ID700 for iPad reboots the 1987 Buchla 700 – FM, waveshaping, and polyphony (Hands on)

It was the once and future Buchla. But back in 1987, the Buchla 700 was so painfully ahead of its time that … well, its ideal moment is probably really now, right now, on your iPad. And so you’re in luck.

Roland SYSTEM-8 synth is free to try in April – here’s why it’s a sound designer’s friend

Want that new synth feeling, but for free? That’s the hybrid-vintage-modeled-new synth SYSTEM-8 this month from Roland – and we’ve got the sound designer of its new preset library to tell us why we should download it.

Peter Kirn - April 8, 2021

Polyend Tracker Artist Editions are full musical releases, not just pretty faces [Gallery]

For all the accessibility of music tech, that relationship between artist and builder matters. So yeah, these Polyend Trackers are pretty, but they also come with sound and music releases, too, by Bogdan Raczynski, Legowelt, and Pete Cannon.

Peter Kirn - April 6, 2021

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