Synth News: January


The Artiphon Orba is a ball-shaped synth and drum machine that fits in the palm of your hand and lets you create songs with intuitive gestures like tapping, sliding and waving.

A pedal steel synthesizer prototype with a built-in analog delay, filter and string bending pedal. While they are not currently being mass-produced, the creators would like to know if you’d buy one. You know, so they can make it for you.

The Erica Synths Bassline DB-01 synthesizer is a 303-style bass synth lets you explore new territories of sound and performance techniques and go from a melody to noise and back in no time. The DB-01 packs analogue Erica Synths signature sound engine with an advanced sequencer on top of it.

A MIDI Controller with a flexible 4-track MIDI sequencer that gives keyboard players incredible sequencing and performance power in a compact, versatile controller: the KeyStep Pro from Arturia.

New groove box by Akai, the MPC One is a sleek, efficiently sized standalone production unit featuring all the power, functionality and exclusive sounds to deliver professional beat-making results.