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
706 Views· Posted 12/26/2016
In this video, Greg Johnson demonstrates the Korg Monologue, a monophonic all-analog synthesizer with a fully programmable single-voice architecture and 100 fully editable presets, well suited for musicians and analog enthusiasts. Building upon the success of the Minilogue Polyphonic Synthesizer, Korg
2,450 Views· Posted 02/23/2016
In the following “Quick Listen” video, Greg Johnson demonstrates the Korg Minilogue Polyphonic Synthesizer and shows how this powerful new synthesizer can be a useful addition to any musician’s inventory. The video explores some of the 100 Factory/User presets and how to utilize the onboard true-analog oscillators, filter, amplifier, envelope generators, and LFO. Johnson shows us each of its eight modes including 4-Voice, Duo,
1,570 Views· Posted 01/21/2016
We're taking a look and a listen to 3 new additions to Teenage Engineering's line of pocket synthesizers.
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
3,285 Views· Posted 03/13/2015
In this video, Rob Rives shows us three new pocket synthesizers from Teenage Engineering and Cheap Monday: the PO-12 Rhythm for drums, the PO-14 Sub for bass, and the PO
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
2,506 Views· Posted 12/31/2013
In this video we check out the three new Volca grooveboxes from Korg; the Bass, the Beats, and the Keys. Ultra-portable, easy to use, and inexpensive, the Volcas deliver great analog sounds and interface with other audio gear via MIDI.
280 Views· Posted 12/18/2013
In this roundup we check out several gift ideas including a metronome/tuner, two ultra-portable looper and FX machines, a drum programmer, and an amazing portable synthesizer and workstation among other items.
379 Views· Posted 11/11/2013
With a new 20 voice, 4 part multi-timbral DSP sound engine, 4 arpeggiators, Morphing, Mutating, and total hands-on sound control, the Nord Lead 4 is an electronic sound generating powerhouse.
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.
381 Views· Posted 02/10/2011
With 3 virtual synth engines and numerous sliders, button, and knobs, the Gaia puts the fun back into sound programming.