Decksaver drops covers for your Arturia, Pioneer, Sequential and Akai gear

UK-based brand Decksaver has announced 14 new covers for equipment made by coveted brands including Pioneer DJ, Denon DJ, Sequential, Arturia, Akai, Elektron and some other boutique brands. This expands the brand’s catalogue to boast over 250 Decksavers, all for different machines. Some of the products in Decksaver’s Winter release includes Arturia’s KeyStep Pro, Pioneer…

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Arturia collaborates with Noise Engineering for MicroFreak V3

Microfreak just keeps getting better. Arturia continues to evolve the dinky, delirious Gear of the Year champion in a new firmware update, teaming up with LA modular brand Noise Engineering. The collaboration brings a few new features that expand the potential of the wacky one-oscillator wonder, pushing its sound further into the experimental digital realm. Three…

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Sequential’s desktop Prophet-5 and 10 scale down on size and price

Sequential has announced desktop editions of its Rev 4 Prophet-5 and Prophet-10 synths, packed with the same features as their keyboard counterparts which launched last year. Like the keyboard editions, the new desktop Prophets comprise components from several previous generations of the landmark synth. This lets you call back the sonic characteristics of previous revisions…

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IK Multimedia announces the UNO Synth Pro and UNO Synth Pro Desktop

IK Multimedia has announced the UNO Synth Pro and UNO Synth Pro Desktop, fleshed-out updates of the popular UNO Synth with new paraphonic capabilities. The synths were conceived in a collaboration with Italian boutique synth-maker Soundmachines. Both feature three wave-morphing oscillators, dual filters, a 64-step sequencer, expanded CV/Gate capabilities and 256 presets. The UNO Synth…

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Make your music less robotic with Naturaliser

Naturaliser from Rast Sound is a plug-in that is designed to make productions sound more like a performance. The effect applies subtle variations over time to prevent ear fatigue when listening back to a track, altering spectral, transient and colouring dimensions. It can also be used for extreme variations. This plug-in could be especially useful…

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Is Sequential reviving the Oberheim OB-X?

Sequential, formerly Dave Smith Instruments, has applied for the trademark of ‘OB-X’, the name of one of Oberheim’s most iconic polyphonic synthesizers. The intention behind this is not immediately clear, but we’d wager that it means a new crossover synth is in the works from the two brands. This wouldn’t be the first time the…

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