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MeeBlip anode bass synth launched – Pre-order available

MeeBlip anode

Create Digital Music has introduced the MeeBlip anode, a compact synthesizer that combines an analog filter with unique digital sound sources.

The all-new MeeBlip anode is part analog, part digital, capable of producing a range of uniquely aggressive, bass-heavy sounds. And inspired by the best classic synths of the past, getting your hands on that sound is always simple, direct, and intuitive. Simply plug in a keyboard, computer, iPad (via adapter), or controller via the MIDI port to play notes. Then, adjust sounds via knobs and switches – you don’t need to navigate a single menu.

Its digital side reproduces the sound and architecture of classic synthesizers, but with an emphasis on adding personality, especially in the low end. Its all-new analog filter with resonance can range from smooth to raunchy – perfect for shaping sound or making squelchy basslines.

MeeBlip anode features

  • Unique 8-bit oscillators meet an original analog filter.
  • Compact, 4” x 4” case (approx. 100 x 100 mm).
  • Modulation, envelope, tuning, and pulse width controls.
  • Open source hardware, but fully-assembled and ready to play.
  • MIDI input for compatibility with vintage and modern hardware, computers, and (with a compatible adapter) iPad and iPhone.

The MeeBlip anode is available to pre-order for $129.95 USD / 129.95 EUR / £109.95 GBP. They are built to order (ships within 7 weeks).

More information: MeeBlip

Elektron introduces Analog Keys analog synthesizer

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Elektron has announced the Analog Keys, its new flagship analog synthesizer.

Elektron Analog Keys
Fully analog signal path, digital controls, and unprecedented playability make it an instrument for the expressive musician.

The Analog Keys is a four voice polyphonic analog synthesizer, capable of generating the finest basslines, chords, leads, and sounds imaginable.

The warm and deep tone represents the pinnacle of analog synthesis and the acclaimed Elektron sequencer stands ready to arrange and warp the analog sounds in real-time.

Complete the experience by treating the four voices with incredibly well-crafted master effects. A new world of sounds awaits.

Analog Keys features

  • 100% analog signal path.
  • Four voices, each with 2 analog oscillators, 2 sub-oscillators, dual analog filters, and analog overdrive.
  • 37 key semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch.
  • +Drive storage hosting up to 4096 Sounds (+Drive Sound Library).
  • Elektron sequencer with CV/Gate sequencing.
  • Parameter assignable joystick.
  • Extensive modulation possibilities.
  • Supervoid Reverb, Saturator Delay, Wideshift Chorus send FX.
  • Polyphonic, multitimbral, unison modes.
  • Dedicated MIDI controller mode.
  • 1 × headphones output, 2 × main outputs, 4 × stereo separate track outputs.
  • 2 × audio inputs.
  • MIDI IN/OUT/THRU with Din sync out.
  • 2 × dual CV/Gate outputs.
  • USB 2.0 port.

The Analog Keys will be available to purchase on December 5th, 2013, priced at $1849 USD / €1749 EUR / £1449 GBP. Shipping starts December 9th.

More information: Elektron / Analog Keys

Squit Sounds releases Precision guitar synth & Talkbot guitar talkbox

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Squit Sounds Precision

Squit Sounds has announced the release of its Precision guitar synthesizer and Talkbot, a guitar vocoder/talkbox application for Windows and Mac.

Precision is a standalone application that will take the pitch of a standard electric guitar, and use it to trigger notes on a synthesiser. Precision works with other instruments too (with varying degree’s of success).

Precision features

  • 4 x Oscillators.
  • 3 x Envelopes.
  • 3 x LFO.
  • 2 Filter with 4 filter shapes.
  • FX Section (reverb, delay, bitcrusher, distortion, chorus).
  • Metronome and Record function.
  • Preset save and recall.
  • WAV player – don’t play an instrument? You can play an audio recording through the synth instead.
  • Updates for life – links to future downloads of Precision will be emailed to you for life.

Talkbot is a vocoder/talkbox effect designed for electric guitar.

SquitSounds Talkbot

Talkbot is a standalone application that takes the signal from your microphone, and combines it with the pitch of a standard electric guitar, allowing you to shape the sound with your mouth.

Talkbot features

  • 3 x Oscillators.
  • Filter with 4 filter shapes.
  • Delay.
  • Reverb.
  • Metronome and Record function.
  • Sample input – don’t have a microphone? Switch to sample mode, and try some acapella audio recordings.

Precision and Talkbot are available as standalone applications for Windows and Mac, priced at £20 GBP and £15 GBP respectively. A bundle of both costs £30 GBP.

More information: Squit Sounds

Justus Kandzi releases Monotone Delay synth app for iOS

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Justus Kandzi Monotone Delay

Justus Kandzi has introduced Monotone Delay, a ribbon synthesizer app for iOS.

It consists of three main parts: a frequency modulating LFO, a lowpass filter and a delay.

The waveform of the LFO can be changed between a triangle wave and a square wave with the switch on the left. The knob labeled rate controls the frequency of the LFO, the knob labeled int controls the intensity of the frequency modulation.

The knob in the middle controls the cutoff position of the lowpass filter.

The delay can be manipulated by the two rightmost knobs. The one labeled time sets the time between the original and the delayed signal and the other one, labeled feedb controls how much of the original signal is fed back to the delay.

The monotone delay synth for iOS is available to purchase for $0.99 USD.

More information: Justus Kandzi

Rhythmic Robot releases SH Poly for Kontakt

Rhythmic Robot SH7

Rhythmic Robot has released SH Poly, a classic analogue subtractive synth for Native Instruments Kontakt, sampled from Roland’s 70′s flagship synthesizer, the SH7.

It features two main oscillators accessing six different waveforms between them, plus a white / pink noise generator, dual LFOs with sine, ramp or randomised output, and a host of modulation possibilities.

The two main oscillators can be thickened further using the Multi-Osc feature, which adds multiple extra detonable oscillators – up to a maximum of ten, for an intense, stacked, “supersaw” style sound. SH Poly also features a selection of 70s-inspired effects and Rhythmic Robot’s trademark Glitch button, which randomises the instrument in a musically-aware fashion, making generating your own patches extremely simple. The user interface is closely modelled on the classic Roland signature graphics and colour palette.

The original SH7 was a powerhouse monosynth that crowned Roland’s lineup in the late 70s. SH Poly takes that amazing sound and crams it into a poly machine: rich, lush pads and thick basses can be dialled up with ease; bubbling leads and squelchy riffs are right there too. The sound is characteristically dense, warm and rich, especially with the Over Load control turned up and a little dose of Multi-Osc.

SH Poly features

  • Classic twin-oscillator subtractive synthesis in a Roland-inspired framework.
  • Multiple samples of authentic SH7 oscillators.
  • 58 factory patches to start you off.
  • “Multi-Osc” allows extra oscillators to be switched in for a hugely rich, intense sound.
  • “Glitch” button for instant, musically-randomised inspiration.

The Poly SH for Kontakt is available to purchase for the introductory price of £13.45 GBP (regular £14.95 GBP).

More information: Rhythmic Robot / SH Poly

ElliottGarage updates EGSY01 synth app to v2.0

ElliotGarage EGSY01

ElliottGarage has announced version 2.0 of the EGSY01 analog synthesizer app for iOS, featuring InterApp audio, CoreMIDI, Audiobus and much more.

With EGSY01 you can create sounds without any limit, from modern ones to vintage analog ones, working with arpeggiator, step sequencer and FM, addictive and subtractive synthesis.

The totally brand new audio engine generate your sound mixing 2 oscillators with 4 selectable waveforms, and you can watch the sound created on the oscilloscope screen.

You can set the sounds through the panels “Oscillators”, “ADSR/LFO”, “FM”, “FX” and “Settings”, and play with any master keyboard or MIDI controller (CORE MIDI), or creating a wireless MIDI network, or again sending the audio signal to other apps with InterApp audio or AUDIOBUS.

The keyboard is touch sensitive, and you can modulate the sound by sliding your finger up and down on the keys or moving the pitch modulation (assignable to various parameters of the synth from “Settings” panel).

Stereo delay and Arpeggiator steps time can be synchronize in the BPM tempo panel, to generate incredible rythmic figures.

Changes in EGSY01 v2.0

  • Redesigned graphical user interface.
  • Audio engine revised and improved in performance (even for older generation devices).
  • InterApp audio (generator).
  • MIDI In from other app and MIDI controllers.
  • Panel with buffer size settings, voices polyphony and oscillosope.
  • New presets.
  • Help.
  • Panel BPM tempo, with tap tempo, tempo sync for Delay & Arpeggiator, and subdivisions (4/4, 6/8 and 8/8).
  • Arpeggiator – 4 different types of arpeggiator, gate, selection arpeggio octaves.
  • Step sequencer with selection from 4 to 16 steps and pitch values root, fifth, 1 octave, 1 octave fifth, 2 octave.
  • Setting for keyboard and arpeggiator portamento.
  • Stereo delay (can be synchronized with the arpeggiator).
  • Loading last preset at restart.

The EGSY01 is available to purchase for $8.99 USD.

More information: ElliottGarage / EGSY01

Sadowick compares JP-8080 and u-he’s Diva – Real World Trance Lead

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Sadowick of EDM Tutorials has posted a video in which he compares the sound of the Roland JP-8080 synthesizer with the beta version of u-he’s Diva 1.3, which includes a digital oscillator.

The latest public beta of Diva (including the new digital oscillator model, UHBIE filter model, and added arpeggiator) is available to download at the u-he forum at KVR Audio.

More information: Sadowick / u-he Diva

littleBits & Korg Synth Kit available to pre-order

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littleBits and Korg have launched a pre-order for the Synth Kit, a powerful, easy to use modular analog synthesizer.

littleBits / Korg Synth Kit

littleBits and Korg have demystified a traditional analog synthesizer, making it super easy for novices and experts alike to create music.

  • connects to speakers, computers and headphones
  • can be used to make your own instruments
  • fits into the littleBits modular system for infinite combos of audio, visual and sensory experiences

Synth Kit features

  • 12 Bits modules: 1 Power, 2 Oscillators, 1 Random, 1 Keyboard, 1 Micro Sequencer, 1 Envelope, 1 Filter, 1 Delay, 1 Mix, 1 Split, 1 Synth Speaker.
  • Includes a handy 35+ page booklet, with step-by-step instructions for 10 great projects like the Keytar and Synth Spin Table.
  • 9V battery and cable.

The Synth Kit is available to pre-order for $159 USD. The Kits ship December 6th, 2013. Limited quantities available.

More information: littleBits / Synth Kit