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)"
So I got this Elektron Analog Rytm, on my quest to assemble (possibly) an all-analogue setup for making a synth album. Before I start diving into the feature lineup, and still later into some hands-on experience, I’d like to start with a Prologue: Why I got it Hardware drum machines/groove boxes had been almost removed […]Read more "Review: Elektron Analog Rytm"
I’ve been playing games from the DiRT series of rally games (in turn, a successor of the Colin McRae Rally series) for quite some time. More specifically, I enjoyed playing both DiRT 2 and DiRT 3, at least for what they were: action games in which you steer something resembling a car over a road […]Read more "Review: DiRT Rally"
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"
A few weeks ago, I asked you what I should do next. Now, I’ve made my decision…(drumroll): #secretalbum: Baßtelstube It’s about stringed bass instruments. Most of which are gonna be bass guitars, of which most are gonna be electric. A set of sixteen compositions for bass solo, duo and trio lineups. And true to the […]Read more "“Baßtelstube” – the new project"
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"