There’s no denying the convenience and usefulness of software synths, but for many nothing will ever compare to the tactile feel of hardware ones. Fortunately, the release of hardware synths shows no signs of slowing down and there have been numerous announcements about upcoming releases.
Synthesizer fans have plenty to look forward to with new pre-orders announced by Erica Synths as well as X Audio Systems. Cherry Audio has also released a brand new virtual instrument while the Ultimate Artists Synthesizer Secrets book is now available in digital format.
August has been an eventful month for synth enthusiasts with a host of new firmware updates, software releases, and hardware projects getting announced or released. Here’s a round-up of the most notable ones in each category. 
Moog has announced the availability of Moogerfooger Effects for iOS, which brings all the legendary tones, musicality, and interconnectivity of the original hardware effects to a digital music production environment.
Noise Engineering has announced in a recent blog post that they will bid farewell to four of their popular Eurorack modules. The modules in question are Basimulus Iteritas Altar, Manis Iteritas, Cursus Iteritas, and Ataraxic Iteritas.
Plenty of new hardware as well as software has been announced for synthesizer enthusiasts, so here’s a roundup of the most notable releases.  Hardware RADAR & PRO VS MINI By Behringer
Asparion has announced a new modular DAW controller, named the D700, that features three combinable elements.
Along with a few new software synthesizers, there has also been a couple of hardware releases announced. Here are some of the most notable ones. Octave Cat By Cherry Audio Website:
While fans have suspected it for quite some time now Yamaha has officially announced that they are discontinuing the MONTAGE. In a post titled “MONTAGE Sayonara” the company revealed that as much as they would have liked to they cannot develop the current MONTAGE any further.
Several new products are set to be released on the synth market soon, so here’s a quick round-up of the most notable ones.
Behringer has teased the release of four new synths on their social media channels. In June, the company announced the release of the AMP800, new entries in their XENYX series, and the Bode Frequency Shifter 1630.
Most synthesizer hardware owners will be very familiar with gear acquisition syndrome, and this isn’t made any easier by the range of new instruments released regularly.
In addition to new releases by the big brands, there has also been a few smaller companies or individuals who have tried to make their synth dreams a reality. For many of them, the best way to accomplish this was via Kickstarter where those interested in these products can back them.
Novation has announced that their ultimate FL Studio Keyboard controller is now available in two new sizes. They have expanded the FLkey range with FLkey 49 and 61, describing them as the ultimate full-sized keyboard controllers for hands-on music production in FL Studio.
Moog Music president, Joe Richardson, has announced that the company is now part of the “inMusic family.” inMusic, which is located in Cumberland, Rhode Island, was founded in 2012 by Jack O’Donnell and has grown to be the parent company for many brands like Akai Professional, Alesis, M-Audio, Ra