Synthesizers/Racks/Modules articles

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Roland Jupiter-80 Mini-Review
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    Roland Jupiter-80 Mini-Review - Stage Master

    03/17/12

    In an era where workstations are more powerful and complex every day, Roland has introduced a large stage synth that uses hybrid technology based on PCM, virtual analog technology and modeling of acoustic instrument behavior. Let's have a closer look...

  • Moog Music Slim Phatty Review
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    Moog Music Slim Phatty Review - Analog Technology Democratized

    06/29/11

    Five years after having introduced the Little Phatty, Moog decided to launch the compact synth in module version. Did the Slim Phatty succeed in making the famous Moog sound available to anyone?

  • Korg PS60 Review
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    Korg PS60 Review - Plug & Play

    12/05/10

    While the market of low-budget synthesizers has never been so flourishing, Korg launches a performance synth conceived for live applications that require spontaneity and real-time options. Let's step into the details...