The final one of my three grooveboxes is slightly…different: The Folktek Mescaline is a set of three Eurorack modules which come mounted to a shiny frame and use breadboard wires for most of the patching. Let’s see what you can do with it.Read more "Review: Folktek Mescaline"
“Spielsachen” has been going on for quite some time (more than two years), and resulted in fifty videos to date.
Here’s my personal picks from that pool of modular thing performances – what are yours?
In the time since late December, I got a total of three things called “groovebox”. The Akai MPC One is maybe the youngest child of the mother of all grooveboxes. Let’s review it.Read more "Review: Akai MPC One"
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"