Roland unveils GAIA 2 hybrid polysynth with Model Expansion support

Here’s a product name I didn’t expect to come back: it’s the Roland GAIA 2. But despite the name and form factor, the new GAIA has a different architecture – virtual analog plus wavetable, and support for (some) Model Expansions so you can swap out different instrument engines.

Intellijel Tangrams takes the dual ADSR module concept – and pluses everything

Intellijel is on a sudden tear, taking some of their most beloved modules and adding some wonderful bells and whistles. Tangrams is no exception – it’s a Roland System 100m-style dual envelope, as before, but now with two VCAs and more.

Peter Kirn - July 31, 2023

Baby Audio’s new Yamaha CS01 plus FX extras is killer — shoegaze or acid

Effects maker Baby Audio debuted their first synth plug-in this week. It’s modeled on Yamaha’s CS01, the analog monosynth that came before better-known rival Roland SH-101. And packed with cute extras and effects, it’s simply irresistible.

Peter Kirn - April 27, 2023

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