Category: Semi Modular

  • The Moog Experience

    The Moog Experience

    Artist Collaborations: Original Tracks & Visual Artwork Ever since analog synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog collaborated with composer and educator Herb Deutsch to develop the first Moog modular synthesizer in 1964, artist collaboration has been at the heart of Moog Music’s story. Moog’s creative team worked with various artists to develop original visuals, characters, learning tools, […]

  • Moog Music Introduces Complete Synthesizer Studio Experience

    Moog Music Introduces Complete Synthesizer Studio Experience

    Moog Sound Studio Now Shipping Moog Sound Studio includes all the equipment, cables, accessories, and educational tools needed to enter the world of analog synthesis for the first time or continue to explore sound in an immersive new way. Now shipping. Developing the Moog Sound Studio Experience When Moog introduced its Mother-32 semi-modular analog synthesizer […]

  • 2600 – Turning to the Dark Side

    2600 – Turning to the Dark Side

    Turning to the Dark Side The ARP 2600 has been on my bucket list since I was a kid but I don’t think I’d ever buy a dusty 70’s classic for 10K. I have room nor budget for it (or the Korg reissue) either. So when this particular 2600 came out, I could not resist. […]

  • Make Noise New Semi-Modular Strega Fits into Eurorack

    Make Noise New Semi-Modular Strega Fits into Eurorack

    Make Noise New Semi-Modular Strega Make Noise’s new Strega module is the perfect way to add a touch of creativity and modulation to your Eurorack modular synth setup. With seven sources and thirteen destinations, this little powerhouse offers a wealth of possibilities for experimentation. And thanks to its rugged steel enclosure and small form factor, […]

  • Don & Bob | MakeNoise 0-Coast + Moog DFAM

    Don & Bob | MakeNoise 0-Coast + Moog DFAM

    MakeNoise 0-Coast + Moog DFAM I once read that Don Buchla and Bob Moog both invented modern synthesis while giving each other the honours of being first. There wasn’t any rivalry, they respected each other. The 0-coast doesn’t pick sides, it borrows a little from both Bob & Don. DFAM is pretty weird for Moog […]

  • Arbhar Harvesting – Part 02 | Moog Mother-32 | Arbhar Scan Mode

    Arbhar Harvesting – Part 02 | Moog Mother-32 | Arbhar Scan Mode

    Arbhar Harvesting – Part 02 It took me a while, but here’s part 02 of the ‘harvesting’ series. In this series I like to granulate a module and see what comes out. I’ve been trying Plaits and Plonk before, but the results weren’t good enough to publish, so they will be covered later. However, the […]

  • Korg SQ-1 – Review,  Introduction & Demo

    Korg SQ-1 – Review, Introduction & Demo

    Korg SQ-1 – Introduction, Demo & Review Check out our Korg SQ1 review and demonstration with Consordini.com and ‘Nathan Cleary Music!’ featuring a deep dive through some of the features, sounds, pros, and cons of the unit. Begin with a quick overview and discussion about the unit, followed by a quick tour of the main […]

  • Synth Jam – A Day On Mars

    Synth Jam – A Day On Mars

    A Day On Mars Join me for a day out on Mars as we will follow those smart little robots Spirit Rover and Curiosity as they discover the Red Planet. This Saturday Jam starts with an ambient wave sequence from the Korg Wavestate followed by a thumping beat from the AE Modular. The final part […]

  • Moog Releases Subharmonicon Semi-Modular Synthesizer

    Moog Releases Subharmonicon Semi-Modular Synthesizer

    Moog Releases Subharmonicon Semi-Modular Synthesizer The Subharmonicon is a unique semi-modular analog synthesizer that allows for the creation of harmonic structures never before heard. It employs two independent oscillators, each with its own sub-oscillator, to create unprecedented levels of sonic complexity. The oscillators can be tuned in intervals or locked to each other to create […]

  • Review of Launchpad X and Launchpad Mini mk3

    Review of Launchpad X and Launchpad Mini mk3

    Review of Launchpad X and Launchpad Mini mk3 Over the last year or two years, I started to perform more and more with Ableton Live. To be honest, in the beginning, it was a struggle to learn Ableton Live mainly as I was used to DAWs like Studio One, Logic, and Cubase. The concept of […]

  • Mother-32 Firmware v2.0 a Major Updates for Moog Mother-32

    Mother-32 Firmware v2.0 a Major Updates for Moog Mother-32

    Mother-32 Firmware v2.0 a Major Updates for Moog Mother-32 Moog released Mother-32 Firmware v2.0! This major instrument update provides access to a host of dynamic new features, including multiple sequencer directions, improved and expanded clocking options, CV-addressed sequencer control, selectable swing intervals, the ability to ignore start/stop messages, and more. If you are new to this […]

  • Stylophone GEN R-8 a Touch Analog Synthesizer by Dubreq

    Stylophone GEN R-8 a Touch Analog Synthesizer by Dubreq

    Stylophone Gen R-8 an Analog Synthesizer The Stylophone GEN R-8 is the latest Touch Analog Synthesizer by Dubreq. The Gen R-8 comes packed with features of much larger and more expensive instruments, including a full analog signal path, Dual VCOs with Saw, Square, and PWM, plus sub-oscillators for room-shaking bass. Fully analog signal path. It has a super-sensitive […]

  • Delta CEP A Version 1.5 released

    Delta CEP A Version 1.5 released

    Delta CEP A Firmware Update Version 1.5 Available New Version 1.5 Features SHIFT LOCKThe [SHIFT]-button can be locked to reach additional parameters more easily. Simply push [SHIFT] to lock the [SHIFT]-function. The LED flashes until the SHIFT function is unlocked again. You can unlock the [SHIFT]-button by pushing it again. MIDI PRG CHANGEThe DELTA CEP […]

  • Upcoming Modular Beginner Workshop at SchneidersLaden

    Upcoming Modular Beginner Workshop at SchneidersLaden

    Modular Beginner Workshop at SchneidersLaden SchneidersLaden is offering more workshops for modular beginners. Pricing and Dates Participation is free-of-charge. Every Thursday at 6 pm at the SchneidersLaden Showroom for a workshop – or every weekday between noon – 7 pm. MODULAR BEGINNER WORKSHOP // Thursday 6pm on 24. October 2019 18:00 MODULAR BEGINNER WORKSHOP // Thursday 6pm on […]

  • SPLIX Restocked

    SPLIX Restocked

    SPLIX – Inline Splitter Mixer 3.5mm SPLIX helps when you need to mix control voltage signals for more interesting modulations or just copying an audio signal for parallel processing. The passive splitter mixer comes in small lightweight form-factor. The thumb-wheel controls the crossfader balance of two inputs or the level ratio between two outputs. SPLIX […]

  • Expert Sleepers module – the ES-9 is in Stores Now

    Expert Sleepers module – the ES-9 is in Stores Now

    ES-9 is in Stores Now The ES-9 is a Eurorack 16-in/16-out USB audio interface, with DC-coupled inputs and outputs that can be used for both audio and CVs. With its balanced 1/4″ main outputs & headphone socket, it’s the perfect one-stop solution for integrating a modular synth and a laptop/tablet, either in the studio or […]

  • Behringer launches K-2, Korg MS-20 Clone Desktop Synth

    Behringer launches K-2, Korg MS-20 Clone Desktop Synth

    Behringer launches and ships K-2 The K-2 Analog and Semi-Modular Synthesizer with Dual VCOs, Ring Modulator, External Signal Processor, 16-Voice Poly Chain, and Eurorack Format. Eurorack Ready, not directly You can install the K-2 into your Eurorack, however, to communicate you need a Eurorack module as a Hz/V to 1V/oct converter. The K-2 “speaks” Hz/V […]

  • Replicants are not Clones – Deckard Dreams of DECKARD’S VOICE

    Replicants are not Clones – Deckard Dreams of DECKARD’S VOICE

    DECKARD’S VOICE (PREORDER) Deckard’s Voice is an entry-level semi-modular synth for eurorack systems. Sharing the same paradigm and circuit as its bigger brother Deckard’s Dream, trimmed down for eurorack and supplemented with the flexibility available only in a modular format. Deckard’s Dream is an 8-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer inspired by a certain cinematic sound from the […]

  • Quadrantid Swarm by eowave now Available for Purchase

    Quadrantid Swarm by eowave now Available for Purchase

    Quadrantid Swarm by eowave The Quandrantid Swarm is a versatile, unique instrument for sound designers and musicians looking to explore exquisite and unfamiliar timbres that range from subtle to outrageous, nebulous to shimmering. It is comprised of a digital synthesizer voice with a percussive element, 2 pole analog filter, an LFO with 8 waveforms, and spring […]

  • UNO Drum Review- an Analog & Digital Drum Machine by IK Multimedia

    UNO Drum Review- an Analog & Digital Drum Machine by IK Multimedia

    UNO Drum Review by IK Multimedia UNO Drum is the second member of IK Multimedia’s UNO family. The drum machine offers both analog sounds and samples. Like the UNO Synth, it comes in the same compact housing. The device can be powered by battery or USB power. UNO also offers a daisy chain for audio from the UNO […]

  • Top 10 Things to Know Before Launching into Eurorack

    Top 10 Things to Know Before Launching into Eurorack

    As a bit of a preface, this series will focus on the Eurorack modular format; there are other formats that use patch-points. Eurorack is currently the most popular, by far. I’ll be using “Eurorack” and “modular” somewhat interchangeably, except where I specify that something is exclusively true for the Eurorack format, such as voltage specifications […]

  • Encounter Eurorack & Modular as a Professional Composer and Sound Designer

    Encounter Eurorack & Modular as a Professional Composer and Sound Designer

    About the Author Jonathan Sharp Jonathan Sharp is a composer, sound designer, maker of noise and founder of Heartwood Soundware. So here’s obligatory about him: As a child, he had a piano and violin lessons, as a teenager he taught himself to play guitar and synthesizers. Around that time, Jonathan started to experiment with the […]

  • Voltage Research Laboratory Organic Modular Synthesizer Mid-June Update

    Voltage Research Laboratory Organic Modular Synthesizer Mid-June Update

    Voltage Research Laboratory Organic Modular Synthesizer Voltage Research Laboratory by Pittsburgh Modular Mid-June Update was released. The collective of 266 backers (I am one of 14 backers from Germany) have to wait a little longer to get our hands on this Synthesizer. Voltage Research Laboratory Design Two new features have been added to the Voltage […]

  • DELTA CEP A paraphonic semi-modular synth

    DELTA CEP A paraphonic semi-modular synth

    DELTA CEP A paraphonic semi-modular synthesizer is now available— serving up nine essential syntheses ‘modules’ blended collectively to build a powerful yet frank starting point to the ever-widening world of the Eurorack small-format modular system. Radikal Technologies’ DELTA CEP A can operate as a standalone synthesizer or — when removed from the chassis — a […]

  • Euro Reakt for Reaktor 6.3+ by Unfiltered Audio Review

    Euro Reakt for Reaktor 6.3+ by Unfiltered Audio Review

    Euro Reakt by Unfiltered Audio Review In our review today we are looking at Euro Reakt for Reaktor 6.3+ by Unfiltered Audio. There are two versions available Euro Reakt for Reaktor 6.3+ and a Euro Reakt – Free Edition available free of charge. Both versions complete each other. The Free Edition contains a lot of […]

  • Moog Launching Moog Matriarch

    Moog Launching Moog Matriarch

    Moog is launching a new hardware synthesizer. Moog Matriarch is a patchable 4-note paraphonic analog synthesizer with a built-in Sequencer, Arpeggiator, stereo Ladder Filters, and stereo Analog Delay. The Matriarch Synthesizer is capable of creating rich evolving chord patterns immediately with “no patching required”. Matriarch invites access to an abundance of inspiring textures, new sounds, […]

  • Moog Mother-32 Review- a Semi-Modular  Analog Synthesizer

    Moog Mother-32 Review- a Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer

    Moog Mother-32 a Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer Review The Moog Mother-32 was developed and created in the classic Moog design with dark wood side panels on the side and legendary buttons. The case has a desktop format with an angled user interface with all its controls, switches, and plug-in options. Following Mother-32 the DFAM was launched. […]

  • Moog DFAM Review –  Mutant Percussion Synth Review by Moog

    Moog DFAM Review – Mutant Percussion Synth Review by Moog

    DFAM by Moog Review I assumed I would nevermore purchase a Moog synthesizer, now I have two, some Moogerfooger and more to come. Moog’s DFAM is a Semi-Modular Drum / Percussion analog synthesizer. When it was first available the DFAM has been given to the workshop participants of the Moogfest. Right on top of the […]

  • KeyLab 49 MKII Review – a Keyboard MIDI Controller by Arturia

    KeyLab 49 MKII Review – a Keyboard MIDI Controller by Arturia

    KeyLab 49 MKII by Arturia Review With so many MIDI controllers on the market at the moment. Arturia is setting itself apart from the competition with the launch of a new MIDI keyboard. We are taking a look at the KeyLab 49 MKII Keyboard. Arturia did send a review copy with no strings attached. Update: You […]