Review: Ibanez ES2 Echo Shifter

In my recent review of the Behringer VD400 analogue delay, I already mentioned the Ibanez ES2 Echo Shifter. At slightly below 130 bucks, it’s the cheapest one-second analogue delay in the market today. By a margin. I decided to get it. Appearance, Package, Connections The ES2 comes together with a small kinda-manual (multi-language folded paper) […]

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Making a Synth velocity-sensitive

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 […]

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Review: Behringer VD400 Analog Delay

The delay. One of the most important effects in any musician’s or mixing engineer’s toolbox – in fact, signal theory has it that it’s one of only two basic ones (the other being nonlinear dynamics). Leaving non-manmade implementations aside, there have been three important technological implementations through the years: tape echoes, bucket brigade delays (BBD, […]

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A New Synth – Korg Volca Kick

The christmas season does have advantages – like receiving gifts which, in the best case, are a Korg Volca Kick. This latest offering in Korg’s highly interesting Volca series of small, low-priced synthesizers, follows suit on the Beats, Bass, Keys, Sample and FM. “Kick”, so that means it can only do kick sounds, making it […]

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