much longer. Developer Oliver Wittchow and crew are crowdfunding a dedicated, handheld version of the music-generating wunderkind. You’ll still …

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