Author: Jon Regen

January 24, 2020 Off

XILS-lab releases X-505 plugin synth

By Jon Regen

French software firm XILS-lab has just released the XILS X-505, a plugin modeled after Roland’s famed RS-505 string machine. With sounds ranging from strings and bass, to synths and more, the X-505 even features the Vintage Analog Human Choir Machine, an oscillator alternative for …

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January 22, 2020 Off

Behringer teases ARP 2600 clone

By Jon Regen

Following Korg’s announcement of their re-release of the famed ARP 2600 synth (dubbed the ARP 2600 FS), Behringer has confirmed it will indeed be launching a 2600 clone of its own. Unlike Korg’s version, Behringer’s clone will be rack-mounted with colored, dimmable LEDs. It will also …

January 20, 2020 Off

NAMM 2020 Synth Roundup

By Jon Regen

Our friends at MusicRadar checked-out the latest synths from Korg, Sequential, Moog and Nord at NAMM 2020. Read their roundup HERE.

January 17, 2020 Off

Universal Audio announces LUNA Recording System

By Jon Regen

Universal Audio has announced the LUNA Recording System. Free to users of the company’s Apollo and Arrow interfaces, it allows recording through DSP-powered UAD plugins with no discernible latency. Featuring LUNA Extensions – specific processing features that are built into the LUNA …

January 15, 2020 Off

The Pro File – Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick

By Jon Regen

On the eve of their 2020 NAMM TEC Hall of Fame Award, the team behind the popular web series Pensado’s Place talk about tech, tenacity, and tips for success in the music business. The team behind the weekly web series Pensado’s Place know a few things about what it takes to succeed in the music …

January 15, 2020 Off

Sequential introduces Pro 3 Synth

By Jon Regen

Sequential has just introduced the Pro 3, a 2-VCO plus wavetable mono/paraphonic synth with three oscillators, three vintage filters, three LFOs, four loopable envelopes, a  32-slot mod matrix, and a 16 x 16 x 4 sequencer.  With analog synthesis that harnesses digital technology, the …

January 13, 2020 Off

Clavia introduces Nord Wave 2

By Jon Regen

Just in time for NAMM 2020, Clavia has introduced the new Nord Wave 2. Calling it its “most versatile synth yet,” the Nord Wave 2 is a 4-part performance synth that combines Virtual Analog, Samples, FM and Wavetable synthesis. Other features include: 48 voice polyphonyOLED Displays for Program …

January 8, 2020 Off

Korg announces Wavestate synth

By Jon Regen

Korg’s new Wavestate is a digital synth that builds on the legacy of its storied 90s relative the Wavestation. But the Wavestate is more than just the Wavestation Part II. It features 37 full-size keys, second-generation wave sequencing, engine, a myriad of modulation capabilities, 64 notes of …

January 6, 2020 Off

Korg releases Triton as a Mac/PC plugin

By Jon Regen

20 years after its release, the KORG TRITON has been released in software form as the KORG Collection TRITON.  With help from the original TRITON developers, this software version features over 4,000 sound programs, including all of the expansion library EXB-PCM cards.  The interface also …

January 3, 2020 Off

Behringer clones Octave CAT Synth

By Jon Regen

Behringer has announced its latest synth clone; a reproduction of the classic Octave CAT used by artists like Devo and OMD. Behringer’s version is keyboard-less (unlike the original), and employs a dual-VCO design with sawtooth, triangle, modulated pulse and sub octave square shapes on one …