Electronic instrument articles

  • Waldorf Rocket Review
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    Waldorf Rocket Review - Monster Sound

    01/05/14

    While we impatiently waited over a year for the Pulse 2, this small module named Rocket came out offering us an open sound buffet in early 2013. Fire it up!

  • Waldorf Pulse 2 Review
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    Waldorf Pulse 2 Review - Ace Of Hearts…

    12/17/13

    Introduced in Frankfurt 2013 in its almost final version, Pulse 2 marks the return of Waldorf to its analog passions. The brand recently lent us one, just when its first commercial models are hitting the market... gulp!

  • Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12 Review
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    Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12 Review - The Magnificent!

    11/06/13

    During the NAMM 2013, the Prophet 12 swept all other synths. It took DSI more than six months to finish it. Let's see if it was worth the wait or not so...

  • Exclusive Interview with Dave Smith
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    Exclusive Interview with Dave Smith - A Meeting with the Prophet

    10/29/13

    We had the opportunity to meet Dave Smith in person at Dave Smith Instruments in San Francisco.

  • Arturia MicroBrute Review
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    Arturia MicroBrute Review - Genetically gifted!

    10/24/13

    Less than two years after the introduction of the MiniBrute, the MicroBrute has set out to conquer the electronic music world with even more aggressive price and dimensions. But how far will it go?

  • Novation Bass Station II Review
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    Novation Bass Station II Review - Nice Little Fatty

    09/22/13

    Introduced in Frankfurt last spring, the Bass Station II marks the return of Novation to the analog world. Let's find out if the brand was able to retain its know-how.

  • Moog Sub Phatty Test
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    Moog Sub Phatty Test - For whom the Moog tolls

    04/07/13

    First showcased at the NAMM show in the beginning of this year, the Sub Phatty places a maximum number of commands in the hands of its user while, at the same time, reducing the overall footprint. A winning formula?

  • Novation MiniNova Review
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    Novation MiniNova Review - Tiny Smurf

    12/03/12

    Two years after their comeback, Novation decided to strike a new blow with the MiniNova — a small, blue synth bomb based on the UltraNova. When mini means maxi...

  • How to Choose A Hardware Keyboard
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    How to Choose A Hardware Keyboard - Making Sense of Synths

    05/01/12

    By now, everyone was going to be loading soft synths into their laptops, and taking them to the gig instead of keyboards. Oh, and we were also supposed to travel around with personal jet packs and of course, flying cars.

  • Korg Monotribe Review
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    Korg Monotribe Review - Analog Tribe

    04/23/12

    Presented during the Musikmesse 2011, the Monotribe is the big brother of the Monotron. This standalone sound module includes one synth voice and three analog drum sounds and was conceived to change patterns while playing live. To write this review I decided to take it with me on my skiing vacations...