New Solina String Ensemble Synth Clone Coming from Behringer?

"I just acquired a Solina String Ensemble. Does anyone remember this beautiful string machine from the late '70's?
Amazing artists such as Elton John, Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Bee Gees, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, etc. used it to create truly inspiring music. Looking inside it's actually a great piece of engineering. Uli"

via Behringer's Facebook feed.

New Doepfer Dark Energy III Coming to NAMM?

To the left is what appears to be a new Doepfer Dark Energy III. Below are two images of the Dark Energy II (announced in December of 2012) for comparison. The only discernible difference I'm seeing on the front panel is in the bottom row of jacks.  On the Dark Energy II you can see three outputs, one for LFO1, one for Envelope, and one for Audio. On the new Dark Energy III a Reset LFO1 input,

New Korg Prologue Digital Analogue Polyphonic Hybrid Synth Coming to NAMM?

This one spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Note it is auto translated from French, so read between the lines. Original French below. This is all speculation of course. We will find out soon enough. NAMM is next week.

Pictured left: a Polyron mock-up. Hmm....

"A 49-key, polyphonic analog polyphonic synthesizer and the 61-key, 16-channel version, which can be described as a "

New Roland Jupiter-4 Synth In the Works? JU-04 Boutique?

This one spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

New JU-04 Boutique?

NAMM Show Rumors & Predictions

The 2011 NAMM Show kicks off January 13 – but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some NAMM Show rumors!The most reliable NAMM Show rumor so far is probably the M-Audio Venom synthesizer - a new virtual analog keyboard synth.We’re also expecting to hear a lot more about the delayed, but anticipated, Elektron Octatrack and the Kemper Profiling Amplifier.Other rumors we’ve heard:

  • Ableton Live 9 announcement – featuring 64-bit support, new effects, SoundCloud support and possibly a new synth;
  • Steinberg Cubase 6 will be introduced;
  • The Korg Kronos will require preparation in order to handle its amazingness;
  • Spectrasonics will update to its flagship virtual instruments;
  • Roland will release a new virtual analog with vintage 70′s styling;
  • Eventide Space Stompbox
  • A new DJ MIDI Controller from Reloop
  • The Waldorf Stromburg synthesizer might see the light of day
  • A new workstation that integrates with iPhone or iPod touch

Heard other NAMM Show rumors? Got predictions of your own?Leave a comment and let us know!

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