We've been covering Superbooth since the very beginning and have seen its meteoric rise. Now in year 3 the Berlin-based synth event continues to grow and hosts over 220 brands showing off their latest modules, software and hardware synths and controllers. It's not just the large synth companies exhibiting. There's smaller, boutique makers turning creative ideas into unusual music machines too. Plus tons of artists, performances, and so much more.
Superbooth18 will host some very special synth announcements this year. But rather than spoil the suprises, keep scrolling down to see what you've missed and what's new. (The most recent is at the top). Although Superbooth18 starts on Thursday 3rd May the teasers and announcements have already begun flooding in...
We'll be adding the latest news and videos from the show here. Everything will be a single click away. So keep this page bookmarked and happy Superbooth18 to you!
Fancy writing a new oscillator for the Korg Prologue? The Korg Prologue Dev board is something synth hackers and coders will probably be interested in!
Inspired by the rare Frech analog synth released in 1979, RSF Polykobol, Black Corporation show off their soon-to-be-released Kijimi 8-voice analog synthesizer at Superbooth...
Rxplore some of the new and advanced features available in the Synthstrom Deluge 2 update coming in June 2018. There's an impressive array of new features in this portable music workstation.
The final announcement from Behringer at Superbooth 2018 is a clone of another classic Roland synthesizer, the SH-101. In this video you can see and hear the Behringer MS-101 in action.
New modules add to Intellijel's already impressive lineup of eurorack modular gear. Check out the Planar 2, new sequencer and Octatrack ethernet converter.
This standalone synth from Moffenzeef might look heavenly but the sounds it makes are pure evil. If drones are your thing you'll want to check out the Stargazer drone synth.
A hyper compact desktop playable analog synth, Treadstone is also in development in Eurorack format. Oh, and there's a new sequencer coming too. Here's what you need to know.
An old style hardware sampler, digital oscillator and CV-controlled envelope are among the new Eurorack modules in development by ALM. Check out the details here.
Four new modules help Roland's System-500 ecosystem grow even larger and more flexible than before. Here's the details on the new synth, mixer, VCF and S&H modules.
1983 and Timber are a polyphonic MIDI to CV and a waveshaping module respectively. See them in action and find out more below.
The latest design from MIDI specialists Retrokits is a USB MIDI host and interface that is intelligently able to convert different MIDI formats on the fly and connect all kinds of devices.
New from Soma Labs, the PIPE is a dedicated handheld vocal processor that uses different algorithms to turn your voice into a range of things from beats to synths.
How would you like 6 independent wavetable VCOs, 6 wavetables and 6 internal VCAs in a module that looks as cool as it sounds? The 4ms Spherical Wavetable Navigator might be just the ticket.
Erica Synths' new all-in-one drum sequencing and sound tweaking system is a 15-module monster that puts the fun back into making beats. Here's a video of it in action.
This latest drum synth from Endorphin.es is based on the famous Roland CR78 drum machine. Here's a video from Superbooth18 with an explanation and demo of this new synth.
The original duophonic analog ARP Odyssey is entering the Behringer synthesizer hall of fame and will be called the Behringer Odyssey. DivKid Ben took this large synth for a sonic spin in this video.
This is synthesizer #3 being showcased by Behringer at Superbooth 2018. The VC-340 is an aanlog clone of the fmaous ROland VP-330 Vocoder and string machine synth. Here's a video overview of it.
The Dreadbox Erebus 3 is a three oscillator semi-modular analog synthesizer with a few tricks up its sleeve that helps it stand out from the crowd. This video from from Superbooth18 explains more.
This compact sequencer from Pittsburgh Modular works with eurorack and regular MIDI gear and will likely suit anyone looking for hands-on control of sequencing. Here's a first look.
Shocking news just in, along with a video, of Behringer's 808 analog synth clone. The RD-808 is currently in pre-production and slated for an August 2018 release. Watch and listen to it in action.
If you've been paying attention to Behringer synth news over the past year you'll know that the Sequential Circuits Pro-One was on their recreation list. And here it is.
U-He's first foray into hardware is a multi-talented audio and CV mixer, sequencer and more for eurorack modular systems. Here's a first look at what it can do.
The Prophet X is a 16-voice hybrid synthesizer from DSI that plays samples back through analog filters and so much more. Here's the first video demo and overview from Superbooth18.
These pocket-sized synths won't break the bank and they look super cool. Here's everything you need to know about uAcid8 and hapiNES from Twisted Electrons.
Take a first look at the new super synth and controller and sequencer from Dreadbox and Polyend. Medusa is a powerful 6-oscialltor hybrid analog/digital synth and MPE controller and sequencer in one.
Czech-based Bastl Instruments are back with some new eurorack synth modules and further updates on Thyme which is now shipping.
This major update for Spectraonsics' massive software synth, Omnisphere, expands its synthesis capabilities, adds a new sound library and enables hands-on control from hardware synthesziers.
The successful Kickstarter campaign sees Tangible Waves' AE Modular system now available - and prices are much more competitive than you might expect.
Here's the first video overview of IK Multimedia's surprising 2-oscillator, analog monophonic hardware synthesizer from Superbooth18 that retails for just $199!
Great news for owners of Korg's Prologue - a new SDK will allow you to customise it and get under the hood of this powerful instrument. Here the details.
Moon Modular's M 543 CP is a 4-channel output mixer with voltage controlled volume and panorama per-channel and it's available now. Here's the details.
Following last year's surround sound live set, Steve returns to Superbooth with his Buchla 200e / Eurorack hybrid system for another solo live performance. Here's the details.
Here's a quick, dirty (and tasty) demo of the upcoming bassline synthesizer coming from Erica Synths at Superbooth 2018. Enjoy!
Imagine a polyphonic, 16-voice analog/digital synthesizer that plays samples back through analog filters. You've just imagined the DSI Prophet X. Here's the official details, images and videos.
IK Multimedia's new UNO Synth is a ground-breaking entry into hardware synthesizers offering massive analog sound and hands-on programming in an easy-to-use format at a super affordable price.
We were surprised how popular our news piece on Patch & Tweak, the definitive book on modular synths, has been. And now it's on Kickstarter! Get the new book from the authors of Push Turn Move today.
These four new all-analog eurorack synth modules designed in collaboration with Malekko heavy Industry look pretty tasty indeed. Check out these videos to see and hear them in action.
Dreadbox will be showing off three new synths at Superbooth. We already know about Medusa and Lil Erebus. The third appears to be a semi-modular mono analog synth. Here is a brief sound demo...
A new MacBeth analog synthesizer is going to be ready and waiting for all to see and hear at Superbooth this year, and we're excited about this one. The MacBeth Elements EL2 is sleek, sexy and ready.
Fancy a 6 operator FM synth with 3 dedicated operators for FM drums packed in an 8-voice synthesizer with a built-in sequencer? FingerSonic's new Synset, just announced, might appeal.
Norns is a music box from the maker of Monome that refuses to be put in a box. It can be a sampler, synth, effect processor, MIDI controller, drone machine, robot drummer and so much more.
Before you pull the trigger on an existing hardware MIDI sequencer, read this and watch the latest teaser video for Mode Machines SEQ12. It is coming soon and increases your choices!
You can almost hear a fanfare of heavenly voices in this video teaser for the new Dave Smith Instruments Sequential X synthesizer. Here's what we've figured out is in this exciting new synth.
We've heard it all before: a futuristic, next-generation music controller... But SoundMachines' tactile Arches controller has the design and functionality to actually deliver on this promise.
The latest news just in from endorphin.es is that they will be presenting a new eurorack synth module, BLCK_NOIR at Superbooth 2018. In the meantime, enjoy this short music video featuring the module.
It's not news that there will be more eurorack synth releases at Superbooth 2018... but it is news that software plugins developer, U-He, will be joining the fray and making eurorack modules!
The developers of this unique instrument have teased some of the new features and they look really cool - but what else will be included? Here's what we know so far.