To celebrate the Moog Voyager XL receiving the prestigious Sound on Sound 2012 Award for “Best Keyboard/Synthesiser”, Moog are running a Voyager XL rebate promo until the end of April. This means that if you buy before the offer ends, you will be eligible to receive £300 off the usual street price!
Tag Archives: analogue
Posted on March 20, 2012 by Joe Stachowiak
Posted on March 7, 2012 by Tony Long
You can read more reviews like this, along with Tony’s productions at his personal site -> Tony Long Music.
Posted on December 5, 2011 by Joe StachowiakKorg have recently released a fantastic update to their amazing little Monotribe analogue synth! The Monotribe is a must-have synthesiser for anyone after a true analogue sound on a budget. It features a built-in step sequencer and phrase recorder, a vintage analogue filter, analogue drums, a ribbon keyboard with multiple modes and more! It's so fun to play around with and it is capable of creating some awesome sounds! You can even sync it with your DAW if you want so that you can use it in your professional projects!This new Monotribe update brings a whole lot more to the table with new features including:
Posted on November 2, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
Self explanatory title really! Get your hands on one before someone else does! The Tempest is a unique analogue drum machine, capable of producing twisted percussive synth sounds like nothing else can! It features 16 backlit pads, a number of dials and buttons and two pressure and velocity sensitive control pads. However, the real highlight of the Tempest is most definitely its sounds. Check out the video below for an example (jump to 2:07 to hear them!):
Posted on November 2, 2011 by Tony Long
You can read more reviews like this, along with Tony's productions at his personal site -> Tony Long Music.
KORG MONOTRIBE - INTRODUCTION
Following my review of Korg's Monotron Synth (click here to read it), I thought I would have a look at the new Korg Monotribe, which is bit like taking the Monotron to the next level. With sounds from the famous MS 20 and inspiration from the Electribes, I am hoping for a real treat here. Presumably this is why Korg used the word 'Tribe' in the name. The outside of the box states it is a Monotribe Analogue Ribbon Station.
Posted on November 1, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
Wow… what a product to be asked to play with… out of all the reviews that I have ever done before, this has got to be the highlight. Now, up until last month I hadn’t even heard of the Dave Smith Poly Evolver! In fact, it only came to my attention when I was recently searching through our product list for a true analogue synth keyboard - I still dream that one day I will have the budget to add a fully featured one to my home-studio set-up! For now I will just make do with the Korg Monotribe though, which incidentally is still extremely fun and can't be sniffed at at less then £200 for some true analogue goodness!
Posted on October 21, 2011 by Joe StachowiakYou've seen the title, you get the idea! These little analogue synths are now available to purchase from us, featuring a ribbon keyboard with multiple modes, Electribe-style sequencing, active Step and Flux features for realtime dynamic loop manipulation, selectable oscillator waveforms, the same analogue filter as featured on the classic Korg MS-10 synth, a built in speaker, plus Sync In and Out jacks for synchronised integration of multiple units. The Korg Monotribe is the ideal portable analogue music making solution for the musician on a budget, as well as being an excellent analogue addition to any studio.
Posted on October 5, 2011 by Joe StachowiakIt's the news that many of us have been waiting for ever since it was announced at NAMM 2011... the Tempest from Dave Smith Instruments is finally on its way!Now, the Tempest is described as an analogue drum machine, although in reality it is so much more than this. In fact, even Dave Smith Instruments admit that describing the Tempest in words is a difficult task. This is probably why they have realised a couple of new videos... beacuse audio and video goes a lot further to describing the Tempest than words ever can!
Posted on September 9, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
Stuck between a digital rock and an analogue hard place? Let Jono Buchanan and Andy Legg help you out of it...
Before the days of FireWire and USB-based DAW recording, the word ‘digital’ equated to ‘expensive’ and we were all charged a premium for digitally controlled signal paths and other digital features. However, over the years the cost of technology has fallen quickly so digital hardware is now more affordable than ever. Nevertheless, is a digital mixer right for your needs and budget? Well, hopefully that’s what the next three pages will help you to decide!
Posted on May 16, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
Yes, it’s Mackie again! My blogs have gone a little Mackie crazy recently, but it’s for good reason… there are just so many awesome Mackie products that are begging to be reviewed! And I will let you in with a little secret…I’m planning on creating a fair few more Mackie product reviews over the coming weeks as I want to take a detailed look at the fantastic Onyx range of mixers, starting with the 1220i…