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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, …

Massive Synth Collection
April 15, 2014 – 6:27 pm | 2 Comments
Massive Synth Collection

Michel van Osenbruggen is a musician and synth collector from The Netherlands, and he produces music under the name Synth.nl. He had a friend over to take some pictures of his drool-inducing studio, and …

The Wicks Looper – Acid Mix
April 7, 2014 – 5:35 pm | No Comment
The Wicks Looper – Acid Mix

If you’re into noise generation, or even if you just like to fiddle with cool little sound gadgets, the Wicks Looper – Acid Mix might be just the thing for you.

Made in Australia by a …

RJD2′s Studio
April 5, 2014 – 5:31 pm | 5 Comments
RJD2′s Studio

In this video, Ramble John Krohn (better known as the musician/producer RJD2) shows off his incredible home studio – while baking apple-raspberry cobbler a la mode.
RJD2 shows off his massive collection of synths, drum machines, …

The Dave Smith Prophet 12 Synthesizer
April 1, 2014 – 11:56 am | No Comment

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 …

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 …

The Beauty of the old Roland SH-2000 Analog Synthesizer
January 1, 2014 – 8:34 am | No Comment
The Beauty of the old Roland SH-2000 Analog Synthesizer

Despite the innovation of modern synth technology, you still can’t beat the sounds that an old school Roland SH-2000 analog synthesizer can bring to the equation. With an uncharacteristic and unmatched ability to create a …

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 …

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 …