Free Surge XT 1.3 adds OSC, command line, new effects, more features

If you weren’t already in love with the free synthesis powerhouse that is Surge XT, here’s a big 1.3.0 release with a candy store of new features, from Open Sound Control to command line interface to visualizations in the tuning editor.

Donner’s $199 B1 bass synth – sequencer just got song mode and randomization

Donner’s $199 Essential B1 Bass Synth just got a serious new firmware update. This love child of a 303, a Casio, and a BeatStep now adds song mode and a performance-friendly feature called Live Random. Here’s a look.

Peter Kirn - August 17, 2023

1976’s growling CAT synth now in a plug-in, co-created with original designer Carmine Bonanno

It’s got growl, savage bass, an unmistakably aggressive lowpass filter, and unique-sounding cross modulation and oscillator sync. Now the CAT sound is readily accessible to anyone in plug-in form, with input directly from its original designer, Carmine Bonanno. Cherry Audio’s Octave CAT is out now.

Peter Kirn - July 11, 2023

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