Synth News

  • NAMM2016: ARQ – A New Electronic Instrument From Zoom

    - Jan 21, 2016
    Combined drum machine, sequencer, synthesizer, looper, and MIDI controller for electronic music production and performance    Zoom says that music is a voyage of discovery – One that now goes much further with the...
  • Korg outs $500 Minilogue analog synthesizer ahead of NAMM

    - Jan 15, 2016
    NAMM doesn’t start until next week, but that’s not keeping Korg from announcing new gear ahead of the show. The pro audio company usually reveals a new synth at the winter soirée, and it looks like...
  • Popboard Arduino Bluetooth MIDI Foot Controller

    - Jan 14, 2016
    Midi Machines has taken to the Kickstarter crowdfunding website to raise the required funds it needs to take its Arduino-based Bluetooth MIDI foot controller to market in the form of Popboard. Popboard has been designed to...
  • INTRODUCING: THE SEABOARD RISE

    - Jan 14, 2016
    Aiming to create a piece of equipment that incorporates the soul of an acoustic instrument and the endless possibilities of a digital computer program, ROLI have marked the future of the keyboard.The Seaboard RISE allows the...
  • Strength in Numbers

    - Jan 12, 2016
    A collection of AAX DSP screens under the Plugin Alliance banner. If you’ve been in a music store lately or visited a NAMM Show floor in recent years, you’ve likely noticed an explosion in the number...
  • A Tale of Two Guitar Synthesizers

    - Aug 20, 2015
    What’s the Difference Between the SY-300 and GR-55? BOSS SY-300 (left) and Roland GR-55 guitar synthesizers. At BOSS and Roland, we’ve been exploring the bleeding edge of guitar technology since our start, pioneering numerous advancements in synthesis and modeling...
  • The Rare Waves Grendel RA-9 Grenadier

    - Apr 18, 2015
      Switched On is now stocking the Rare Waves Grendel RA-9 Grenadier. The Grenadier is the third incarnation of the Grendel series, starting with the Drone Commander (2 oscillator droney synth design), the formant filter in...