Bastl’s delicious Pizza: waveshaping meets FM for a tasty modular oscillator

That’ll be just the right toppings. The latest from our friends at Bastl Instruments is an 8HP digital oscillator with hybrid synthesis and tons of patching options – three oscillators in one.

Watch live sets from Superbooth21: Jamaica Suk, JakoJako, Yann Tiersen, Pole, Bloody Mary…

Spanning dance sets to gorgeous ambient music, mixing instruments and electronics and even some live dance (with JakoJako), here’s a window into the live sets from Superbooth Berlin in the fall as we gear up for this week’s spring edition.

Hands-on tour of the Oberheim OB-X8 architecture, feature by feature, with Francis Preve

The first new Oberheim instrument in 35 years is something special. So let’s get an exclusive tour of what this instrument is like to play — from one of the people who programmed some of its new sounds. And yes, we’ve got sound samples.

Oberheim is back with OB-X8, combining three 1980s legends into one analog polysynth

Do call it a comeback. Oberheim returns to the world of synthesizers – both for those who love the name, and a new generation discovering it for the first time. And the instrument to mark the occasion is an 8-voice dream synth. So for those deciphering the teasers and leaks, yes, the OB-X8 builds on […]

Roland’s AIRA Compact: bite-sized versions of TR drum machine, JUNO-60 synth, vocal FX

They’re smaller and cheaper than the Boutique series and first-gen AIRA, they’re battery-powered, and they pack a surprising amount of functionality and hands-on control. Roland has a new compact platform for the AIRA, and they look cute and fun.

Percussa’s SSP Eurorack powerhouse does 3D, plugins, SDK – and kind of everything

It’s a modular in a modular. It’s a multitrack recorder. It’s a multi-channel audio interface. It’s a hub for CV. And now it does 3D graphics – and a plugin SDK has attracted well-known developer TheTechnobear.

Dark, dreamy dub techno and ambient music: Ukraine’s Danny Skripp needs your support

Proper dub and experimental production will transport you to eerie otherworldly states of mind in this music from Kharkiv, Ukraine. And now the artist urgently needs our support, as he faces both urgent medical bills and Russian invasion.

Superbooth: SOMA Labs shows off microtonal TERRA synthesizer, packed with sensors

SOMA Labs has now revealed the outcome of some of the experiments they’ve been doing with pitch – the new TERRA synthesizer, which we’ll see at Superbooth Berlin next week.

May the 4th be with you, in a new documentary on the sounds of Skywalker

From Ben Burtt’s creations for Star Wars to Bonnie Wild’s work on The Mandalorian to sound editor André Fenley and Jurassic Park, the greatest sounds are all here. Apple has shot a loving look behind the scenes, in glorious black and white. And if that’s not enough for you, we’ve got more. Apple’s angle here […]

Superbooth Berlin preview: why the May edition will be an essential music culture event

Superbooth is back in the woods of Köpenick for the second time in under a year – an unmatched meeting point for synths, instruments, and music. Whether you join on CDM or (ideally) come in person in Berlin, here’s what to look forward to in May.