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Synths and Keyboards
Review of the Nektar LX88 Controller Keyboard
April 23, 2016

The Controller Keyboard market is extremely crowded these days so when I came to choose a dedicated keyboard for my soft synths, it took a while to narrow down my shortlist to a few and then to one, the Nektar LX88. So what does it offer and how does i …

Squarp Instruments’ Pyramid Polyrhythmic Sequencer
May 30, 2015

Avant-garde musical hardware researcher and developer Squarp Instruments is proud to announce that it is already accepting preorders on its inaugural Pyramid Polyrhythmic Sequencer breakthrough — an advanced hardware standalone sequencer running propri …

Review of the XILS-lab ‘miniSyn’X’ Synthex synth emulation
May 2, 2015

XILS-lab is a French company specialising in software recreations of some of the most famous classic analogue synths and Vocoders including the EMS VCS3, and the RSF PolyKobol. The miniSyn’X software emulation of the Elka Synthex brings one of the most iconic 1980’s era analogue synthesizers to within reach of a much wider audience. Read the full review with audio samples here …

Frank Perri reviews the Moog Minitaur
December 14, 2012

The analog revival is in full swing. Analog synthesis is not only experiencing a resurgence, but also a renaissance. In the middle of all this, what does Moog, a trusted name in analog for decades decide to do? They release a synth that just deals with the bottom line, and that’s it. But as you’ll find, the bottom is what it does best, but not the only trick it knows.

Camel Audio – Alchemy 1.5 Review
November 2, 2012

Camel Audio’s Alchemy synthesizer brings a whole new meaning to the term ‘playtime’. Having just released version 1.5 Camel Audio have added some great new features and improvements. James Mazur puts the latest version through its paces.

Arturia Spark Vintage Drum Machines : Review
September 10, 2012

The Spark VDM is the software only version of their Creative Drum Machine and offers the same great features in either stand-a-lone or DAW plug-in. The VDM offers emulation of more than 30 classic drum boxes including models from Lynn, Roland and Yamaha.

Arturia – Oberheim Synthesizer Software Instrument Review
July 31, 2012

James Mazur reviews the Oberheim SEM, one of the recent analogue synthesisers to be resurrected by Arturia, renowned for their ‘True Analogue Emulation’ technology designed for true replication of analogue circuitry.

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