In this post, we discuss simple (synth) envelopes. “Simple” meaning simpler than ADSR.Read more "Synth Envelopes: The Simple Ones"
Who would want that? Is that even possible? And before that, what am I trying to do exactly?Read more "Synth Thoughts: Building Semi-Modulars from Modules"
This post got motivated by a twitter discussion some time ago: MODULAR QUESTION: @moinlabs @smetoyermusic @DivKid What is the benefit in using a second VCA with, for example, a full synth voice, like a drum module? I see DivKid doing it and he claims to be “further sculpting” the sound by cv’ing it. Like he […]Read more "Synth Thoughts: Multiple VCAs"
In Part II of my quest for interesting synths of today, we’ll be looking at the revived US makers of old. and those that didn’t fit any other category. We’ll have a brief look at the Eurorack Elephant in the room, before we try some sort of conclusion.Read more "Which Synth to get? – Part 2"
Stick with me for an overview of today’s synth market – from an admittedly self-centered perspective.Read more "Which Synth to get?"
Following in the series on posts about synth envelopes, here’s the promised case study on the venerable Korg Wavestation – finally!Read more "Synth Envelopes – Case Studies: Korg Wavestation"
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"
This article is about the difference of direct and indirect material. About technology which sometimes feels all but forgotten. About Kailath’s take on Schur’s fancy algorithm. But in the end, it’s about musicRead more "More Than Moore: The Analogue Signal Chain Album Greenlighted"
I picked a single note – a G. And a step-sequencer approach thinking in 16th notes. And added synthesizers. This is the result: Following my strategy to use the DAW’s onboard tools when working on a sketch, the synths are virtual ones: the main synth is Retrologue, and the two synths doubling that (rushing and […]Read more "R&D: Acid de uma nota so"
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"