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The Behringer Model D is a very accurate clone of the Moog Minimoog Model D, for an incredibly low $300. This isn't some kind of digital recreation or analog circuit simulation, it is a full analog clone. This is a synth that everyone should consider buying whether you have a Minimoog or don't have one (why lug your $3,000 heavy unit around when you can carry this around?). I recently made a video exploring the sounds of the Behringer Model D, which you can check out here: Starsky Carr on YouTube has made an excellent video demonstrating how closely the...

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The past several years has given us an explosion of cheap, high quality analog synthesizers to the point where its hard to know what to buy. If you're on a budget, looking for a gift for the synth-lover in your life, or just want to find some new synthesizers you've never heard of, this list should help you understand your options. All the synths on this list are analog, came out in the past several years, and all are available for under $500 (if you buy used). If you've never bought a synthesizer used, don't worry! Use sites like Reverb.com...

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"Strange. Dark. Evolving. Unsettling. Weird." All of these things are perfect descriptors for Atom Hub's Kontakt Library The Planet - Deep Scan (henceforth known as Deep Scan). Deep Scan does a great job at carving out its own unique place in the sample library market, by perfectly setting a vibe and executing on it in every way. The library provides a level of immersion and almost plays like a composition in its own right. "Is IT communicating with us? Is IT... living? Who are THEY? Is there ANYBODY at all?" The Sounds Its probably better if you just take a listen...

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Ecliptiq Audio are a relatively new company focused on creating Kontakt libraries with absolutely stunning GUI's, and an incredible amount of control. Warp was the first installment of Ecliptiq Audio's new series of Kontakt libraries featuring their Qadra engine - specializing in atmospheric pads and soundscapes. Dawn is the second installment of Qadra and specializes in plucks, keys, and synth one-shots. Each library is available for $79, but you can purchase both in the Qadra Series bundle for $119. I'm pairing the libraries together they actually do come together in a bundle on Ecliptiq Audio's website - together they make...

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Square Saw Sound has created a stunning pair of Kontakt libraries for their launch. Based on the incredibly rare EMS VCS3 and the EMS Polysynthi, these libraries will produce sounds you are very unlikely to find anywhere else. In the case of the Polysynthi, only 30 of the units were ever produced which makes this an incredible find by Square Saw Sound to preserve this amazing instrument in time. This is Square Saw Sound's first release, and it has me incredibly exciting for where they'll be going in future releases! Buy each of these libraries now from Square Saw Sound...

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