Waveform Weekly: Synth Community Blogs Digest – Aug 09, 2023

Welcome to the Waveform Weekly, a digest dedicated to sound synthesis!

This digest aggregates key updates, developments, and discussions from the global synthesizer community. It is intended for anyone interested in synthesizers, regardless of their level of knowledge or experience. The digest includes various types of content such as the latest information on new modules and equipment, in-depth analysis of sound design methods, and conversations with prominent industry figures.

Synthesizer Hardware and Software Roundup

By: Naomi Bolton, www.vintagesynth.com

Get the scoop on the latest synthesizer hardware and software releases. Behringer introduces RADAR, a contact and pickup microphone module for Eurorack, and the PRO VS MINI, a portable 4-voice hybrid synthesizer. Crumar brings back the rare and exotic Crumar Spirit 2023, designed by Bob Moog. Roland unveils the ZENOLOGY Pro Collection, featuring their flagship ZEN-Core Synthesis System and model expansions. Yarra Audio releases CAMADA, a versatile polyphonic synthesizer powered by HALion Sonic. Read more

Episode 260: Daedelus Part FIVE

By: Podular Modcast, podularmodcast.fireside.fm

In this episode, Daedelus discusses their new album and the state of modular synthesizers. They also mention various resources and events related to modular synthesis, including Madrona Labs, PORCHFEST Tacoma, and Tim’s Intro To Eurorack Workshop at Patchwerks. The episode is hosted by Tim Held. Tune in to learn more about Daedelus’ latest work and get insights into the modular synth world. Read more

UDO Super Gemini In Action : Hazel Mills plays a prototype of the upcoming synth

By: sonicstate.com

Hazel Mills showcases the sonic possibilities of the upcoming UDO Super Gemini synth in an incredible performance. She praises the instrument’s ability to create an entire arrangement with just one synth. UDO promises more from Hazel and the Gemini soon. Read more

Pitch Innovations Fluid Chords – the Synth and Software Review

By: Jim Aikin, synthandsoftware.com

Discover Fluid Chords, a new music software that allows you to glide smoothly from one chord to the next using the pitch wheel. This innovative software utilizes the MIDI Performance Expression protocol to assign each note to its own MIDI channel and enable independent pitch-bending. Fluid Chords can be used as a standalone program or as a plugin in your DAW, making it compatible with any MPE-compatible software synth. With its user-friendly interface and versatile performance modes, Fluid Chords offers a unique and creative approach to chord progression. Read more

Limited Edition SONICWARE LIVEN Lofi-6

By: matrix , www.matrixsynth.com

Discover the limited edition SONICWARE LIVEN Lofi-6, a collaboration with Perfect Circuit. With only 500 units available, this synthesizer offers a range of retro lo-fi sounds. Check out the video demos and find out how to make your own retro lo-fi music with the quick start guide. Read more

Metropolis (1927) Gets New Electronic Soundtrack

By: synthhead, www.synthtopia.com

Composer Tomer Baruch and drummer Alex Brajkovic have released a new electronic soundtrack for the classic film Metropolis (1927). The score, created for the Sounds of Silence Film Festival, Den Haag, blurs the line between man and machine, using archive recordings of early 20th-century machinery alongside analog synthesizers and drums. The musicians become a part of Metropolis, creating a disillusioned and intensified soundtrack for the film. The new score is available on Bandcamp. Read more

Philip Glass – Genius of the figured arpeggio | 3 classic examples

By: Jondent , djjondent.blogspot.com

In this blog post, JonDent explores the genius of Philip Glass and his use of the figured arpeggio in electronic music. The post highlights three classic examples of Glass’s work that showcase his mastery of this technique. Read more


That concludes this week’s edition of the Waveform Weekly. We appreciate your time and hope that our curated selection from the synthesizer world has been both informative and inspiring. Until then, keep exploring the wonderful world of sound synthesis.

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