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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

Novation Circuit Review

Novation Circuit Review

Novation Circuit is Novation’s stand alone synth groove box. Novation Circuit is comprised of 2 six-voice Nova heritage synths and a 4 voice drum machines. There are 64 presets for each synth and 64 drum sound presets for the drum machine. It’s a great little groovebox and when all is said and done, its down right [...]

December 29, 2016 Corry Banks Drum Machines, Reviews, Synths 0

Yamaha Reface CP Review

Yamaha Reface CP Review

The Yamaha Reface CP is the electric piano of the Reface bunch. It takes inspiration from the CP-30, CP70 and CP-80. As a reissue of a Yamaha classic, the Yamaha Reface CP has a long lineage dating back to the 1970’s. According to Yamaha the “CP Series stage pianos were designed to be amplified so [...]

August 3, 2016 Corry Banks Reviews, Synths 0

Yamaha Reface DX Review

Yamaha Reface DX Review

The Yamaha Reface DX is a recreation of the classic DX7 digital synth. The DX 7 basically obliterated all synth analog. Sort of… Or maybe so. The story goes something like “One of the more notable technologies made commercially viable[in the 1908’s]was the digital frequency-modulation (FM) tone generator. This sound creation method was originally developed [...]

July 15, 2016 Corry Banks Reviews, Synths 0

Yamaha Reface CS Review

Yamaha Reface CS Review

The Yamaha Reface CS hit the market with 3 others (CP, YC and the DX) in the line up of newly reintroduced and re imagined synths brought back from the storied Yamaha history of synths. The Reface CS is described as “Analog Physical Modeling Engine with multiple synthesis and oscillator types.” The Yamaha Reface CS unit [...]

July 6, 2016 Corry Banks Reviews, Synths 0

Ask BBoyTech: Killer Synth Combo on a Budget

Ask BBoyTech: Killer Synth Combo on a Budget

Minilogue & Bass Station II On the BeatPPL Podcast Episode 6, we discussed the sub $700 synths. The idea there was to get a sense of which synths were regarded highly enough in less than $700 category. My thought was to target a couple of hardware synths that I could recommend to anyone contemplating their [...]

June 14, 2016 Corry Banks Articles, Ask BBoyTech, Synths 0

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

Korg Minilogue Review

Korg Minilogue Review

Last week the bomb dropped right near the nation of Synth Freqs. And it seems that beatmakers, musicians and producers everywhere lost their minds in awe of Korg’s Minilogue analog polyphonic synthesizer. Not only is the Minilogue analog but its polyphonic but not only is it polyphonic it’s got a great sounding digital delay that [...]

January 19, 2016 Corry Banks Reviews, Synths 9

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

Novation Bass Station II Review

Novation Bass Station II Review

The Novation Bass Station II has been around for a couple of years (announced in 2013) but it’s lineage dates back to the original Bass Station which was produced in 1993. The Bass Station from back in the 90’s was used on countless hip-hop and R&B joints with notable usage by the RZA and Mobb [...]

July 10, 2015 Corry Banks Reviews, Synths 1