Deep in Serum: six sound tricks to explore just by double-clicking, with maestro Francis Preve

For all the many soft synths out there, maturity and depth matter – and few tools offer those quite like the almighty Serum. Whether you’re just getting around to trying it – or you already think you know all there is to know – sound maven Francis Preve is the perfect guide.

Free synth – bring back Radio Shack synthesis with the MG-1 Plus

At the dawn of the 1980s, anyone could buy a Moog-manufactured synth for $500 – at their local Radio Shack. And now you can add this distinctive synth for free.

Peter Kirn - November 27, 2020

Come to the Spanish desert to watch Julia Bondar play a live modular set

You need a virtual vacation. This one comes with synthesizers, too – courtesy Julia Bonder, who’s not coincidentally Creative Director at module maker endorphin.es. It’s heavy – and you’ll want to dance. (Dance off anything you just ate, USA.)

Peter Kirn - November 27, 2020

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