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.

3rd Wave, wavetable synth beast, does MPE and is now in desktop form

Groove Synthesis, the instrument maker founded by veterans of Sequential and Oberheim, has taken their massive 24-voice wavetable synth and put it into a desktop form.

Peter Kirn - September 21, 2023

Arturia’s PolyBrute flagship just got a massive 3.0 firmware update

Arturia has a big update for their flagship polysynth, the PolyBrute. V3 adds 7 types of distortion, expanded effects routing and tuning, a new stereo layer mode, and more. Also, I’m sorry, you’ll again be hit with the Arturia drinking game – it’s another Arturia news item that mentions “Germanium.” (Maybe we should play a […]

Peter Kirn - September 19, 2023

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