Over 500 bucks for a single-oscillator synth module without even a filter – are you nots? No, I’m not. See what’s so great about the Make Noise 0-Coast
A few days ago, my Sixtrack started to act up. So what to do? Maybe get a recplacement? So two things caught my attention. Korg’s Minilogue and the Dreadbox Abyss. Both four-voice polyphonic analogue things. So I went to a music store and played them. A Superficial Review? I didn’t read any manual, nor did […]Read more "Superficial Review: Dreadbox Abyss, Korg Minilogue"
So I wanted to make a synth velocity-sensitive. More specifically, an analogue synth, and retain a fully analogue audio signal chain (because I have a project in mind for which that is important). In my setup there’s two analogue synths which I had in mind for that project: the Arturia MiniBrute, and the Korg Volca […]Read more "Making a Synth velocity-sensitive"
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"