ROLI hits reboot, files for administration, as it shifts to beginners and subscriptions

ROLI has filed for administration and will reboot as beginner-focused Luminary as the company struggles with losses. Current employees remain, and even the Seaboard is apparently coming back in stock – but this could be a cautionary tale for “hypergrowth” in music making.

Sequential’s Take 5 poly, revealed: a compact $1299 synth with the Prophet 5 filter

It’s the Sequential polysynth for the rest of us – the same resonant analog filter as on the Prophet-5 Rev 4, plus a premium keybed and features, but a compact size and US$1299 price.

Peter Kirn - August 23, 2021

KORG have recreated 1974’s MiniKorg-700 in software – here’s your deep-diving guide

Amidst all the interest in vintage synths, it’s not often you get your hands on a 1974 MiniKorg-700. Francis Preve, who worked on design for the new KORG plug-in, is our guide to making sounds for its unique architecture.

Francis Preve - August 20, 2021

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