• Oberheim announces the OB-X8 analog synthesizer

    A Classic — Evolved The OB-X8 is more than just a new OB-series Oberheim. It’s engineered to be the best modern OB ever created. Oberheim has announced the OB-X8 synthesizer, a fusion of the OB-X, OB-XA, & OB-8 Synthesizers all in one.  In collaboration with Sequential & Focusrite this legendary collaboration is sure to bring […]

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  • Sequential announces the new Prophet-5 / Prophet-10 analog synth

    The Return of a Legend The new Prophet-5 is Dave Smith’s timely return to the analog poly synth that changed the world. It’s “the best of all Prophet-5s” as Dave puts it because it embodies all three revisions of the legendary synth — Rev1, Rev2, and Rev3 — through the use of genuine Curtis analog […]

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  • Arturia announces the Polybrute 6 voice analog synthesizer

      Arturia PolyBrute Analog Matrix Synthesizer Features: 100% analog signal path provides the rich interactive sound that synth enthusiasts crave Built around a 61-note full-sized keyboard with aftertouch and mod and pitch wheels Dual VCOs with UltraSaw and Metalizer deliver sought-after Brute-series sound Shape your sound with Steiner-Parker and ladder filters for an added range […]

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  • Native Instruments announces the Maschine+ standalone production instrument

    MASCHINE+ is a sampler, a drum machine, a synth, and an on-stage superpower. In short, it’s whatever you make it. Leave the laptop behind, jam with your other gear, and create beats in minutes with a wealth of on-board sounds, instruments, and effects. It’s the iconic MASCHINE workflow, with fewer strings attached. Do it Standalone […]

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  • Waldorf announces the Iridium desktop synthesizer based on the Quantum engine.

    Waldorf Iridium has made the impossible possible. The mighty synth engine from Quantum is now available in a compact form. Tracing the footsteps of its bigger brother, Iridium features all the synthesis elements of Quantum as well in a rack-compatible format. The combination of the powerful engine, incredible flexibility and detailed sound shaping facilities creates […]

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  • Sequential announces the PRO 3 synthesizer at NAMM 2020

    A Three-Generation Legacy The Sequential Pro 1 and Pro 2 mono synths achieved nearly legendary status in their time. So it was only natural that we build on their strengths with an even more worthy successor. Enter the Pro 3, Sequential’s 2-VCO + wavetable mono/paraphonic synth — a new benchmark for raw sonic power and […]

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  • The Kraken Vol 2 – Producer Contest

    There’s something big stirring beneath the surface of the Bass music scene… The Kraken has returned for Volume 2! To celebrate, Black Octopus Sound is asking you to come forward to challenge the goliath that is ‘The Kraken Vol 2’, with your best music productions! We’re offering up some free presets from the pack, but […]

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  • Oberheim announces the OB-X8 analog synthesizer

    A Classic — Evolved The OB-X8 is more than just a new OB-series Oberheim. It’s engineered to be the best modern OB ever created. Oberheim has announced the OB-X8 synthesizer, a fusion of the OB-X, OB-XA, & OB-8 Synthesizers all in one.  In collaboration with Sequential & Focusrite this legendary collaboration is sure to bring […]

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  • Top 10 Must Have Packs of 2021

    We have so many packs here at Black Octopus Sound it is literally impossible to narrow this down to a top 10 packs list. But alas, it is the trend… it is expected.. and therefore I will give you my personal *and unbiased* opinion of the must have packs we have released so far this […]

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  • Women in Music – Amy Kirkpatrick

    Today we have a special one for the Women in Music interview series! Our very own Amy Kirkpatrick. She is known not only for being featured in massive media outlets such as Forbes, Billboard, Magazine, MixMag and Grammy Nominated with The Crystal Method, but also for her very own Vocal packs she has done here […]

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