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Superbooth 2018: All Synth News, Views & Videos
Rounik Sethi on Wed, May 2nd | 0 comments
Stay in touch with everything, from rumors to bonafide news and video interviews and demos from the most popular synth event of the year.

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!

Superbooth Video: Korg Prologue Dev Board

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!

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Superbooth Video: Black Corporation Kijimi, Poly Kobol Inspired Synth

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...

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Superbooth Video: Synthstrom Deluge V2 Features Explored

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.

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1st-Look Video: Behringer MS-101, Roland SH-101 Synth Clone

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.

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Superbooth 2018 Video: New Intellijel 1U Modules

New modules add to Intellijel's already impressive lineup of eurorack modular gear. Check out the Planar 2, new sequencer and Octatrack ethernet converter.

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Superbooth 2018: Hands-On With Moffenzeef Modular Stargazer Drone Synth

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.

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See Analogue Solutions Treadstone Synth In Action

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.

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Superbooth 2018 Video: ALM Showcases Sampler, DCO and Multi-Function Envelope Modules

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.

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Superbooth 2018: See And Hear Roland's New System 500 Eurorack Modules

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.

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Superbooth Video: 2 New Modules On Show From Bastl Instruments

1983 and Timber are a polyphonic MIDI to CV and a waveshaping module respectively. See them in action and find out more below.

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1st Look Video Superbooth 18 - Retrokits RK005 USB Host And MIDI Interface

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.

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Superbooth 18: The Pipe Is Unique Vocal Processing Hardware From Soma Labs

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.

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Superbooth Video: 4ms Spherical Wavetable Navigator Revealed

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.

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Superbooth Video: Erica Synths Unveil Techno Drum System

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.

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1st-Look Video: Endorphin.es Blck_Noir Drum Synth

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.

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1st-Look Video: Behringer ARP Odyessy Clone

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.

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Superbooth Video: Behringer VC340 Analog Vocoder Synthesizer

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.

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1st-Look Video: Dreadbox Erebus 3 Semi-Modular Analog Synth

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.

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Pittsburgh Modular Demos Electronic Sequencer Designer - 1st Look Video

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.

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Behringer Announces Analog TR-808 Clone: RD 808

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.

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1st-Look Video: Behringer Pro-One Synthesizer

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.

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Superbooth 1st-Look Video: U-He Civilisation Eurorack Module

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.

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Superbooth18 1st-Look Video: Dave Smith Instruments Prophet X

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.

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Twisted Electrons Debuts 2 Affordable, Ultra-Portable Synths

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.

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Dreadbox & Polyend Medusa Details: Analog/Digital Hybrid Synthesizer & Controller

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.

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Bastl Instruments Announces 2 New Eurorack Modules

Czech-based Bastl Instruments are back with some new eurorack synth modules and further updates on Thyme which is now shipping.

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Spectrasonics Announces Omnisphere 2.5

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.

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Modular For Everyone - A New Low-Cost AE Modular System From Tangible Waves

The successful Kickstarter campaign sees Tangible Waves' AE Modular system now available - and prices are much more competitive than you might expect.

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Superbooth 1st-Look Video: IK Multimedia UNO Synth

Here's the first video overview of IK Multimedia's surprising 2-oscillator, analog monophonic hardware synthesizer from Superbooth18 that retails for just $199!

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Korg Announces SDK To Let You Customise Prologue Synth

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.

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Moon Modular Announces M 543 CP Output Module

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.

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Don't Miss: Steve H Buchla & Eurorack Live Performance At Superbooth18

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.

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Erica Synths Sneak Peek Bassline Synth

Here's a quick, dirty (and tasty) demo of the upcoming bassline synthesizer coming from Erica Synths at Superbooth 2018. Enjoy!

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Dave Smith Instruments Officially Announces Prophet X Synthesizer

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.

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IK Multimedia Announces UNO Synth: $199 Portable Monophonic Analog Synthesizer

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.

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Patch & Tweak: Kickstarter Launches, Colin Benders Joins, Exclusive Look Inside

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.

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Roland Announces New AIRA System-500 Synthesizer Modules

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.

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Listen To & Look Inside New Semi-Modular Analog Synth From Dreadbox

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...

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Ken MacBeth Reveals Elements EL2 Synthesizer

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.

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FingerSonic Announces Synset FM, 8-Voice Poly Synthesizer With Sequencer

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.

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Norns Is A Limitless Music Machine From The Makers Of Monome

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.

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Mode Machines SEQ12 MIDI Sequencer, New Video Teaser

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!

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Dave Smith Instruments Teases 16-Voice Sequential X Synth

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.

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SoundMachines Arches: Impressive Next Generation Synth & Modular Controller Available To Pre-Order

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.

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Endorphin Teases BLCK_NOIR Eurorack Module In This Video

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.

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U-He To Release Eurorack Synth Modules At Superbooth 2018

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!

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Synthstrom Audible Will Reveal Massive 2.0 Upgrade To Deluge Synth At Superbooth 2018

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.

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