Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Synthesizer – The Complete Guide

Synth education guru Marc Doty has put together a mammoth collection of videos, embedded as a playlist above, looking at the Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 synthesizer.

The OB-6 is a new 6-voice synthesizer, developed by Dave Smith & Tom Oberheim, featuring an all-analog signal path and discrete VCOs and filters. Continue reading

The Polyend SEQ Is A WYSIWYG Drum Step Sequencer (Sneak Preview)

At Superbooth 16, we talked with gear startup Polyend about their upcoming SEQ WYSIWYG drum step sequencer.

The SEQ is a beautiful visual step sequencer – a bit like a monome on steroids.

In the video above, Polyend founder Piotr Raczynski gives an overview and demo of the SEQ. Raczynski calls the SEQ a ‘what you see is what you get’ (WYSIWYG) sequencer, because there is a row for each of its 8 channels, and each step of the sequence has a dedicated button.  Continue reading

Erica Synths Intros World’s Smallest Eurorack Step Sequencer

Erica Synths has introduced the Pico SEQ – a new module that they say is the world’s smallest 16-stage step sequencer.

And, while the Pico SEQ is just 3HP wide, it’s still packed with features, including adjustable sequence length, quantization, gate length per step, sequence memory and more.  Continue reading

Making Music On A Game Boy With LSDj

gameboy-sequencerIn this post, chiptune guru Joe E. Allen makes his long-awaited return, with a look at making music on a Game Boy with LSDj

LSDj (Little Sound Dj) is a sequencing app that lets you make 4-track music, using the Game Boy sound chip.

The app is available (used) on cartridges or as a ROM file. The ROM can be used with free Game Boy emulators and or loaded to a Game Boy backup device to be used with your hardware Game Boy. 

In this article, Allen & fellow chiptune musician HarleyLikesMusic take an in-depth look at how to get started with LSDj…. Continue reading