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 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 05/12/2020
If you’re a big-time modular synth aficionado, you ought to check out the Moog Subharmonicon, a crazy, new stand-alone synthesizer that’s compatible with the Eurorack modular format, now available at B&H. This esoteric instrument gives you amazing tools to create experimental, avant-garde rhythmic patterns. Utilizing polyrhythms and subharmonic frequencies, you’ll be able to create tapestries of sound that
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted 05/18/2020
Building upon the success of the classic Jupiter series, Roland’s latest flagship synthesizer provides a sound and feature set designed for today’s music producers, sound designers, and performing musicians. Harnessing Roland’s ZEN-Core advanced synthesis engine, the Jupiter-X can generate a stunning array of tones and sounds, from classic analog and vintage digital to modern synthesis sounds. You'll find the sounds of the Jupiter
by Robert Rives ·Posted 11/08/2019
Despite what you may have heard, even synth nerds love the holidays. If the special someone in your life thrills to the bouncy analog chords in Paul McCartney’s “Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time,” they may appreciate getting one (or more) of these electronic audio stocking stuffers. Korg Nu:Tekt NTS-1 Isn’t building your gift part of the fun? Korg puts you right on the factory floor with its new NTS-1 kit. Don’t worry, it’s easy; there’s
by Staff Writer ·Posted 09/06/2019
Korg has some new goodies for you and, here at B&H, we’re proud to announce them. Today, we welcome the Nu:tekt NTS-1 and the KROSS 88 MB Synthesizer workstation. One is an easy-to-assemble DIY synthesizer kit, while the other provides everything from keyboard sounds to sampling to sequences in an 88-key keyboard. Have you ever wanted
by Staff Writer ·Posted 07/19/2019
Awwwwwww yeah—it’s time to get schwifty! You gotta get schwifty in here, with these Teenage Engineering PO-137 Rick & Morty Pocket Operators! Take off the case and the casing—four-on-the-floor beats, crazy synth sequences, and more are all possible, thanks to this handy little synthesizer. You’ll find eight vocal samples straight from the voice behind Rick and/or Morty himself, Mr. Justin Roiland. Teenage Engineering
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 04/27/2018
Teenage engineering Pocket Operators are a perennial favorite of on-the-go hardware synth programmers, because their simple interface, battery operation, and panoply of good sound make them ideal for mobile music making. Here are three more models for you to sink your teeth into (not literally, of course, unless you want to be chewing on circuit boards). teenage engineering PO-33 KO Pocket Operator Micro Sampler
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In the following video, B&H’s resident audio guru, Rob Rives, demonstrates the Arturia Virtual Collection 4, an amalgam of 13 of the company’s 64-bit virtual instruments. Rives runs through a handful of demos, giving you a taste of what some of the included virtual instruments’ capabilities, as well as how their sounds can complement each other while building a track. He also demonstrates some of the included presets
by BH Online Videos ·Posted 09/18/2014
In the following video, Rob Rives, with guest Prentiss Thompson, demonstrate the Moog Sub 37 Analog Synthesizer, the most recent synthesizer available from the company. The video explores the synth's capabilities, including its monophonic and paraphonic modes, its arpeggiator, and sequencer. Rives also delves into the 37-key keyboard and how it can be used as a MIDI controller for other synths or software. We showcase its ladder filter and