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.

Polyend Medusa 4.0 and FM mode takes hybrid synth out with a bang

As Polyend’s epic hit Tracker gains momentum, their gorgeous Medusa synth continues to mature – even as it reaches the end of its production life. A new FM engine, more playable options, and LFO sync make this a complete refresh – and a tastier companion to Tracker (or whatever your rig includes).

Peter Kirn - April 7, 2021

Deep testing: new Dreadbox Typhon firmware, new powers for this monosynth

Analog synth + Sinevibes digital effects – the Dreadbox Typhon is one of the most compelling synths of the moment. So we turn to one of its bug testers to let us know how to get the most out of this week’s big new update.

Adam Jay - February 10, 2021

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