Semi modular synths are becoming increasingly popular, so much so that it almost feels like if your synth doesn’t have a patch bay, you might be missing out on something, like interesting sequencers such as Rene 2 or Ornament and … Continue reading MIDI to CV and back: Can your “regular” synth become semi-modular?
For the past two years, every time I discovered something non-obvious about Ableton Live I jotted it down, and the result is this clip and the accompanying tips to be added in the November edition of my book – available … Continue reading Don’t Panic! Ableton Live Explained in 37 minutes or less
This video is a comprehensive tutorial for Squarp’s Pyramid sequencer – one of the most feature packed sequencers out there. If you want a shorter review and comparison to Hermod, Squarp’s modular sequencer – here’s a link to it. This video … Continue reading Squarp Pyramid – Comprehensive Sequencer 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?
Have you ever hooked up a new piece of gear into your setup and suddenly heard a horrible noise you weren’t expecting? Or just had an unbearable noise find its way into your recording without you noticing in the heat … Continue reading 6 simple and cheap ways to fix hum, buzz and ground loop noise issues
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
Elektron describe the Digitakt as a “Drum Computer and Sampler”, but it can actually do much more. Not only is it a full blown subtractive synth, but due to its unique LFO destinations, it can be used for quite a … Continue reading 16 Advanced Digitakt Ideas, Tips and Tricks
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