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"
This is Airwindows’ latest offering, “Tape”. It’s nothing short of the best tape emulation-style plugin thingie ever.Read more "Review: Airwindows “Tape”"
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"
Being able to assemble everything to your liking is one of the key advantages of modular synths. If your newly assembled wavetable synth gets a ladder filter, a lowpass gate, a six-pole opto-FET design or something else is entirely up to you. With that comes the necessity to do just that. To assemble a simple […]Read more "Review: MFB Nanozwerg Pro"
This is a tricky one. Do I like it, or rather not? I’m not so sure. To find out why that is, you’ll have to read on.Read more "Review: Makenoise René Mk.2"
I finally took the time to deep-dive the Squarp Hermod Eurorack sequencer a little. Are you interested in this one? You should be!Read more "Review: Squarp Hermod"
There’s maybe no other manufacturer who has received as much bashing as Behringer has. Ranging from “they took our jobs” over “crappy and for kids” to “even if it’s good, it makes my heart cry”. That last comment was targeted at Behringer’s DeepMind analogue polysynth, which takes not just a little bit of inspiration from […]Read more "Review: Behringer Neutron"
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"