Why the iMono/Poly from KORG is the synth remake we were waiting for

The latest app from KORG brings the 1981 vintage synth to iOS – and there’s reason this particular remake is interesting in 2017.

What if you used synthesizers to emulate nature and reality?

Bored with making presets for instruments, one sound designer decides to make presets for ambient reality – and you can learn from the results.

easyJet have made an album of jet engine noise, so kids can sleep

Insomnia trouble? easyJet would like to sooth you with uninterrupted jet engine noise – and buying their album will help kids with challenges sleeping.

Hands-on: Maschine got this new bass synth in a free update

Maschine users, you get a little freebie in the 2.6.8 update Native Instruments quietly released this week – a new bass synth. Ready for some acid?

Set today’s solar eclipse to sound, with music picks, data, and NASA

Musical ritual has long been tied to the magic of the skies. So it’s fitting today’s total solar eclipse will be set to sound.

From Rane and Roland, competing visions of digital DJ gear

Roland and Rane each have products aimed at Pioneer’s offerings in the computer controller market. Both work with Serato software – but each represents a different approach.

In Moscow, a major convergence of synth makers and lovers

One of the year’s biggest events on the synthesizer calendar isn’t in the US or Germany or the UK. It’s an event called Synthposium, in Moscow next week.

SoundCloud, now Vimeo of Sound, instead of YouTube of Sound?

SoundCloud’s do-or-die moment came Friday – and it seems it’s do, not die. The company now takes on new executives, and a new direction.

Moog’s Minitaur bass synth just got a lot more interesting

It’s just called “2.2,” which sounds like a minor update. And with all the Minimoog remake hype, you probably weren’t even thinking about the Minitaur. But this little synth deserves a big second look.

Radical electronics on a grand scale: Berlin Atonal in its fifth reboot year

Berlin’s idea of a summer holiday is a bit different: shroud yourself in black, retreat into a giant concrete bunker, and prepare for an onslaught of experimental sound and light.