3,079 Views· Posted 12/18/2017
In the following video, Rob Rives compares several hardware synthesizers for anyone looking to acquire their first synth. This video explores analog versus digital and module versus keyboard. We showcase the Roland SE-02, the Waldorf Bloefeld, and the
1,318 Views· Posted 10/14/2016
In the following “Quick Listen” video, Gregory Johnson and Prentiss Thompson demonstrate the handmade Minimoog Model D, with its authentic vintage analog sound engine. Each player explores the three oscillators, modifiers, and the classic Moog low-pass ladder filter with resonance. Check out examples of the hardwired overdrive modification, the Fatar keyboard, which offers velocity and aftertouch, and the use of an expression pedal to
2,442 Views· Posted 09/08/2015
In the following video, we demonstrate the Roland JD-XA Analog/Digital Hybrid Synthesizer, giving a quick listen to this powerful new synth, exploring its functions, controls, and features. The sequencer, which allows you to record up to 16 tracks, mute parts, and record knob and fader moves, is put through its paces. Finally, our very own Rob Rives and Greg Johnson paint an audible picture of what this machine can do when
1,368 Views· 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
62 Views· Posted 12/17/2013
In this video we take a look at 4 very portable USB controller keyboards that allow musicians to play music using computer software or iOS apps.
565 Views· Posted 09/18/2013
The Novation Bass Station II features two oscillators, a sub-oscillator, Classic and Acid filters, an arpeggiator, and effects, making the Bass Station II a powerful machine for bass sounds and more.
1,219 Views· Posted 09/09/2013
More than just keyboards, the Axiom A.I.R. line of controllers feature pads, faders, rotary knobs, buttons, and more. They also use HyperControl technology to automatically map those controls to supported DAWs.