0 Views ·Posted 03/22/2023
Gabriel Richards tests the ExpressiveE Osmose Synthesizer and MPE Controller, a 24-voice polyphonic synthesizer with an innovative way to control sound using gestures. This unit blends tradition and innovation, allowing you to unleash your creativity. Does this technology interest you? 0:00 - Main Specs 0:43 - In Use 3:03 - Physical Specs 5:18 - Interface (Menus and Presets) 13:49 - MPE Controller 15:44 - Is This for You
0 Views ·Posted 01/08/2023
Gabriel Richards demos the re-released, retro, and legendary Moog synthesizer, the Minimoog Model D! This updated version maintains the exact sound engine as the original but with some additions, including analog LFO and Filter Contour as modulation sources, a Fatar TP-9 keybed with velocity and aftertouch, CV outputs for Pitch, Aftertouch, Velocity, and Gate, an external Modulation CV input, MIDI In, Out, and Thru, and improved circuit-board connectors for touring reliability. 0:00 - Introductory jam 1:
by Trevor Collins ·Posted 01/05/2023
Expressive E, in collaboration with Haken Audio, announced the release of a new standalone polyphonic synthesizer, the Osmose. Designed to set a new standard for musical expressivity, the Osmose features a deep, modular digital sound engine; hundreds of high-quality, ready-to-use presets; and new MPE gesture technology that allows you to not only play with ease but unlock new ways to control sound, such as pressing,
by Robert Rives ·Posted 12/16/2022
Synthesizer designs in the 21st century have returned to hands-on control knobs for immediate, tactile sound sculpting, but when you switch between stored patches, the knobs don't accurately reflect the settings. This mismatch can lead to sudden, abrupt changes in the sound—like that time your dramatic live filter sweep accidentally began with the frequency knob maxed out. Well, all that is set to change with the introduction of the
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted 04/28/2022
I’ve been a fan of Novation since the early 2000s when the company released the virtual analog Nova series. To this day, I still own and love my Nova desktop synth. When I was asked if I was interested in writing a hands-on review of the Novation Peak, I couldn’t say no. The Peak is a hybrid 8-voice analog/digital synthesizer. There are pros and cons to both analog and digital technologies,
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 02/09/2021
Joining Novation's popular and portable Circuit Series music-making machines is Circuit Tracks, a potent groovebox (and so much more) purpose-built for EDM and dance music production in the studio or anywhere creativity flows. With its dual poly-synth engines, sample-based drum tracks, screen-free workflow, and internal rechargeable four-hour battery, Circuit Tracks is an all-in-one music studio solution that can go
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted 12/16/2020
During the holidaze, it's easy to get overwhelmed, and sometimes we forget to get a gift for that someone special. If that someone is a musician, then we've got a list of great gift ideas that won't break the bank and will guarantee to put a smile on their face. Digital Metronome For hundreds of years, musicians have used a mechanical musical chronometer, or a metronome, to keep tempo during practice and performances. Any musician will find a metronome invaluable. The
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted 11/27/2020
Despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, synthesizer manufacturers have been churning out some magnificent instruments with a wide pallet of sonic inspirations. This buying guide features 2020’s best offerings. From the top of the line to the basic budget, you will find something for everyone. Arturia Arturia turned some heads years ago with its release of the classic MatrixBrute. This year, the company upped the ante with
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 11/18/2020
Many kinds of keyboard players will be delighted by Korg’s new offering of music workstations and synths. Whether you need a workhorse to handle your live shows, an FM synth to explore the boundaries of sound design, or a powerful controller to serve as the nerve center of all your Eurorack gear and drum machines, Korg has you covered.   For live players who rely on a Korg keyboard workstation during shows, Korg is releasing the
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 10/29/2020
Leave it to Moog to make esoteric electronic musical instruments that are bound to intrigue anyone from the synth-curious musician to the avid collector. The company's latest releases feature the limited-run return of the Werkstatt-01 analog synth kit and the Claravox Centennial premium performance theremin, available in standard
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 08/25/2020
If you’re a real synth player—a person who can speak with authority to the differences between West Coast and East Coast synthesis—then at some point you’ve fantasized about owning your very own vocoder. Now, with the Limited Run of the Arturia MicroFreak Vocoder, you can do exactly that: you can own a vocoder at price that won’t break the bank, and with sonics that sound like it’s breaking the very same bank.
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 02/04/2020
The Vocoder is such a classic sound that many renowned software companies try their darnedest to recreate this one-of-a-kind effect digitally. However, for some discerning ears, only the original will suffice; now, these discerning ears can purchase the original unit: The Moog 16 Channel Vocoder is risen anew, for all those who love the workflow and authenticity of the original, as well as its timbre.
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 01/16/2020
You're in luck if you're a guitarist, synthesizer player, hobbyist keyboardist, professional keyboard player, live-sound engineer, or headphone-using DJ, because Korg has a bevy of new products available for you—and you can see them directly by clicking this link. There are so many products to cover, so let’s get started without any delay. First in the spotlight are Korg’s SV-2 lines of stage pianos, complete with built-in speakers if you want to practice at home. Coming in
442 Views ·Posted 11/11/2019
If you're a Rick and Morty fan and a musician, then this vocal synthesizer is for you! Teenage engineering creates products that make you want to create great music, and this pocket operator is no different! Learn more about the teenage engineering PO-137 Rick and Morty Pocket Operator click here
by Staff Writer ·Posted 09/25/2019
Look, we don’t need to tell you about the legendary DAW Reason—it’s one of the oldest, most reliable, and most trustworthy tools for electronic music production. You probably know about its powerful sequencer, rack effects, and excellent soft-synths. So, if we were to announce a new version of Reason 11, we could see why it might not elicit excitement. What is there be to announce? New soft-synths? A higher-quality mix engine? An overhaul to Re-Wire behavior, so that it might better