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Synth

NAMM '18 - EarthQuaker Devices Westwood Drive, Data Corrupter & Rainbow Machine V2 Demos

February 8, 2018
A cool drive and more, plus an update on a sonic pedalboard dissident.
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NAMM '18 - Empress Zoia Demo

February 6, 2018
A wickedly cool modular approach to coaxing otherworldly sounds out of your axe.
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Pigtronix Introduces the Ringmaster Ring Modulator Synth Pedal

January 22, 2018
An analog ring modulator synth designed to create analog harmonizer and tremolo effects that can be made to follow the notes you play.
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EarthQuaker Devices Data Corrupter Review

December 29, 2017
Monophonic guitar synth? Pitch-tracking octaver? Noise box from Hell?
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Pigtronix Unveils the Mothership 2

November 23, 2017
Delivering a user-friendly guitar synth with real-time pitch and amplitude tracking, switchable preset tunings, and a devastating Sync effect that enables additional modulation effects for guitar and bass.
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Dedalo Fx Presents the ALU9 Aliaser

November 7, 2017
The pedal creates sounds based on the aliasing phenomenon, with a sample rate reducer that can be modulated by oscillator and trigger modes.
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Electro-Harmonix Unveils the Superego+

September 19, 2017
The latest version features 11 effect types, an EXP input for effect parameter control plus an EXT jack for a 3-button controller.
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Panda Audio Future Impact I. Review

August 29, 2017
The spirit of a revered but discontinued bass synth finds its voice again, and then some.
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EarthQuaker Devices Launches the Data Corrupter

August 23, 2017
A three-voice modulated monophonic PLL harmonizer that creates an analog synth tone.
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TC Helicon Releases the TalkBox Synth

May 30, 2017
The pedal offers both classic “singing guitar” talk-box effects and modern “robotic” vocoder sounds.
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Electro-Harmonix Introduces the Synth9

February 21, 2017
The pedal features nine of the most distinctive vintage-synth type sounds.
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Electro-Harmonix Mel9 Review

September 1, 2016
Coax trippy Mellotron tones from your 6-string or bass!
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SNAMM '16 - Electro-Harmonix Mel9 Demo

July 6, 2016
Mad scientist Mike Matthews creates a new stompbox designed to put the power of the Mellotron—and orchestral instruments—at your fingertips.
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SNAMM '16 - Dwarfcraft Devices Happiness Demo

June 30, 2016
Get a taste of this resonant filter, which features high-, low-, and band-pass modes, continuous-controller capability, and LFO-wave scrambling.
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On Bass: How to Impersonate a Synth Bass

May 23, 2016
Tips for conjuring synth bass sounds without bringing a keyboard to the show.
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DigiTech Releases the Dirty Robot Stereo Mini-Synth

April 15, 2016
A staggering seven controls and two different, selectable synth voices.
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Paranormal Pedals

December 17, 2015
Six bizarre stomps that warped the minds of top builders.
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Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer Review

September 30, 2015
An impressively editable, intuitive, and organic-sounding digital synth that clears the path to creativity.
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Tame Impala: Psych Wunderkind Kevin Parker

August 26, 2015
The scion of psych discusses the imaginative guitar work and unorthodox soundscapes on his new album, Currents.
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DigiTech Reissues the DOD Meatbox Subharmonic Bass Synthesizer

July 6, 2015
An update of the cult favorite 1990s pedal with modern features like true bypass, TRS output, a 9-volt power supply input and a bright blue LED.
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