Here’s my seasonal wish/gift list – the things you might want to wish for if you are or give if you know a synth/music kinda guy.Read more "A Seasonal Gift/Wish List for the Synth People"
A lot of people said it: I said it some time ago, and just the other day, my buddy @scatterfilter said it: Cheap tabletop synths are fun. #Boutique — scatterfilter (@napadude) July 24, 2016 It’s a good time to be buying a (new) synthesizer. There’s a wide spectrum, and they’re relatively affordable. Which immediately begs […]Read more "What does a Synthesizer cost?"
There is no such thing as a perfect synthesizer – I already explained why this is at length, and this statement doesn’t add with a restricting “in my opinion”.
But without much further ado: the best synth in the world is the Waldorf Q.Read more "The Best Synth in the World (in my opinion)"
Ever worked with a synthesizer and thought “a great thing, if it only had that additional feature, or did implement that one differently”? Today, I’m looking at a few of my synths and comment on those aspects.Read more "Synths: That missing feature"
In part 2 of this series on synth envelopes, we’ll look at some case studies – actual implementations of synth envelopes, to align them with the theory from part 1. Instrumentation, Test Cases, and Devices under Test I tried to make the instrumentation as simple as possible: I’ll be using patches that have a (white) […]Read more "Synth Envelopes – Case Studies: Introduction and Arturia MiniBrute"
Envelopes. The most important components of a synthesizer outside of the signal path. They’re pretty simple, though – or are they?Read more "About Synth Envelopes"
I had done something like this before – comparing three kinda dissimilar synths. This time, we’re having three contemporary analogue synths – although that’s not exactly true, as one of our competitors, the DSI Tetra, has just been discontinued. The two opponents are Waldorf’s Pulse 2, and Arturia’s MiniBrute. The three competitors Arturia’s MiniBrute has […]Read more "Synth Shootout: MiniBrute – Pulse 2 – Tetra"