KOMA Elektronik’s new POLTERGEIST Eurorack module enables users to manipulate up to four audio/CV signals quadraphonically or stereophonically in new and ghostly ways.
50 years ago, at its first introduction, the Moog modular synthesizer represented as radical a transition as Kandinski’s abstracts or Kodak’s cameras – offering both a break from yesterday and a startling glimpse of tomorrow. And, as with all cultural explosions, the impact of Dr. Bob Moog’s invention was impossible to evaluate from the epicenter. It’s only now, 50 years down the line that we can get some measure of the importance, and the sheer untapped potentiality of the Moog Modular Synthesizer.
Leaked on the facebook page of a Japanse artist Daisuke Asakura. The JD-Xi seems to be a analog modelled polyphonic mini keyed synth with a built in sequencer/arpeggiator. There are speculations that this is a hybrid digital analog synthesizer but details aren’t official.
It’s been a year full ups and a giant down with the loss of one of the founders of Gearjunkies, Eric Thoolen. So we close this year and with his spirit in our minds we are heading to 2015.
we like to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful Christmas, happy new year and all the success and health for 2015
The Gearjunkies network team: Dave, Dennis, Eric, Luuk, Marc, Mark, Rick, Rob, Ron and Wouter.
A few weeks back, they asked us: ‘what if we entered synth market’ and where comes the bombshell (Jeremy Clarkson voice on) and we quote:
Roland is pleased to introduce the new 7X7-TR8 Drum Machine Expansion for the TR-8 Rhythm Performer.
KORG introduces the new KRONOS, the most powerful version of its flagship keyboard Music Workstation to date; it was announced by James Sajeva, Brand Manager for Korg products at KORG USA.
DJ, producer or musician? Or do you wanna become one? Get ready for the 4th edition of Play & Produce, the biennial must attend event for everyone in the electronic music scene, on saturday November 8th in Vooruit Ghent, Belgium.
The Helmholtz Sound Synthesizer, build by Mac Kohl around 1905 is considered to be the first electronic synthesizer. And it can be yours! It is on auction at Bonham’s with a guide price of $20.000 – $30.000.
In the line of analog products Elektron recently release the Rytm 8 voice drum computer. It not only features analog drum synthesis but also can play samples. In addition you can create patterns and songs including parameter automation.
Following in the footsteps of the popular handheld MiniKP2 Kaoss Pad, Korg proudly announces the more powerful MiniKP2S, the successor of the classic Kaoss Pad equipped with even more performance and features.
Empowering musicians to compose in a creative and influential way, the new Electribe has evolved to include such features as polyphonic synth playback, sixteen freely-assignable parts, and compatibility with Ableton Live. Featuring sixteen back- lit Trigger pads and an intuitive X/Y Touch pad, the new Electribe is easy enough for a beginner to understand, yet sophisticated enough to satisfy even the most experienced performers.
Roland is proud to announce the SBX-1 Sync Box, a universal synchronization hub for electronic musical instruments and computers. Equipped with USB-MIDI, standard MIDI, and DIN sync ports, the compact SBX‑1 provides a convenient way for music creators to use modern production tools and legacy analog devices together at one time. Going far beyond simple synchronization, the SBX-1 also provides hands-on control of timing and groove, and includes CV/Gate outputs for triggering old-school instruments such as the SH-101, TB-303, and TR-808.
Jan Willem from Ginkosynthese got a nice new project around the corner: the Sampleclicer. This ultimate realtime sampler for your modular is not another sampleplayer, It’s a realtime cv controlled sampleslice sequencer. This project is coming soon to Kickstarter.
The Atmegatron is the first product of Paul Soulsby that create a small and relative simple and fairly cheap monophonic digital synthesizer. You either can buy the PCB kit and build yourself or get the fully build synthesizer. The unique thing is that users also can get the Arduino development platform themselves and start altering the firmware.