1. iVCS3 Tease

    Some exciting news, via sythtopia.com… Alessandro Petrolati and Densitygs (makers of iPulsaret and iDensity) will be releasing iVCS3, a virtual  recreation of the famed EMS VCS3 (Voltage Controlled Studio No.3) synthesizer. Featuring iconic patching matrix and joystick controls, the a…

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  2. On A Personal Note: To Blog Or Not To Blog?

    On A Personal Note: To Blog Or Not To Blog?

    Hello there dear reader! Just a note to say sorry for my radio silence of late… I’ve been wrapped up in a truly staggering number of things that have taken precedence over blogging. I’m grateful for the manic surge of brain activity but frankly, it’s more than my mind can…

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  3. The Next Big Thing Is A Small Thing: Arturia Microbrute

    Microbrute is Arturia’s even smaller followup to the massive sounding Minibrute. Squeezing the same 100% analog electronics into a more compact body, Microbrute gets rid of a few knobs and faders in favor of a patchable modulation matrix and a new step-sequencer. Read the press release…

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  4. Moog Minifoogers!

    Moog is jumping into the downsizing game, with the release of its new line of Minifoogers.  These are the slicker, smaller, tighter versions of Moogerfoogers, which have long been at the top of my want list. Moogers are sort of like the Cadillac of guitar pedals; powerful, large, and a bit pri…

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  5. Arturia Minibrute [REVIEW]

    If deep throbbing analog synth bass is what you crave, look no further than Arturia’s Minibrute. That little thing? Well I tell you, the cliche is true – it’s not the size, but how you use it. Minibrute proves that underneath its small exterior lies a sonic girth that can do…

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  6. Squarepusher Composes for Robot Band Z-Machines [VIDEO]

    If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re turned on by robots, and hopefully by the music of Squarepusher. Well friends, you are in luck today, because now you can enjoy both at the same time. Brought to you by Zima (???), favorite beverage of teenage girls everywhere,…

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  7. Why You Should Give Up On Gear

    Why You Should Give Up On Gear

    Someone recently asked me for a guitar rig recommendation (as people who know me are oft to do). The conversation went something like this: HIM: “I was up till 5am watching videos and browsing forums and wow did you see the [gratuitously expensive but awesome thing any self respecting…

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  8. Waldorf Nave: One Synth To Rule Them All?

    The number of iPad synths available nowadays is truly mind-blowing. What’s more astonishing is that, while some see these merely as toys, the sound quality is often quite good. Or so I thought. You see, among all the little iSynths who would be king, there is one who stands a bit bigger,…

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  9. Miselu Kickstarts C.24, A Unique Keyboard for iPad

    I’ve had my eye on Miselu since their flagship product Neiro, an Android-based, compact keyboard with custom software from Korg, Retronyms, and Yamaha. While it was certainly interesting, Android devices haven’t really taken off in the music world the same way as their Apple counterparts…

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  10. Arturia iMini Review + Demo [Video]

    When Arturia first released iMini, it was already quite impressive. To have a faithful, rich sounding Minimoog emulation running on your iPad for just $9.99  should have been a miracle for most. But of course, it is just our over-priveledged nature to hold an amazing human achievement in our…

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