Synthesizers


Ready for some time travel? Are you familiar with the Orchestron or the company Vako Orchestron? Well, in any case you should be since the Orchestron not only has its roots deep down in the Moog soil, as well as with the toy manufacturer Mattel, but it is also the signature […]

Exploring the signature sounds of the intriguing Mellotron contender from ...


Are you a Pocket Operator? If you are, you are certainly not alone. With the exponential growth in mobile instruments, both when it comes to instruments available for mobile devices like the iPad, and with hardware pocket-sized instruments like Korg’s Volca series. In the forefront of this development we also […]

I’m an operator with my pocket calculator – Behind the ...


With its 4 independent digital voltage-controlled oscillators the E370 Quad Morphing VCO is a Eurorack compatible module that will allow you to really complex soundscapes. On Kickstarter this Eurorack component have just in a few days exceeded all targets and is now moving in to production. Launched by Paul Schreiber of Synthesis […]

E370 – Possibly the only Eurorack oscillator you will need



After four years in silence and in turmoil Paul and Phil Hartnoll appears to have put their differences a side and decided to hit the road again in 2017. A couple of days ago Orbital released a new track called ‘Kinetic 2017’ with which they hope to get the dance […]

Still in orbit – Orbital returns with Kinetic 2017


NAMM 2017 has ended and compared with the 2015/16 versions, this year’s event left us a bit on the disappointment side of things. Perhaps one cannot hope that each year will surpass the previous in terms of awesome releases of new software and thrilling new machines on the hardware side, […]

NAMM 2017 – Excitement that came and went


Not sure how many times one has thought of investing in a real modular machine park, and in particular one by Don Buchla. It doesn’t matter how many standard synthesizer you light up in the dark, the comparison with a full blown Buchla glowing and playing a self-generating patch in […]

Avant-garde and the source of uncertainty



Today minimalism is a given but when Steve Reich did the same in the 60’s and 70’s things were quite different, pioneering the use of tape loops and phase patterns Steve, alongside Philip Glass and Terry Riley, have had a massive influence on today’s music scene. Now in 2016 it […]

The legacy of Steve Reich – Minimalism and Music for ...





Perhaps not infinite, but surely close enough – the sound shaping capabilities of 2CAudio’s Kaleidoscope are immense and the overall approach from a UI perspective really pushes the envelope. After having spent some days in the Stereoklang studio with Kaleidoscope it is quite clear that the team behind Kaleidoscope still […]

2CAudio Kaleidoscope – Sound creation goes unlimited



KORG is a synthesizer company (no shit! hehe) that has truly embraced modern computing platforms. The company has made both top notch clones of their legacy machines like the MS-20, as well as new innovative apps like the KORG Gadget. Bandai Namco, on the other hand, has been very slow […]

KORG and Bandai Namco – The perfect marriage



It has been many collaborations throughout the years for the immensely productive electro-pop maestro Vince Clarke. Taking a quick look through Vince’s discography, and disregarding his main contributions in Depeche Mode, Yazoo and Erasure, the list is long including acts like Jar, Gore, BT, Burns, Ane Brun, The Good Natured, Blamange, […]

“Home house” dance music – Interview with Vince Clarke and ...