Roland JD-XA – All you can eat review

August 13, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

We take a look at the SuperNatrual engine, the sequncer and other aspects. There’s a lot to cover – so grab a cuppa..

The JD-XA’s analog side features a discrete, four-part engine with true analog filters and a direct dry output.

Each part has two oscillators, along with filter and amp sections and four envelopes with incredibly fast attack and response times. There are also two LFOs with super-smooth coverage from ultra-slow to ultra-fast.

After building an analog sound, users can route it directly to the dry output, or send it to the onboard digital effects to shape the sound further.

On the digital side, the JD-XA is equipped with a four-part, 64-voice sound engine powered by Roland’s SuperNATURAL synthesizer technology. The engine is compatible with the synth engine from the INTEGRA-7 sound module, a favorite of top producers, composers, and sound designers. This allows users to take advantage of the large library of custom INTEGRA-7 sounds, available for free at Roland’s Axial website.

For more info on the Roland JD-Xa, see the Roland site.

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!

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