Peak from Novation is an 8-voice hybrid synth – with digital FPGA based oscillators, an analog filter, drive and distortion, and digital effects – and it just got a pretty big firmware update with interesting new features. This video gives a brief overview of Peak … Continue reading Novation Peak 1.2: Tutorial and 10 patch ideas
Pigments from Arturia is a new software synth that is their own original creation, rather than an emulation of a vintage synth. Is it the best sounding synth ever? I think it sounds pretty good but I’ll leave that decision … Continue reading Arturia Pigments: 5 ways it will help you learn synthesis
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
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?