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  • Roland SE-02

    Roland SE-02 - "MINIMINIMINIMOOG" has images

    03/24/18

    ROLAND’s SE-02 is a mono analog synth resulting from the collaboration between ROLAND and STUDIO ELECTRONICS. It is a kind of SE-01 (a rack inspired by Studio Electronics’s Minimoog) in Roland’s “boutique” format. The size was much debated: it …

  • DOD Looking Glass Overdrive

    DOD Looking Glass Overdrive - "Well done, DOD!"

    03/23/18

    I’ve used it on a 1966 Princeton amp with a single-coiled guitar. I’ve owned quite a load of ODs and boosts, yet this one is one of the best I’ve come across. I’ve always loved asymmetrical clipping, and the videos convinced me (especiallt that by …

  • Clavia Nord Electro 5D 61

    Clavia Nord Electro 5D 61 - "Close to perfection!"

    03/22/18

    -As usual, it’s perfectly built : great job ! :bravo: -The keys’ touch seems to me slightly better than the 4D version, as I play more easily some piano pieces which were problematic. -The knobs are smoother than the 4D version, and they don’t …

  • Korg Electribe Sampler

    Korg Electribe Sampler - "A stupid concept"

    03/21/18

    Sturdy and well-finished, with good ergonomics. Not bad for trance, provided you only use the rhythm part. Good effects and nice editing features, easy to use. Made for beginners. 270 seconds of sampling. It’s a joke, right? Old time musicians …

  • Zvex Fuzz Factory Vertical

    Zvex Fuzz Factory Vertical - "Heavy grainy distortion to smooth velvety fuzz" has images

    03/21/18

    SOUND: The Fuzz Factory is one of those classic pedals that originally put ZVEX on the map. You can dial into some great distortion and fuzz tones, and even some freaky feedback if that’s up your alley. The YouTube demo below includes several sett…

  • Matthew Lindsay 7607

    Matthew Lindsay 7607 - "Incorrect Attribution" has images

    03/18/18

    You're attributing the 7607 to Matthew Lindsay. This is incorrect. The actual designer was Paul Lindsay. He also designed a spectrum analyzer and built mixing desks for Mike Oldfield. I know this because I worked for him from 1977 to 1981 and t…

  • Baloran The River

    Baloran The River - "Rediscovering the pleasure to discover a machine"

    03/17/18

    Hi all, I’m posting this review after trying the said machine for 2 or 3 hours at his owner’s, Sir Baloran. I was slightly biased in favor of the device as I’d seen and heard many demos on the web and they had left me enthusiastic. As a Triko o…

  • Taurus Stomp-Head 3.HG

    Taurus Stomp-Head 3.HG - "Amplifier in a stomp (pedal board) format offers plenty of features & flexibility" has images

    03/17/18

    SOUND: Any quality amp should be diverse, no matter its design. The Taurus SH3 (Stomp Head) HG (High-Gain) Amplifier is exceptional in its overall diversity and design, as well as in sound. Taurus may not be as well known as other amp companies (a…

  • Strandberg Singularity

    Strandberg Singularity - "Excellent Strandberg first investment - crisp and clear tones" has images

    03/12/18

    SOUND: Below is a video that covers the tones of the various pickup selections under ‘clean’ amp conditions. As well, there are various sound clips engaging the heavier strings under conditions of gain, distortion and fuzz: https://www.youtube.c…

  • Black Arts Toneworks Son of Pharaoh

    Black Arts Toneworks Son of Pharaoh - "From Grainy OD to Massively Thick & Heavy Fuzz" has images

    03/10/18

    SOUND: This is one nasty fuzz and Black Arts Toneworks has received a lot of worthy praise as a result! Although I created a demo of how some settings sound on a Clean channel, I couldn’t resist throwing in the effects on a High-Gain channel (remin…