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 modulator, or any combination of the above. Medusa combines Dreadbox’s great sounding analog synth capabilities with PolyEnd’s experience in making SEQ – its powerful and yet easy to use sequencer. They call it a Hybrid Synth and it is indeed a combination of a few things – it has both analog and digital oscillators, it’s both a monophonic and polyphonic or paraphonic depending on yourRead More →

Elektron’s new Analog Heat MKII is an updated version of their analog enhancer and destroyer. The sound circuits remain mostly the same but the new interface and screen make a big difference. The Analog Heat isn’t cheap, so hopefully this review will help you evaluate if it’s worth it. Here’s my detailed review, walk-through and sound test with various sound sources on all eight analog circuits:   Timeline: 0:00 Overview 0:50 Analog Heat MKI vs MKII 1:20 Detailed sound test for the Character circuits with various audio sources 1:30 808 drums 3:50 Electric guitar 7:05 Sine waves 8:40 Digitone FM 9:30 The Filter 11:00 EQRead More →

I’d love to hear from you! Please mail me at: ziv (at) loopopmusic (dot) com Here’s some background about this site and its companion YouTube channel. What drove me to open this site and channel is my deep appreciation for others sharing their knowledge online, and the need to reciprocate in kind. I do enjoy digging deep into what a piece of electronic music gear can do – and learning by having someone show you is the best way to do that, especially considering cryptic manuals some manufacturers create. It almost goes without saying that aside from having someone teach you in person, YouTube isRead More →