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)"
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"
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"
Back in January, my plan looked something like this: have an idea what needs to be done in sound design (and have started on it) before end of January. have a mastering concept defined by mid-February. have sound design and mix completed by end of February. have the cover art completed by end of February. […]Read more "Erlanger Programm: The Last Stretch"
The steps taken this week were definitely not Giant Steps – yet without completing a formal milestone, they now give this project a feel of “most of it accomplished”.Read more "Erlanger Programm: Small but Important Steps"
Analogue synths. They’ve been all the rage (again) for quite some time, and now is a good time to use them. And as it so happens, I happen to have a good starting point to go all-out-analogue. So how would I do that?Read more "The Analogue Synth Setup – A Case Study"
The lemma: right now is the (second) golden age of analog synthesizers. To understand why, you need to read. About the MS20mini, the Voyager, the Tetrag, the Pulse 2, and many more wonderful beasts. Includes the combo of a person and a company who might very well be the reason for that golden age.Read more "Analog Synths – The Second Golden Age?"
Today, I talk a little about those funny names for synthesizer synthesis concepts that marketing folks come up with all the time…and what they mean.Read more "Synthesizers: About those synthesis concepts"