Roland JD-XI Crossover Synth – Review

March 31, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A new product category for Roland, with 128 note SuperNATURAL synth engine, plus 1 Osc analog (filter) synth voice, vocoder and 4 track sequencer – is it a bundle of fun?

The Roland JD-Xi synthesizer is a new mini-synth that offers an analog monosynth, dual digital synths, 808-style drum sequencing and a digital effects section.

According to the company, the JD-Xi gives musicians the best of both worlds: the warm, smooth response of classic analog, and the clarity and versatility of modern digital.

Dave Smith Pro 2 my first 16 minutes of playing, unboxing and small review!

January 10, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

First impression and playing time on the Dave Smith Pro 2, lots of knobs, lots of sounds, lots of fun!

New ELECTRIBE Review! Part – B first Beat patern making

December 29, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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ELECTRIBE 2 ! – this is the making of my first beat pattern on this machine and a discussion of the process ( actual time 20 minutes, edited down to 10 ) , and the second part of my review – more video soon. Subscribe, ask questions and make requests.

All music featured in this video is my original composition, played with the synthesizer I am reviewing.

Moog Sub 37 Review

December 12, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Moog’s new affordable mono seems to be the bee’s knees. We take a look at the SUB 37 Tribute edition.
For review notes: http://www.sonicstate.com/news/2014/1…

“The Sub 37 feels like a properly grown up synthesizer,” notes Batt, “with really musical parameter scaling – and is well worth the asking price.”
The Sub 37 Tribute Edition is a limited edition (2-note) paraphonic analog synthesizer. It’s built on the Sub Phatty sound engine, but its panel features 40 knobs, 74 switches and has a dedicated LCD display.

Xils-lab PolyKB II Analog Morphing Synthesizer Plugin Review

November 22, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Checking out PolyKB II from Xils-lab, it’s a plugin based on the vintage Poly Kobol analog synth from RSF syntheszers. It has a classic interface with morphable oscillators and a bunch of other modulation options. Most importantly, it has a very warm and vintage tone to it, I was definitely sleeping on this one. Excuse the extra blank space at the end of the video, forgot to remove it lol.

Read the full review: http://soundsandgear.com/xils-lab-pol…

Product page: https://www.xils-lab.com/pages/PolyKB…

Available at Sweetwater also for $149: http://fave.co/1xv5kwF

Learn Maschine: http://MaschineTutorials.com

MUTE SYNTH Review – Wet & Dirty #TTNM

November 4, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here is a very serious review and sound demo of the Dirty Electronics Mute Synth I, a handheld noise synth with a twist … or tilt. More info below. Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c…

The Mute Synth is controlled by bridging connections with your fingers. It’s a weirdly fun noise maker and I’m looking forward to the Mute Synth II, which is just around the corner. What do you think?

Official Websites:
http://dirtyelectronics.org
http://www.mutebank.co.uk

Soulsby Atmegatron 8-bit hackable monophonic synth review

May 2, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Checking out the brand new Atmegatron synthesizers from Soulsby. It’s a crazy little desktop synth with tons of waveforms, 15 filter types, the ability to upload your own waveforms, and even change or hack the OS to turn it into a totally different synthesizer! It has a very different front panel so we go through the layout as well as the sounds and I even show you a few of the unreleased OS versions as well as the official Atcyclatron OS which turns it into a wavetable cyclling synth!

Get the synth here: http://soulsbysynths.com/atmegatron-c…

Read the full review here: http://soundsandgear.com/soulsby-atme…

MS20 Kit – Review

April 5, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

We build our own full-size MS20, add a filter selection switch and compare with an original.

Arturia MiniBrute Review

January 10, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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My reaction and playing around with the Minibrute. Also included is a quick look at the preset templates. Check out this awesome analog synth!

Waldorf Pulse 2 Analog Synth – Review

December 12, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This three oscillator analog with 8 voice paraphonic operation, has slipped under the radar a little with some of the other big monosynth releases this year. I think it deserves a closer inspection.

Waldorf Pulse 2, Analog Monophonic Desktop Synthesizer, 3 analog oscillators + 1 noise generator, Pulse width modulation, Hard thomann sync, 24dB/12db Lowpass, 12db Highpass/Bandpass filter modes, Arpeggiator, 8-slot Modulation Matrix, Connections: USB, MIDI, External analog signal input, Stereo line out, Headphone out, 128×64 character backlit LCD, Backwards compatible with classic Pulse, 8 stainless steel knobs, 500 Sound Programs

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