Every now and then when I review a digital synth, there’s someone that comments “it’s just a MIDI controller with a built in VST” – and technically, they’re right. Any digital synth is just a controller, computer and software bundled … Continue reading Soundforce SFC-60 Review – Does it make sense to buy a MIDI controller dedicated to a plugin synth?
Super 6 from UDO audio is a 12 voice hybrid synth, with analog filters and digital FPGA based oscillators – which are intended to provide the best of the analog and digital worlds – high frequency modulation like analog … Continue reading UDO Super 6 Full Review
Akai just added a new DrumSynth plugin for their entire MPC and Force product line, which is great news for people who don’t like to go through endless sample folders to get the sound their after. The question is as … Continue reading Akai MPC DRUMSYNTH Review, Pros and Cons
SQ-64 is a desktop sequencer from Korg, with three polyphonic melodic tracks and fourth drum track. It can sequence over MIDI and has plenty of CV outputs as well, for modular or semi modular gear. In this video I take … Continue reading KORG SQ-64 Review and full tutorial
OPSIX from Korg is a six operator digital synth designed for FM, phase modulation, subtractive synthesis, waveshaping and audio rate cross modulation, with up to 32 voices. In this video I explain how all those things work in opsix, including … Continue reading Korg OPSIX – review, tutorial and 10 patch ideas
Nautilus is a workstation keyboard that’s very similar to Kronos, Korg’s Flagship Workstation keyboard, but priced about a third less. In this video, I take a look at what was improved and what was removed, what its workflow is like, … Continue reading Korg NAUTILUS Review, Tutorial, and Comparison to KRONOS
Pulsar 23 is SOMA Lab’s 4 voice drum synth, and like their Lyra 8, what makes it special is its semi modular design and embrace of feedback loops. You can use it like a traditional drum synth, but the whole … Continue reading SOMA PULSAR 23 Review, tutorial and 10 patch ideas and tips
Bluebox from 1010Music is a 12 track digital mixer designed for synths, eurorack modules and other electronic music instruments. The main idea behind it is simple – to save space on the desktop compared to bigger mixers by not providing … Continue reading 1010Music BLUEBOX Review – Is it the new king of synth mixers?
Solar 50 from Elta Music is a 10 voice synth with 50 independently tunable analog oscillators. It’s actually not as complicated as it looks, but it does represent a non-traditional and experimental approach to how synths should be programmed and … Continue reading SOLAR 50 Review, full tutorial and patch ideas
The TR-6S is the “mini-me” version of Roland’s TR-8S. It has the same exact sound engine, 6 tracks instead of 11 and fewer hands-on controls and inputs and outputs, but is more portable, it can be battery powered and takes … Continue reading Roland TR-6S vs TR-8S vs MC-101 – Review and full workflow tutorial