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"
Here’s my seasonal wish/gift list – the things you might want to wish for if you are or give if you know a synth/music kinda guy.Read more "A Seasonal Gift/Wish List for the Synth People"
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"
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"
Envelopes. The most important components of a synthesizer outside of the signal path. They’re pretty simple, though – or are they?Read more "About Synth Envelopes"