September 16, 2014 – 10:05 am | No Comment

Audiofanzine put the Waldorf Streichfett digital synthesizer to the test. Released earlier this year, the small box is designed to replicate the sound of vintage string machines.
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Roland Aira System 1 Synthesizer Review
May 12, 2014 – 9:44 am | No Comment
Roland Aira System 1 Synthesizer Review

For a long time, Roland has attempted to create a digital version of analog synths in a variety of ways. The Aira System 1 has over 70 controls on the equipment, making it one of …

Modulas Makes Controlling Your DAW Easy
May 1, 2014 – 12:09 pm | No Comment
Modulas Makes Controlling Your DAW Easy

When you’re creating a synth sound in your home studio, laying down tracks can be tough to do. You’ve got your MIDI connections or your microphones hooked up, you’ve got your computer nearby, and you’ve …

Korg Kronos Details released!
April 29, 2014 – 8:54 pm | 70 Comments
Korg Kronos Details released!

The first images and information for the Korg Kronos are in from NAMM 2011!   It’s a full workstation, with:

9 Sound engines, each offering a unique sound-creation technology (see list …

Free DIY Minimoog
April 27, 2014 – 8:34 pm | 5 Comments
Free DIY Minimoog

The Moog Minimoog is one of my favorite all-time synths. It was the first synthesizer that I played that produced a sound that I could almost see (see synesthesia).
Of course the only problem with …

Korg Monotron contest winners
April 25, 2014 – 8:19 pm | 3 Comments
Korg Monotron contest winners

Two months ago, we decided to celebrate our birthday by giving away a free Korg Monotron to one lucky SynthGear Reader. For the contest, we asked for ideas for the site, logo ideas, products …

The evolution of PC audio
April 23, 2014 – 7:53 pm | One Comment
The evolution of PC audio

Many of us take fantastic sound from our computers for granted these days, but PC audio has come a very long way since I bought my TRS-80 Color Computer a very long time ago (which …

Record grooves under an electron microscope
April 21, 2014 – 7:24 pm | 62 Comments
Record grooves under an electron microscope

Chris Supranowitz is a researcher at The Insitute of Optics at the University of Rochester. Along with a number of other spectacular studies (such as quantum optics, trapping of atoms, dark states and entanglement), …

We love the Korg Monotron!
April 19, 2014 – 7:11 pm | 5 Comments
We love the Korg Monotron!

If you’re a regular reader of SynthGear, you know that we love the Korg Monotron. Heck, we’re even giving them away for free!
Korg themselves have put together a bunch of cool mods (some commercial, …

Nude bodies as a musical instrument
April 17, 2014 – 6:53 pm | No Comment
Nude bodies as a musical instrument

Cocky Eek’s Tactile Research Lab has created an art-installation-meets-musical-instrument-meets-organic-weirdness. Called the “Get in Touch” exhibit, it invites the public to create sounds by touching the backs of nude people in an effort to help …

Massive Synth Collection
April 15, 2014 – 6:27 pm | 2 Comments
Massive Synth Collection

Michel van Osenbruggen is a musician and synth collector from The Netherlands, and he produces music under the name Synth.nl. He had a friend over to take some pictures of his drool-inducing studio, and …