About Javier Zubizarreta

Javier Zubizarreta lebt in Buenos Aires, Argentinien. Er beschäftigt sich seit vielen Jahren intensiv mit Klangforschung. Sein besonderes Talent liegt auch darin, moderne Analoge im Stile der Vintage Analogen zu Programmieren. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Javier Zubizarreta lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He does excellent electronic sound research since many years. One of his special talents is programming modern, analog synthesizers. He is also an excellent musician.
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Korg Volca Series
– little doors to big polyphonics?

Korg is definitely going on the right direction. They’ve brought the analog technology back, and they’re doing very well at that, thankfully. From the Monotron to the recent announcement of a remake of the ARP Odyssey, they certainly know what a big part of the market wants. They create more excitement than any other synth company in the world. Their synths sell out at the moment they’re on the street, and some of them have waiting lists for months.

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The Volca Series are part of that family, a kind of an attempt of making inexpensive groovebox machines.

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Korg MS-20 Original / Legacy / Mini – A Muscle Testing

What a strange and cool feeling to go to a musical instruments shop to buy a 35 years old semi modular analog synthesizer. And I mean a new, boxed one. What Korg did is something I never expected, even though after the Monotron some of us began dreaming and speculating (and demanding!).

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There´s been reissues of vintage synths, like Tom Oberheim´s S.E.M., the Welsh Moog Minimoog Model E, plus some modular modules here and there, but none of them generated so much expectations as the new MS-20 mini.

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Moog Sound Comparison
– The Moog “Trivia” Quiz

The “Moog” Trivia Quiz

  • Moog Minimoog
  • Moog Voyager
  • Moog Slim Phatty
  • Alesis Andromeda
The "Moog" Trivia Quiz

The “Moog” Trivia Quiz

Synthesizers has always been synonymous with innovative sound. Sophisticated machines taken from a spacecraft, that could create any imaginable sound. They could make unique sounds that nobody ever heard before. Today, if you turn on the radio or music television channels you could realize that synthesizers are more common than electric guitars, they hardly make a sound that you never heard before, and that those machines that seemed to come from the future, today are old huge piles of wood and metal full of knobs.

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