Purchasing all the latest and greatest synth software and hardware can be costly, so seeing the occasional free release is always welcome. This month both Spitfire Audio and Native Instruments have released unique new virtual instruments that can be snapped up at no cost.
Arturia has recently released new firmware and hardware updates for two of its products. Here’s what’s new for the MicroFreak and KeyLab Essential. MicroFreak Firmware V5.0
The Bob Moog Foundation has had some fantastic prizes up for grabs in previous raffles, including vintage Moog synths as well as Minimoog Model D’s signed by everyone from Herb Deutsch and Billy Joel to Bob Moog himself.
Moog is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and is doing so in style with a brand-new web experience. The popular synth brand teamed up with the design studio Pentagram to offer visitors a truly unique way to learn more about Moog in a fun and interactive way.
Superbooth 2023, held at FEZ-Berlin in Germany, took place between 11 and 13 May and saw a range of exciting new announcements for synth enthusiasts. Here’s a quick round-up of some of the most notable new and upcoming releases unveiled during the event. 
It has been more than twenty years since Korg released the microKORG in 2002, and the synth has remained strong ever since. According to Korg, it has continued to be one of the most popular choices for musicians on stage and in the studio.
AJH Synth recently unveiled their new Minimoog-inspired Eurorack keyboard synth, the MiniMod Keyz. This modular mono synth, which features the much acclaimed MiniMod modules, recreates the vintage circuitry and sounds of the early RA Moog Model D.
The eighties were dominated by some of the best new synthesizers by Korg, Roland, Moog, and Yamaha, but during this time, KAWAI also released some great hardware.
While there’s no shortage of software synths that can emulate some of the best-known and most loved vintage synthesizers, somethings all your music needs is a little something extra.
The NAMM Show was held at the Anaheim Convention Center earlier this month and saw a slew of new announcements for synth enthusiasts. Here’s a roundup of the most notable upcoming releases. Donner D1
There’s nothing better than a brand-new synth, but sometimes an update can breathe some life into an older one too. Here are the latest synth-related updates for both hardware and software.  Multiphonics CV-2  by Applied Acoustics Systems
The past few years have been tricky for the electronics market, including synthesizers, as global supply chain issues and component shortages were common. However, despite all the issues, there have been a few synth-based Kickstarter projects that were launched.
A few new hardware and software synthesizers have recently been released, along with updates for ones already on the market. Here’s a roundup of some of the more notable ones. Yester Versio By Noise Engineering Price: $393.00
Ashum Sound Machines (ASM) has recently announced the new 2.0 firmware as a free update for all Hydrasynth owners. The firmware is compatible with the full Hydrasynth line of products, and since it has almost been three years since the last update, it brings a host of new features to the table.
Anyone hankering for the classic sounds of the TR-606 should check out 606 Koncept Pro by Sample Science. This retro-analog drum module plugin is available now as a VST, VST3, and AU plugin for both Windows and macOS.