Review of the Baloran The River analog synthesizer - When the analog flows in the stream!Written test
35 years after the release of The Moog Source, the young French company Baloran pushes the concept to the next level. The River, much more than a polyphonic multitimbral analog synth, is made with pr…
Review of the Ploytec Pi L Squared Leukos Synth - Little Bad BoyWritten test
The Ploytec Pi L Squared Leukos (PL2 Leukos) is a hardware synthesizer module that fits in the palm of your hand, and can plug into your computer and respond to your DAW. Its analog pulse wave oscill…
Waldorf Streichfett Review - Fat StringsWritten test
Unveiled last spring at Frankfurt, it wasn't until mid-summer that the Streichfett was to be seen in stores. As soon as it came out, we grabbed one and stripped it down!
Korg Kross Review - Entry-Level RedefinedWritten test
Two years after Kronos, Korg keeps on developing its workstation range ─ this time with its most affordable model yet.
Nord Lead 4 Review - Life in RedWritten test
Five years after launching Nord Wave, Clavia has once again updated its stage-synth range. What surprises does the Nord Lead 4 offer?
Waldorf Rocket Review - Monster SoundWritten test
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 - Ace Of Hearts…Written test
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…
Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12 Review - The Magnificent!Written test
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 - Genetically gifted!Written test
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 - Nice Little FattyWritten test
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 - For whom the Moog tollsWritten test
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 …
Novation MiniNova Review - Tiny SmurfWritten test
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 - Analog TribeWritten test
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 …
Roland Jupiter-80 Mini-Review - Stage MasterWritten test
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 aco…
Moog Music Slim Phatty Review - Analog Technology DemocratizedWritten test
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?