Tuesday 24th January 2017,
BBOY TECH REPORT

Modular Synths

Moog Mother 32 Review

Moog Mother 32 Review

The Moog Mother 32 is Moog Music’s first foray into the Eurorack modular synthesis world. The Mother 32 is billed as “the first tabletop semi-modular synthesizer from Moog.” By now you may have seen Mother 32’s posted up just about everywhere and for good reason. As described by Moog the Mother 32 “features a voltage [...]

January 17, 2017 Corry Banks Modular Synths, Reviews, Synths 0

Qu-Bit Chord Module Review

Qu-Bit Chord Module Review

The Qu-Bit Chord module is sort of big deal as of late. The Qu-Bit Chord module is described as a “4 voice polyphonic oscillator for Eurorack Modular synthesizers.” Sounds simple enough, I guess.  I think what Qu-Bit has done with Chord is taken music theory, with regards to chords, and distilled it down to just a hand full [...]

September 15, 2016 Corry Banks Modular Synths, Reviews 0

BBoyTech’s Modular Journal – Episode 2

BBoyTech’s Modular Journal – Episode 2

In this episode of BBoyTech’s Modular Journal (episode 2) I take a bit of time to focus in on choosing modules that suit your specific needs. There are a ton of modules out there and more on the way to market every day. Avoid analysis paralysis but be sure that you know exactly what you are [...]

May 4, 2016 Corry Banks Modular Journal, Modular Synths 2

Kilpatrick Audio Phenol Review

Kilpatrick Audio Phenol Review

The Phenol is indeed a new kind of synth. It looks like a desktop synth but it has CV and I/O familiar to the modular crowd. It uses banana patch cables and the same voltages as a modular synth. It has a low profile, a sleek design and even includes a digital delay. So, as one of [...]

March 3, 2016 Corry Banks Modular Synths, Reviews, Synths 2

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Andrew Kilpatrick of Kilpatrick Audio

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Andrew Kilpatrick of Kilpatrick Audio

In the world of modular synthesis the population of makers seem to be growing immeasurably.  Conversely, the modular synthesis community of collectors, buyers and enthusiasts seem to be enamored with all things eurorack modular. The seen really has a cool “indie hip” vibe that reminds me of ’90’s underground hiphop purely based on its cool niche. Even [...]

October 15, 2015 Corry Banks Interviews, Inventors, Manufacturers, Modular Synths, Producers 1

Native Instruments Reaktor 6 – Blocks Review

Native Instruments Reaktor 6 – Blocks Review

Reaktor 6- Software Modular Synthesis Modular synthesis is really growing in popularity. There’s no doubt that hardware Eurorack modular synthesis, with all of its bloops, bleeps and sonic variety has developed a big following in recent years. If you consider yourself the adventurous type that desires to push the limits of creativity in your music, chances are [...]

October 12, 2015 Upright a.k.a Modular Beatsmith Modular Synths, Reviews, Soft Synths, Synths 17

Pittsburgh Modular – Hybrid Intelligence – System 90 Review

Pittsburgh Modular – Hybrid Intelligence – System 90 Review

So here we are at the Pittsburgh Modular Hybrid Intelligence (aka System 90) modular synth review. This review is the culmination of about a 18 months of developing a good repoirte with Richard Nicol, founder of Pittsburgh Modular. Not to mention the months that I’ve actually had possession of the fabulous Pittsburgh Modular Hybrid Intelligence [...]

November 20, 2014 Corry Banks Modular Synths, Modular Synths, Reviews, Synths 3

Pittsburgh Modular DNA Symbiotic Waves – LFO to Bal CV

Pittsburgh Modular DNA Symbiotic Waves – LFO to Bal CV

Pittsburgh Modular DNA Symbiotic Waves is a 9 bit digital module. Here I’m getting familiar with the DNA Symbiotic Waves’ Balance CV feature by running the LFO to Bal CV so that I can hear the waves morph from wave 1 to wave 2. If the LFO set to slower speeds the morphing happens more [...]

June 30, 2014 Corry Banks Modular Synths, Reviews, Synths, Video 0