In Korg’s quest to become the one-stop-shop for all synth needs, the “Logue” series encompasses the analogue(-hybrid) keyboard synths. The Minilogue is a true four-voice analogue polysynth. Is this really a proper polysynth at a great price, or just another toy synth with four voices?Read more "Review: Korg Minilogue"
Following the current (semi-)modular trend, Moog has expanded their lineup with the Drummer From Another Mother: a combo of a sequencer and some sound sources aimed at drums and grooves – or is it?Read more "Review: Moog DFAM"
Today’s video completes the first stage of my All-Analogue Synth Setup thingie The setup was mostly unchanged from the last round – the aux chains had been separated into one with three delays (fed by the Volca Kick) and one with one delay (fed by the Minibrute/A100 combo). At a tempo of 105bpm, it’s a […]Read more "“Wenig” – State One of the All-Analogue Prototype Completed"
Along the same realms as in the last post, this one had actual video recording. The audio got a little too hot for my tastes (note to self: never expect it works “just like last week” for an all-analogue, preset-free setup). There’s a more complex beat from the Volca Kick (if only so much more), […]Read more "All-Analogue Synth Setup Continued"
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) […]Read more "Review: Ibanez ES2 Echo Shifter"
I’ve been talking about it for a long time – this is the first proper action: I recorded a synth track using an all-analogue signal chain.Read more "POC: The All-Analogue Signal Chain"
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 […]Read more "A New Synth – Korg Volca Kick"
It seems, everybody and his brother has an Arturia synth these days. And interestingly, a lot from the experimental community.
This is not a full-blown review, rather three different views on the synth: what is cool, what is uncool, and what you need to be aware of.Read more "Three different Views on Arturia’s MiniBrute"
Following a twitter discussion with Tom Emmons and Wolfgang Merx, here’s my personal recommendation on the topic of “affordable kind-analogue synth” – choosing from synths I actually have and do use.Read more "Getting a kinda-analogue synth which doesn’t break the bank"