The Sega Genesis gets a bit-accurate, FM synth remake: chipsynth MD

The Sega Genesis, aka Mega Drive, was more than just a beloved game console. It was also a powerful FM synth – seriously. And now you get an accurate, powerful version as a plug-in, in chipsynth MD from Plogue. If you’re a Sega fan, you know the sound of this instrument from the sunny, sparkling, […]

KORG NTS-1 is here: A pocket ‘logue voice as $99 DIY kit

KORG is kicking off a new product line – the DIY-focused Nu:Tekt – with a $99 screw-together instrument. And it has the same programmable guts as you find in the prologue and minilogue xd, complete with SDK.

Where is NI headed? Some official and unofficial answers

Native Instruments has responded to our request for more clarity on recent layoffs and how this impacts their future plans. Other sources tell us there have been deep cuts into teams managing products, marketing, and design.

Native Instruments cuts 20% of workforce, moves to ‘platform’ strategy

Native Instruments last week cut 20% of their workforce, as part of a “One Native” strategy that is leaving some customers and media uncertain about the direction of the company and its products.

Hydrasynth is a no-compromise polysynth, and a key Akai, Arturia alum designer was involved

It calls itself a “dream synth” for sound designers and performers alike. It’s got polyphonic aftertouch. And it signals a return of the designer of the Arturia ‘Brutes and Akai APC40. Today is the first time I think most of us have heard of Ahun Sound Machines. Evidently, it’s a new synthesizer brand backed by […]

The MOK WAVERAZOR DUAL complex oscillator looks sufficiently insane

“You can’t just do another boring oscillator” is now a mantra in the Eurorack world. Well fine – here’s this. It looks cyperpunk futuristic, and shows how hardware and software might continue to merge.

Clubnacht sounds: heavy techno from Jessica Kert, Lana Lain, YOONE SEKS

Let’s transport you to Berlin for a while – with three of us who share interests in techno and experimental electronic music, drawn from broader music and technological background.

Bob Moog with imposters on a 70s game show is one of the best things ever

Will the real Dr. Robert Moog please stand up? Early 70s panelists on the game show “To Tell The Truth” were stumped by an imposter.

Gory sounds from vegetables and fruits: Mortal Kombat sound design

VICE News did a great video piece on the sound design of the latest Mortal Kombat video game. And it could inspire you to try some experiments with a mic yourself.

Reverb are giving away their complete $841.58 drum machine sample collection, free

Maybe they’re feeling generous after getting bought by Etsy for $275 million. But whatever the reason, now you can have some 50 libraries of classic drum machine samples, for free, from Reverb.com.