StudioLogic's Sledge synth is back (and better) in black

Back in black, in a rack.
Back in black, in a rack.

Sledge, StudioLogic's distinctive bright yellow virtual analogue synth, has taken on a new livery with the Black Edition.

Photos of the Waldorf-engined instrument in its new colours recently emerged on StudioLogic's Facebook page, with the Italian company confirming that shipping will commence from next week.

As well as swapping the insanely bright yellow exterior for a more mysterious look, the keyboard has been given a dark overhaul with reverse black and grey keys. The semi-weighted keybed also gets a refresh with new balanced springs.

It's not all about the paint job and keys, either: the Black Edition also comes with improved "modulation features and sounds, with a mix of pure synthesis and sampling", and LFO2 is now synchronised.

Sledge Black Edition will ship for around £829 and should be hitting stores as of next week. For more information, check out the StudioLogic website.

Simon Arblaster
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I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.