Yamaha’s MODX is the less expensive, more portable version of their flagship Montage synth. It has the same exact synth engine as its bigger brother – but at a price which makes it a very interesting player in today’s synth … Continue reading Yamaha MODX Review: Everything you need to know
The ContinuuMini is a new portable synthesizer and smaller brother to one of the most unique instruments I’ve ever played – the Continuum, also from Haken Audio. There are two things that make the Continuums special – their extremely sensitive … Continue reading Loopop exclusive: ContinuuMini review and tutorial
Arturia’s KeyLab Essential and the new KeyLab MK2 look quite similar but the premium MK2 version costs about two and a half times more than Keylab Essential. Let’s take a look at the real differences between them, the pros and … Continue reading Arturia KeyLab MK2 vs KeyLab Essential: Is it worth the price difference?
Novation’s SL MkIII is a big departure from versions one and two that came before it, and most other MIDI keyboards on the market, because it’s not just a DAW and Hardware instrument controller, it’s also a standalone 8 track … Continue reading Novation SL MK3 Review: Is it a game-changing controller?
Make Noise have just released the new version of Rene – an update to the original Rene from 2009, which, according to Modular Grid, is the most popular Eurorack sequencer and one of the most popular eurorack modules overall. The … Continue reading Make Noise RENE 2 Review: Eurorack’s top sequencer gets a major redesign
I’ve been traveling this week – to Knobcon in Chicago – and took two very odd travel companions on the road with me – Bastl’s SoftPop and Gecho’s Loopsynth. They’re very different, but the thing they have in common, other … Continue reading Double Synth Review: Bastl SoftPop and Gecho Loopsynth – two odd travel companions
Native Instruments just released MASCHINE MIKRO MK3 – the new entry level hardware controller for MASCHINE – its hardware-software beatmaking/groovebox platform, and two immediate questions come to mind – how is it different from the MK2 version of MIKRO, and … Continue reading MIKRO MK3 vs MASCHINE MK3 vs MIKRO MK2: What is it and how it compares
Medusa is an innovative new synth, the result of a collaboration between Dreadbox and PolyEnd. The core of what’s new with Medusa is the GRID – a multi-mode expressive interface that can be used as an instrument, a sequencer, a … Continue reading Review: Medusa by PolyEnd and Dreadbox, and its grid explained
Grandmother is the latest semi-modular analog synth from Moog. There have been increasingly more and more semi modular synths released in recent years and the demand for rewiring synths and interfacing them with other modular gear grows. In this clip … Continue reading Unlocking Grandmother’s Secrets: Review, ideas and tips for Moog’s latest semi modular synth
A few years ago 1010Music released Bitbox – a simplified but extremely powerful Ableton-Live style sampler, slicer and clip launcher – by far the most advanced Eurorack sampler I’ve ever seen. Where it gets a little confusing is that since … Continue reading 1010Music SERIES 1 Eurorack Powerhouse: Review and sound test for Bitbox, Fxbox and Synthbox