Synthesizers

  • MeeBlip Community Synthesizer Is Made By Bloggers For Hackers

    MeeBlip Community Synthesizer Is Made By Bloggers For Hackers

    Bloggers Peter Kirn and James Grahame have come up with the MeeBlip, an open source virtual analog monophonic synthesizer. How can a hardware synthesizer be a community thing? For starters you have to put it together. No soldering required but you still have to put the stuff into the enclosure. The whole idea is that the story doesn’t end when you get the synthesizer. It’s a… Read More

  • Making Beats: Man Invents 8-bit Chipophone From Old Organ Case

    Making Beats: Man Invents 8-bit Chipophone From Old Organ Case

    Here’s something pretty neat. A man by the name of Linus Ã…kesson has turned an old organ into an 8-bit synth. Click ahead to hear it! Read More

  • Review: Korg Monotron

    Review: Korg Monotron

    Since I have the Monotron it is my ultimate source of noise and fun. I’m able to make people scream in 6 seconds with it. It is the Gameboy for synthesizer fiends. Let’s see what the Monotron can and can’t do for $59. Read More

  • Make the synths smaller, Korg! Smaller I say!

    Make the synths smaller, Korg! Smaller I say!

    What was once applauded as the smallest synthesizer in the world, was stripped of that title this week at the Musikmesse show in Germany. All hail the rightful heir, Korg’s Monotron. Read More

  • LEGO synth has you build your sound

    LEGO synth has you build your sound

    Japanese artist / designer Yoshi Akai has quite the repertoire of zany instruments and synthesizers. Not only do they have a wicked steampunk aesthetic, but the control formats range from credit cards to wireless signals. Cool stuff all around. This particular one is a 3 channel, 8 step synth that uses different colored LEGO blocks as triggers. You can even create 3D shapes to get really… Read More

  • Dave Smith Instuments introducing Tetra

    Dave Smith Instuments introducing Tetra

    I always liked the sound and design of Dave Smith Instruments. The new Tetra is no exception. This compact polyphonic synth is basically 4 Mophos put in one box, making it similar to a mini Prophet. More importantly the Tetra features USB connectivity for programming through the free editor that is compatible with MAC and Windows.Click for the details. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Native Instruments Komplete 5 for $399

    CrunchDeals: Native Instruments Komplete 5 for $399

    Saving $750 on the ultimate software instrument and sound package is a good idea. Komplete 5 usally goes for $1149. The deal is available through July in limited stock so hurry up, don’t miss out on this one. See below a list of the top-notch instruments you get with Komplete 5. Read More

  • Video: Korg microKORG XL

    The microKORG has been the world’s best selling synth. The new microKORG XL has the same great features as it’s predecessor plus a more capable effects processor, improved key response and a gooseneck microphone for some vocoding out of the box. So here’s a video of the XL for you to check out. Read More

  • Review: The Elektron Machinedrum

    Review: The Elektron Machinedrum

    The Machinedrum is not something you can easily acquire. It’s hard to find Elektron in your local drum machine shop – not that there are many drum machine shops out there but fortunately all their products can be ordered online – if the price isn’t too steep for you. Anyway, I was eager to try this little beast out so let’s see what it can do. The Machinedrum is… Read More

  • Akai unleashes the MINIAK virtual analog synthesizer

    Akai unleashes the MINIAK virtual analog synthesizer

    The MINIAK from Akai Pro is a music production powerhouse featuring virtual analog and FM synthesis, sequencing, a built-in arpeggiator and vocoder. Akai teamed up with Alesis so unfortunately it’s not a “pure” Akai synthesizer. If you look at the thing it looks similar to the micron from Alesis which I happen to own. Read More

  • Muse Research unleashes the Receptor 2 for me!

    Muse Research unleashes the Receptor 2 for me!

    The Receptor is a rack mounted computer that will let you use software plugins on stage. Muse Research recently released the Receptor 2 with more power and less latency. The only drawback is that it costs too much. 2600$ for the smaller one, is quite a lot of money. Read More

  • Wireless midi guitar is not really a guitar


    I like the idea of controlling synthesizers with my guitar. It would be so great to do some sick solos with the sound of my Virus. Read More

  • Fold & carry keyboard for me

    Fold & carry keyboard for me


    I want the VAX77. I’m a rock star so I know that carrying instruments is always a problem. It has midi, usb, a small lcd, and a lot of synthesizer presets in there so you don’t need to set up the functions for all the knobs and buttons yourself. Read More

  • This is the Kaossilator

    This is about the cutest thing I have ever seen. Those of you who know that my birthday is March 17th, you’re now informed of the item at the top of my list. Oh-em-gee! Fun pocket synthesizer [BB] Read More

  • Little Phatty by Moog

    Little Phatty by Moog


    The Little Phatty, by Moog, is a monophonic analog synthesizer with 100 user editable presets. It was also the last product that Bob Moog had any impact on. This beautiful Moog Synthesizer is actually the smaller and cheaper version of the MiniMoog Voyager, and features a 37-note keyboard, spring-loaded pitch wheel, mod wheel, glide on/off, octave down, and octave up. Sound editing of… Read More