ID700 for iPad reboots the 1987 Buchla 700 – FM, waveshaping, and polyphony (Hands on)

It was the once and future Buchla. But back in 1987, the Buchla 700 was so painfully ahead of its time that … well, its ideal moment is probably really now, right now, on your iPad. And so you’re in luck.

Roland SYSTEM-8 synth is free to try in April – here’s why it’s a sound designer’s friend

Want that new synth feeling, but for free? That’s the hybrid-vintage-modeled-new synth SYSTEM-8 this month from Roland – and we’ve got the sound designer of its new preset library to tell us why we should download it.

Peter Kirn - April 8, 2021

In Fracture Space software instrument, a 3D playground of sonic fragments for $12

Somewhere at the border of granular synthesis, 3D immersion, and game engines, the Fracture Space team have built a compelling looking new instrument.

Peter Kirn - April 1, 2021

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