ALM/Busy Circuits’ first plugin is an FM drum synth with step sequencer

Bring that FM drum synthesis in the box, too: ALM/Busy Circuits have made their first soft synth. Akemie’s Taiko Eurorack module is reimagined as a six-voice FM drum synth with step sequencer. And it’s delightful; here’s a quick hands-on guide.

3x new firmware for Noise Engineering’s Alia oscillator – and Cursus is back

The Cursus was lifted; now it returns. Following their release of the 10HP Alia oscillator module, Noise Engineering is repeating the formula: unveil one new firmware release and bring back two favorites.

Peter Kirn - January 22, 2024

Yamaha’s SEQTRAK looks like a return to fun mobile music designs

It’s an FM/sample-based synth, sampler, drum machine, and connected music maker. And most noticeably, it sees Yamaha return to the kinds of fun design we associate with 80s Yamaha and Casio.

Peter Kirn - January 16, 2024

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