Volca FM2 is a new and improved version of the original Volca FM hardware with 6 voices, a MIDI output, new reverb effect and presets and more — both modeled after the sound engine of Yamaha’s legendary DX7, so much … Continue reading Review: Korg Volca FM2 vs OG // DX-7 based synth gets better // Volca FM 2 synthesis tutorial
Implexus is an analog mono-synth inspired by both east and west coast synthesis techniques. It’s a knob per function synth – there’s no shift key or hidden features, unless you count the small patch bay in the back, that makes … Continue reading Majella IMPLEXUS // Wild West (Coast) Wave Wrangler – Is it worth it? Review and Tutorial
Softpop 2 is a refreshingly original semi modular synth. It isn’t wired like other synths, and it has quite a unique choice of modules. It’s an analog monophonic synth with digital controls, that’s designed to explore what happens when things … Continue reading SoftPop 2 Review – A Refreshingly Original Semi-modular Synth // Tutorial, vs OG Bastl SoftPop
A couple of weeks ago Presonus announced a new controller called ATOM SQ, and I was intrigued by its offset dual row design. Most multifunction grid pad controllers let you play piano keyboard style layouts, but I always find the location of … Continue reading Review and tutorial: ATOM SQ and its innovative offset pads
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
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 … Continue reading What’s new in MK2? Elektron Analog Heat MKII review and sound test: Is it worth it?
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 … Continue reading Contact & Privacy
The Moog Mother-32 is an amazingly powerful and great sounding synth with quite a few hidden gems and expandable capabilities – check them out in this clip along with a full review: The intro music is a cover of Infected … Continue reading Moog Mother-32 review and 9 hidden gems