Moog Minimoog vs Polivoks Synthesizer – Forget The Cold War, It’s A Synth War!

Forget the Cold War, this video – via Marko Ettlich at Retrosound – pits the raw firepower of the US Moog Minimoog synthesizer against the military grade design of the Russian Polivoks synthesizer.

Yes – it’s a analog synth war…… Continue reading

15 Years Of MacBeth Synthesizers In Action

Synth designer Ken MacBeth is celebrating his 15th year of making synthesizers.

MacBeth – who’s always made a habit of ‘eating his own dog food’ – here explores the sonic range of two of his creations – his earliest synth, the MacBeth M3X, and his latest, the MacBeth Elements.  Continue reading

You Could Use A Roland JP-8000, Or You Could Create A Supersaw With 10 Analog Synths And Rule The World! Bwa-ha-ha!

This video, via magikroom, shows what happens when you try to emulate the classic ‘Supersaw’ sound of the Roland JP-8000 – a virtual analog synth from the 90’s – using 10 hardware analog synths!

Massive overkill at its best? You make the call!

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Analogue Solutions Polymath Synthesizer


The Analogue Solutions Polymath is a new paraphonic analog modular synthesizer.

It is fully modular, in the sense that every thing can be detached and repatched. It doesn’t have to be used as a ‘poly synth’ or a traditional ‘mono synth’. It can be repatched to do whatever you wish.

Circuits can also be isolated and used in conjunction with other modular synths or synths. Continue reading

Kurt Stenzel & The Score To Jodorowsky’s Dune


Science fiction & synth sounds combine in the soundtrack to Jodorowsky’s Dune – a new documentary that tells the story of “the greatest science fiction movie never made”.

The documentary looks at filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s failed attempt to bring Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic Dune to the screen. Jodorowsky enlisted an elite group of artists to flesh out his vision, who would go on to contribute to films like Star Wars & Alien. Jodorowsky’s take on Dune never got made.

In the new documentary, director Frank Pavich presents a look at what might have been, set to an analog synthesizer-laden soundtrack by composer Kurt Stenzel.

We contacted Stenzel to find out more about the soundtrack and how it came to be. Continue reading