Posted on 17/02/2018

Jesper Ranum

Arturia Matrixbrute Analog Synth

STUDIO :: GEAR :: SYNTHS :: ARTURIA MATRIXBRUTE PLAY MUSIC The Arturia MatrixBrute is a duophonic fully analog synthesizer, with digital control. I acquired the unit in December 2017. I found it to be a interesting synth, with the Steiner / Moog dual filter combo, and the large modulation matrix, that makes it comparable to [...]

Posted on 17/05/2017

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Roland Jupiter-6 Analog Poly Synth

A different creature If you believe that a Roland Jupiter-6 is simply a boiled down version of the Jupiter-8, think again. The Jupiter-6 has got a different filter and synth engine. The addition of a true multimode filter (LPF/BPF/HPF) expands the sonic possibilities of the single synth engine. But the Jupiter-8’s ability to layer 2 different patches gives […]

Posted on 16/10/2016

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Don Buchla – 1937-2016

Synthesizer pioneer and inventor Don Buchla sadly passed away on Sep.,16, 2016. In a long and unique career, Buchla was creating electronic musical instruments from the early 60’s and matched – or even preceded – Bob Moog in creating the first complete electronic music instrument – the Model 100. Don Buchla’s visions were different from […]

Posted on 12/06/2016

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EML Synkey Synthesizer

The EML Synkey is an analog monophonic synthesizer from Electronic Music Labs, launched in the late 1970s and branded as “the first synthesizer you could program”. The synth featured basic synth parameters, and sounded … well, alright, without being a Moog/Arp killer. But it’s big and innovative thing was the Punch Card interface, that could […]

Posted on 12/02/2014

Jesper Ranum

The Ranum Eurorack Modular System

Read more: The Eurorack Modular Synthesizer Format REBIRTH OF FLEXIBILITY In recent years the modular synthesizer format has generated a lot of renewed interest. The standardised open rack format - Eurorack - conceived by German synth legend Dieter Doepfer, has spawned a whole range of small specialised manufacturers, who make modules for the format. With currently more than [...]

Posted on 22/05/2013

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SM Audio M-Patch 5.1

Surround Monitor controllers come in 2 main flavours – active and passive. The active monitor switchers has circuitry that makes it comfortable and flexible to switch settings. However, this may come at an expense to the sound quality, since the signal passes through additional circuits before hitting your ears. This may lead to misjudgments about […]