The Doepfer A-111-6 is the smallest and cheapest synth voice in Eurorack format. But is it any good? This is one of the “yes, but…” or “even though…” reviews.Read more "Review: Doepfer A-111-6 Mini Synth"
Trends in music products. Synths, processors, studio gear of sorts. With a look at NAMM 2020 discoveries, but also a look at the bigger picture.Read more "Tech Thoughts: Quo Vadis, Music Products?"
The first in a series of posts (probably) about polymetres, polyrhythms and similar stuff. Including modular synths, and looks at music history.Read more "Music Thoughts: Polymetres and Stuff (Part 1 – Introduction)"
Some time ago, I rambled about potential setups which, why they did contain some modular content, had that as a minor component. Now, it’s time to look at results and experiences.Read more "Tech Thoughts: Hybrid Modular Setups"
As part of a rather surprising media event in September 2019, Roland have released two new devices from their MC series, of which the MC-707 is the bigger one. With that, it somehow follows on the MC-808 from 2006, and ends a period of MC drought of over ten years. Let’s have a look at […]Read more "Review: Roland MC-707"
It’s been about three years since Behringer had started their analogue synth adventure with the DeepMind. And although it didn’t click with me personally, it’s clear that this is not only a cheap, but also a good synth. Since then, Behringer have followed up with lots of other synths, most of them fully analogue, and […]Read more "Synth Thoughts: Is Behringer finally raking in the profits?"
The growth path of Spielsachen: what do you do if you don’t want your system to actually get larger?
In the second of two articles, it’s about growing smaller, or an offspring if you will. A compact, portable setup that retains some (but not all) of the original Spielsachen principles.Read more "Tech Thoughts: “Spielsachen” – growing smaller"