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Are you tired of cheap synthesizers that tend to fall apart at the slightest nudge? Or change their sound simply because you accidentally scratched it while changing out cords? The Dave Smith Prophet 12 is …

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We love the Korg Monotron!
April 19, 2014 – 7:11 pm | 5 Comments
We love the Korg Monotron!

If you’re a regular reader of SynthGear, you know that we love the Korg Monotron. Heck, we’re even giving them away for free!
Korg themselves have put together a bunch of cool mods (some commercial, …

Somebody That I Used to Know – Computer Remix
April 9, 2014 – 5:42 pm | No Comment
Somebody That I Used to Know – Computer Remix

Sometimes I don’t know why people do it, but I am glad that they do. One song i really like, Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye, done via an old school remix. …

Dark Synth: A Worthy Abelton Plug-in?
April 8, 2014 – 7:31 pm | No Comment
Dark Synth: A Worthy Abelton Plug-in?

What is Dark Synth? It is just the latest in the efforts to give the Max for Live synthesizer added depth and control for digital sound generation. It’s a polyphonic additive that comes with 136 …

Roland Makes a Killer Bassline Roland AIRA TB-3 Synthesizer
March 20, 2014 – 11:53 am | No Comment
Roland Makes a Killer Bassline Roland AIRA TB-3 Synthesizer

One of the most difficult components of sound generation for today’s musicians is a realistic bassline. Today’s bass sounds, whether saw generated or the popular wobble bass of modern music, still need a component of …

The ARP 2500 Synthesizer Is Still Magical
March 10, 2014 – 11:52 am | No Comment
The ARP 2500 Synthesizer Is Still Magical

Developed in 1970, the ARP 2500 was the first synthesizer to come to the market from Alan R. Pearlman. He was inspired by the work that Moog was doing with synthesizer development and wanted to …

Program Your Synth Like a Pro: Filters
February 3, 2014 – 1:31 pm | No Comment
Program Your Synth Like a Pro: Filters

Now that you’ve developed a unique sound from your sound source, you’re ready to make it even more unique through the use of modifiers. Depending on your synth equipment, there’s a good chance that you …

Program Your Synth Like a Pro: Introducing the Synthesizer
January 14, 2014 – 3:38 pm | No Comment
Program Your Synth Like a Pro: Introducing the Synthesizer

Are you ready to take your sounds beyond the factory presets of your synth? When you know how the components of your synth work together, you’ll be able to program like a pro in no …

Just How Good Is the Geo Synthesizer?
December 15, 2013 – 8:29 am | No Comment
Just How Good Is the Geo Synthesizer?

I don’t know about you, but I have found that it can be difficult to perfect a fluid sound for some specific ambient compositions. Sharp or crisp tones are often easily added into any musical …

Be Just Like Animusic
November 21, 2013 – 3:25 pm | No Comment
Be Just Like Animusic

Animusic is one of those synth organizations that is always on the forefront of cutting edge technology. They’ve been around for a few years now, but they still continue to inspire a new generation of …

The Arturia MicroBrute: Monophonic Bliss
November 18, 2013 – 9:16 am | No Comment
The Arturia MicroBrute: Monophonic Bliss

If you’re looking to get something that will be an all-in-one package for your synth needs, the Arturia MicroBrute is not it. For an MSRP of just over $200, to expect a full synth package …