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Arturia announces MiniLab MKII

minilab-mkii-image-e14794436353711 French synth manufacturer Arturia just announced a new $99 MIDI controller, the MiniLab MKII. MiniLab MKII comes with Analog Lab Lite, Ableton Live Lite and UVI Grand Piano Model D.

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KORG Monologue video – a first look at the Brooklyn Synth Expo 2016

7_monologuerd_top-e3754da5543a7f32ec4cedea943263b1 KORG debuted their new synth Monologue at our 2016 Brooklyn Synth Expo. We asked their product specialist Nick Kwas to show us a few tricks! We locked ourselves in one of the Main Drag Music iso booth and shot this video - check it out!

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Synths at the Brooklyn Synth Expo [Deli Mag Kitchen Section]

synths Our sister publication The Deli had a special about the synths appearing at the Brooklyn Synth Expo 2016, check it out here!

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KORG unveils $300 Monologue at Brooklyn Synth Expo 2016

korg-minilogueKORG will be unveiling their brand new synth Monologue at our upcoming Brooklyn Synth Expo on November 12/13 at Main Drag Music. As you may have gathered, this is a mono analog synthesizer, presented by the Japanese manufacturers as "the next-generation monophonic synthesizer that shares the spirit...

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Roger Linn to appear at the Brooklyn Synth Expo 2015

linnstrument%20straight,%20noaka%208-26-14-crop-u15412[1] Legendary music product designer, MPC creator and Grammy winner Roger Linn of Roger Linn Design will be appearing at the upcoming Brooklyn Synth Expo at Main Drag Music to demonstrate his new ?#?LinnStrument?, a revolutionary replacement for the MIDI...

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Synth Corner – The Deli’s issue #42

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Read The Deli NYC's issue #42 (Best of NYC) HERE.

 

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Patchblocks: Programmable Mini Synths

I'm not sure how many times we've heard/read the sentence "Modular synths are back!" in the past couple of years. If most synth manufacturers who jumped into the modular frenzy have indeed looked 'back' by offering formats identical (Moog Modular) or similar (Eurorack) to the original one,...

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Mixed Eurorack at the NYC Synth Expo

At our recent NYC Synth Expo we put together a mixed Eurorack filled with synths by various manufacturers, including Vermona, Malekko, Dwarfcraft Devices, SSFSynthetic Sound Labs and also featuring the awesome pedal/drum machine BeatBuddy. Check out the video where our...

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littleBits introduces Midi, CV and USB I/O modules

For those interested in learning how synths and electronic musical circuits work and interact with each other, KORG's littleBits' Synth Kit is the ideal place to start. By creating the smallest modular synth on the planet, and making it easily configurable with magnetic connection...

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At the NYC Synth Expo: Synthetic Sound Labs

Synthetic Sound Labs' Doug Slocum got his start in the synth business in the '70s when he became known for his "enhanced" (i.e. modded) Moog synths. He recently launched a Eurorack line with a very personal “SteamPunk” graphic approach.

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New Eurorack Modules: Qu-Bit’s Nano Rand and Tri-Ger

Since we now organize the NYC Synth Expo, we will start covering more synths in this blog. The modular Eurorack format, in particular, is rather intriguing, and it's becoming more and more popular. The idea of separating the various circuits of a synth to let musicians free...

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