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Synth Magic - Mini Magic 001 - another new synth with GUI by me

Mini Magic 001 Eclectic Electric

  • Custom designed mini-synth
  • High quality sample content
  • Morphable controls
  • Lots of great presets & multis
  • Low price

First in a new line of custom, experimental mini-synths.

Available now from Synth Magic for just £5

8 Oblique S - new synth from Synth Magic with GUI by me

8 OBLIQUE S is named and styled after the early computer Peter Zinovieff used in the 1960s.

8 Oblique S is an oddball creation for making oddball experimental music.

All manner of strange and weird atmospheres can be wrung from its stripey little engine. If youre after those Boards of Canada bass sounds, drones, modular experiments, bandpass filters, chordal drones and spooky gurglings - you’ve arrived at the right place! You’ll be reminded of playing Resident Evil at 2.00am with the lights off!

8 Oblique S really is an instrument for the experimenter and lover of all things lo-fi and weird.  It will reward your experimentation with all sorts of amazing and unusual sounds and textures.

If you like the music and/or the sounds of Boards of Canada, Freescha, TRS-80, weird video game sound tracks, spacey atmospheres and other strangeness then 8 OBLIQUE S is definitely the little plaything for you.

Available now for just £10


Synth Magic | Exploration 1 - New Kontakt Synth with GUI by me

Synth Magic Exporation 1

Synth Magic have announced the release of Exploration 1 – a brilliant new synth for Native Instruments’ Kontakt 5 based on the ARP Explorer 1.

This one comes with a whole raft of top quality sample content (2.5GB) and a cool, custom GUI by me. Featuring all the original machine’s presets faithfully recreated in the Preset pages, plus the raw oscillators multi-sampled and gathered together under the Raw Osc page. With extensive modulation possibilities, performance controls plus multi FX and an arpeggiator, Exploration 1 is a blast of vintagely-vibed goodness!

Exploration 1 main screen

EXPLORATION 1 Raw Osc page Closed

Exploration 1 Prest Page Mod

EXPLORATION 1 Raw Osc page Open

Exploration 1 Raw Osc page

EXPLORATION 1 Preset page

Exploration1 FX

EXPLORATION 1 FX & Performance page

Available at the special Pre-Buy price of just £20 until 01 Oct ‘14  (rising to £35). Download links will be sent out on the 01 Oct to purchasers who take advantage of the great earlybird discount offer.

While you’re at it, check out Synth Magic’s brand new website (also designed and built by yours truly).


Waldorf announce Streichfett String Synthesizer

Waldorf Streichfett

Waldorf’s new take on the classic string synths of Seventies.

Streichfett’s dual sound engine features a fully polyphonic strings section and an eight voice solo section. The Ensemble Effect handles lubrication of the String Section, while the Effects section adds adjustable Phaser and Reverb. Tthe Animate Effect can be used to modulate the strings registration, allowing spectacular sound morphs.

 The Solo Section has presets named Bass, E-Piano or Clavi, and just like in your typical string machine, the sound has little to do with that name. Instead, these are shimmering and slightly percussive sounds that blend well with the string section.
Storage on-board for twelve patches can be stored, plus there’s midi & USB connectivity, stereo out and headphone sockets.

It's Goldbaby's annual sale time again!

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Toptastic sample guru, Kiwi neighbour of mine and all-round good egg, Goldbaby, is having his annual sale once more!

Coupons for your checking out

Buy 1 product get 15% off: 15GOLDjuly

Buy 2 products get 25% off: 25GOLDjuly

Buy 3 or more products get 40% off: 40GOLDjuly


Mashup remix by Robin Skouteris.

- Visage - Fade To Grey (Rusty Egan & Soundfly Mix + Michael Gray Mix + Cinematic Mix)
- Space - Magic Fly
- Hurts - Better Than Love
- Pet Shop Boys - Paninaro 95


Track of the Day

La Roux : Let Me Down Gently


Plankton Electronics “Bumblebee”

Fancy a bit of DIY?

Track of the Day

SPC ECO : Fuck You

Maschine Workflow Ideas.

Watched all these yesterday - some great tips. Going to have a big session this weekend. I wonder should I upgrade my Mk1 Maschine to the Maschine Studio? Hmmmmm…

Summer Sale at Synth Magic

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Favourite purveyors of lovely retro goodness libraries, Synth Magic, are having a Summer Sale. Head along and grab yourself a bargain.

Track of the Day

Queen Of Hearts : Shoot The Bullet

Modulus Music 002 Synthesizer announced

Start saving your pennies! Stunning website too.

Modulus 002