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Sneak Peek: Sequential Prophet XL Coming Soon
Formerly known as Dave Smith Instruments, the next big synth from Sequential has been spotted by eagle-eyed readers of Sound On Sound. The Prophet XL looks to be on its way.
Oct. 19, 2018
Synth Stories: Dani Karanyi Recreates 80s Sci-Fi Album Using OB6
Electronic producer and media composer Dani Karanyi is inspired by classic 80s sci-fi movie scores. So much so that he made a whole album with his OB-6 synth. He talks us through how he did it.
Jun. 17, 2018
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.
May. 3, 2018
Review: Pioneer DJ TORAIZ AS-1 Analog Monophonic Synthesizer
When the engineering might of Pioneer meets the creative powerhouse of Dave Smith Instruments, the results are sure to be intriguing. Sara Simms road tests the DJ TORAIZ AS-1 Analog Synth
May. 11, 2017
Review: Pioneer DJ TORAIZ-SP-16
Featuring a 16 pad sampler & step sequencer & Dave Smith Instruments analog filters, Pioneer DJ's TORAIZ-SP-16 is aimed at forward thinking DJs & producers. Sara Simms finds out if they hit the mark.
Oct. 4, 2016
Video: Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Module With Poly Chain Feature
At Summer NAMM Carson from Dave Smith Instruments shows their new DSI OB-6 desktop synth module with an extra feature over the OB-6 keyboard version.
Jun. 24, 2016
Dave Smith Instruments About To Release OB-6 Desktop Module? This Photo Says So
Looks like DSI are about to release a desktop module version of the OB-6, the synth collaboration between Dave Smith and Tom Oberheim, two of the most influential polyphonic synth designers.
Jun. 22, 2016
2 Free Ableton Live Packs Made From Analog Synths
These two FREE Ableton Live packs, Snow Day Prophet and ADM and SympleSound Pro 2 were made by AfroDJMac using the DSI Prophet 6 and the Pro 2 analog synthesizers respectively. And they're free!
May. 10, 2016
Preview of Pioneer DJ & Dave Smith Instruments Toraiz SP-16
One of the most intriguing announcements from Musikmesse is the collaboration between Pioneer DJ and Dave Smith Instruments. It has spawned the Toraiz SP-16 which we got a chance to get hands-on with.
Apr. 9, 2016
Musikmesse 2016: Pioneer DJ TORAIZ SP-16 Sampler Features Dave Smith Analogue Filters & Pro DJ Link
The new Toraiz SP-16 touch-screen, sampler with 16 sampler engines from Pioneer DJ includes filters made by Dave Smith (yes, Dave Smith Instruments!). Is this the perfect device for DJ producers?
Apr. 5, 2016
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