Modal Electronics has already made an excellent name for itself on the electronics music scene. The 00-series, consisting of the 8-voice Modal 008 / 008R, 002 / 002R and the… Read More
Kawai S-100F / Teisco S-100F – “Terra Incognita”?
Hardly believable: A few of those “little giants” (monophonic synthesizers from the late 70s) seem to have disappeared completely from our memory. Take, for instance, the Kawai/Teisco Synthesizer-100F. Like reminiscences… Read More
Korg Trident – a classic 8-voice string synthesizer
For many years the Korg Trident, albeit impressive to look at, struck me as an uninspiring synthesizer. Chunky hardware, annoyingly chorused strings, very limited synthesizer possibilities. A synth for the… Read More
Novation SUMMIT – an OSCar synthesizer with 16 voices?
Novation is a fascinating company. Its Bass Station II – that top mono-synth that appeared a few years ago – has set a new standard in the modern analog world.… Read More
Arturia MiniBrute 2 and the “Synth-Flation” phenomenon
The Arturia MiniBrute 2 could easily be chosen “People’s-Analog-Synthesizer Number ONE of the decade”. It certainly has all the refinements that a modern versatile analog synth should have. But in… Read More
GRP Eurorack – a surprising variety of musical expression
Those working in the field of music electronics generally follow trends – in music production, for example, or in instrumental development. Many synthesizer manufacturers have jumped on to the popular… Read More
Sequential Prophet-T8 – pure analog LUXURY
Which story is better suited to the Christmas season than that of a prophet? The story of an especially remarkable instrument, of one of the best built analog synthesizers of… Read More
Waldorf QUANTUM – a hybrid path to the future
Multi-technologies are trendy. Not only in the automotive industry, where hybrid automobiles will be part of our future. In the music electronics industry, hybrid systems are omnipresent as well. Especially… Read More
Baloran THE RIVER – an elemental SOUND force
THE RIVER. The name of that French Synthétiseur Multitimbral Analogique Polyphonique might be deceiving, evoking memories of a leisurely Sunday boat trip, or a romantic stroll by the riverside. But! THE RIVER… Read More
Korg prologue – THE 8-/16-voice pro’s synth?
This took a while. 2 years, to be exact. After release of the 4-voice polyphonic minilogue (that stepping stone to a pro’s synth) we would have expected its bigger brother to… Read More