The Synths of Knobcon 2016

This was a big weekend for new synth products.

Friday saw the release of the Roland SYSTEM-8, the Roland TB-03, and the Roland TR-09. Saturday and Sunday followed up with the fifth annual Knobcon, a gathering just outside of Chicago featuring some of the biggest synthesizer enthusiasts and manufacturers.

Reverb sent a small crew to get the scoop on the latest releases and commune with fellow gear nerds. Here’s what caught our eye.

Qu-Bit Chord

SoCal synth makers Qu-Bit had one of the hottest modules at the convention. Their extremely innovative Chord brings polyphony to the Eurorack world with a unique and thoroughly well-designed approach.