Into the woods: impressions of Superbooth’s weird wonders in Berlin

Superbooth, the event that was born in a single corner of a trade show fair and grew to a cultural happening, made its return after over two years’ hiatus.

Movements to music, as Instruments of Things goes live on Kickstarter with sensor system

Next-generation wireless and motion-sensing technologies – they’re in your smartphone already, but they’re finally coming in usable form to your music rig. And that means new possibilities for using movement as an input.

Total destruction: watch and hear this violent Erica PĒRKONS drum demo

We’ve gotten our hands and ears on Erica Synths’ new drum machine. And it’s every bit as brutal and dirty as expected. Our friends at Motobor Instruments do it properly.

Spices by WireMechanics is an elegant analog harmonic saturation module

Every so often, a module comes along that just gets straight to the point in a way that hits you instantly. So there’s reason to be excited about WireMechanics’ new Spices saturation module.

Erica Synths’ PĒRKONS, a deep 4-voice drum+synth box, ‘thunder’ in Latvian

Erica is offering up a 4-voice synth and percussion architecture with a detailed sequencer in a single box. So yeah, this week is about a lot of new modules – but PĒRKONS shows again how those ideas can be integrated into a single desktop design, too.

Waldorf are back to the future with M wavetable synth

Waldorf aren’t kidding when they say they’re “back to their roots.” Their new synth ‘M’ promises to bring back everything that made the original Microwave wavetable synth special – in a modern package. It’s the Microwave for 2021.

Moog now has a line of playing cards for making patches, plus a music EP

The answer to the question “what if Oblique Strategies, a synthesizer patch sheet, and Magic: The Gathering had a love child?” — revealed.

Moog Sound Studio is now a triple-decker combo of semi-modular analog for $1999

Moog now offers a single package of their tri-colored Neopolitan, their Cornetto trilogy of analog synthesis, in a three-tiered stack. It’s Moog Sound Studio, now in 60HP stacked form. And it sure looks pretty playing the part.

VCV Rack adds Drums right now – analog-modeled modular drum machine for $30

While we’re waiting on VCV Rack 2, Drums is available right now. And not only does it give you a full range of dedicated analog-modeled drum modules, but it’s got DSP from our friends at Vult.

VCV Rack 2 teaser gives us reasons to be excited about Rack again

After a long silence, VCV reveals some of what’s coming in VCV Rack 2, the new edition of the free and open source platform. Thought you were just waiting on a VST plug-in? Think again: check out “dark room” mode and some significant usability features.