The Radio Shack Realistic Moog MG-1 Synthesizer is one of those synths that people love to hate and hate to love.
It’s a bizarre little synth, that combines elements of an electric organ and a stripped-down Moog synthesizer. And it’s got some horrific build issues. But it also features a Moog filter, great analog sound and was a great first synth for a lot of synthesists. Continue reading
If you’re interested in the new Elektron Analog Keys 4-voice synthesizer, then you may want to check out this in-depth tutorial, via Cuckoo. Continue reading
Native Instruments today released the Komplete Kontrol S-Series control keyboards and the latest generation of Komplete and Komplete Ultimate software bundles.
Here’s the official intro video: Continue reading
The new Roland Aira System-1 synthesizer puzzled a lot of synth fans when it was originally introduced, mainly because it introduced a new ‘Plug-Out’ technology that promised to let the System-1 have different sonic personalities.
Now that several ‘Plug-Out’ synths are available, it’s easier to appreciate the System-1 as a platform. In this video, Sweetwater’s Mitch Gallagher offers another look at the System-1 platform and shows how Rolland’s Plug-Out technology lets you use their soft synths as a hardware synth. Continue reading
Synthesist Chris Stack (Experimental Synth) shared with us his latest series of videos, which explore the Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 synthesizer.
When Dave Smith introduced the Pro 2, he called it his “most powerful mono synth ever.”
Stack agrees. “The Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 is the most useful synth I’ve ever played,” he notes. “In addition to its great internal sounds, with four assignable CV Outputs (and four inputs!), it (much like the Moog Multi-Pedal) is able to lend new functionality to your older existing gear.”
Ultimately, how powerful or useful you rate a synth is subjective – it depends on your needs, budget and tastes. Stack explains and demonstrates why he thinks so highly of the Pro 2 below – check it out and let us know what you think!
In this video, via AnalogueStudio12, Peter Vogel demonstrates the Fairlight CMI 30A computer music instrument, “the sound of the 80’s”, live on Channel 9, May 11, 2013.
Sunday Synth Jam: In the latest episode of Moog’s Sound Lab series, Publicist (Sebastian Thomson) performs the titular song off his Slave EP.