Moog Werkstatt-01 is a $199 analog synth world to explore, hack, and patch

We may be unable to go anywhere this year, but the Moog synth class is coming to us. Moog’s Werkstatt-01 analog synth kit packs a ton of analog sound capabilities into a $199 package.

Teenage Engineering vs. Capcom: Street Fighter Sampler, anyone?

Hadouken! Teenage Engineering is partnering with game legends Capcom to bring Megaman and Street Fighter to their Pocket Operator instruments. The Swedish gear maker’s mobile line always had a lineage from classic gaming – think Nintendo’s Game & Watch series. But Teenagers love Capcom, so they cold-called the Japanese giant and resident game audio guru […]

Deep dive: Advanced Moog Matriarch, for love of voltage

We finish out our Deep Dive guide to the Moog Matriarch with some live jams and a round-up of tips – and an overview of why playing this instrument really is playing with voltage.

AIMP is the MP3 player, reborn – and it’ll look like a gorgeous vintage Soviet tape player, too

2020 is the year enthusiasts revived their love of downloaded music – thanks, Bandcamp. So now we just need a player to match, whether you miss Winamp – or even if you miss vintage Soviet hi-fi machines.

Music-making platform Output just got a $45 million investment

Software maker Output got a very big investment for growth – $45 million Series A funding from Summit Partners. Here’s what it may mean, direct from the source.

The most from the least: looping, sound creation, modules, and more with Václav

With beautiful sounds to dream away this autumn, tutorials in both fundamental techniques and “cheap tricks,” our dear friend Václav Peloušek from Bastl Instruments is here with inspiration for your music-making adventures.

Hidden sound wonders of the Prophet-5, in videos

It might be a 1978 creation, but in its authentic reboot, the Sequential Prophet-5 still has sonic territory to discover. We turn to our friend Chris Stack of ExperimentalSynth to take us to those outer worlds.

This bulbous-looking instrument is made for music therapy and inclusive design, too

Musicians already know well this feeling of expressing with an instrument what words cannot. The open Omniphone instrument does that for some of the people who may desire it most – but who are too often left at the sidelines of music technology.

Premiere: Take a contemplative minimalist moment with Saele Valese on NOTON

You deserve a break. Make it happen with some chilled-out, pared-down percussion (courtesy Saele Valese) with flickering, Aurora Borealis visuals (via Markus Heckmann) on NOTON, Carsten Nicolai’s imprint.

The Theremin is 100 years old, and Moog is celebrating with new Claravox instrument

The Theremin blew up 100 years of electronic musical instruments, so what better way to celebrate than honoring its grand diva, Clara Rockmore?