February 2019

Synth

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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Roland Announces SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer and Expands Blues Cube Amp Series

April 15, 2015
The Blues Cube Tour is a stack-style amp with a 100-watt head and 4x10 cabinet, while the Blues Cube Artist 212 is an 85-watt combo equipped with two 12-inch speakers.
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TWA Great Divide 2.0 Analog Synth Octaver Review

November 17, 2013
A fantastically musical synth/octave pedal.
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Red Witch Synthotron Analog Synth Pedal Review

September 5, 2012
For guitarists who dig the electronic sound of a synthesizer, guitar synth pedals can combine the best of both worlds—the psychedelic glow, glitchiness, and fat tones of a synth’s
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Earthquaker Devices Bit Commander Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
The Bit Commander analog guitar synthesizer has an amazing capacity for enhancing melody lines, retaining definition in a variety of musical situations, and making sounds that, in the right context, sound just plain beautiful.
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