Arturia MicroFreak Vocoder Tutorial

Arturia MicroFreak Vocoder Review: 14 Vocoder ideas and tips for legibility and fun…

It turns out there’s a hidden audio input in every MicroFreak. Arturia just released a new firmware (and special edition MicroFreak) that unlocks it. Here’s my full review with 14 vocoder ideas tips and tricks: TIMELINE: 0:00 Intro 0:15 Hidden … Continue reading Arturia MicroFreak Vocoder Review: 14 Vocoder ideas and tips for legibility and fun…

Transform your synth - Matriarch Pairings

Transform your synth: 10 semi-modular pairing ideas shown with Moog Matriarch

A few simple pairings can drastically transform your semi-modular synth. In this video I explore 10 ideas to extend Moog’s Matriarch, many of which are applicable to other synths: TIMELINE: 0:00 Intro 0:45 Back panel jacks 1:35 Wavefolder 4:25 Drive … Continue reading Transform your synth: 10 semi-modular pairing ideas shown with Moog Matriarch

modular analog ram

Modular/Analog “RAM”? How to store generative melodies & rhythms using sample & hold and a sequential switch

The thing that makes modules like Turing Machine and Marbles unique isn’t just their ability to generate random sequences, but also their ability to freeze randomness once a compelling pattern is presented to you. These modules are digital, so they … Continue reading Modular/Analog “RAM”? How to store generative melodies & rhythms using sample & hold and a sequential switch

Moog Subharmonicon review and tutorial

The New Moog Subharmonicon Reviewed: Full Tutorial with 9 patch ideas and pairings

Two years after I built the workshop edition of the Subharmonicon, Moog is releasing a new mass-production version. It’s better in several few ways – here’s the full review, including quite a few patching and pairing ideas: TIMELINE: 0:00 Intro … Continue reading The New Moog Subharmonicon Reviewed: Full Tutorial with 9 patch ideas and pairings

Animals and synths tips and ideas

14 Synth Tips and Ideas with Animals and Synthesizers (from Instagram…)

If you like synths and are on Instagram there’s a good chance you’ve seen and heard the beautiful synth and animal soundtracks created by AnimalsAndSynthesizers. Here’s a behind the scenes look at his workflow: Follow here!  TIMELINE: 0:00 Intro0:35 Origin … Continue reading 14 Synth Tips and Ideas with Animals and Synthesizers (from Instagram…)

Elektron Model Cycles Review and Tutorial

Elektron Model Cycles Review, full tutorial and 7 tips and tricks

Model:Cycles from Elektron is a standalone FM and drum synthesis based groovebox with a focus on knob per function control and simplified synthesis models. Elektron took a different approach here compared to its higher end Digitone – rather than give … Continue reading Elektron Model Cycles Review, full tutorial and 7 tips and tricks

Behringer K-2 and MS-20 tutorial and review

BEHRINGER K-2 Tutorial & Review, with 18 patch ideas that also apply to KORG’s MS-20

K-2 is Behringer‘s clone of Korg’s MS-20. Aside from screeching filters, K-2 also includes MS-20’s unique and quirky features, so this tutorial applies to both synths alike. In this video, I explain everything from the intricacies of hz/v and s-trigs, through to … Continue reading BEHRINGER K-2 Tutorial & Review, with 18 patch ideas that also apply to KORG’s MS-20