Synthesis 101 : How to make your own sounds

Synthesis 101 : How to make your own sounds

When starting in synthesis is can be difficult to ready understand the meaning of each part found in your synth. It doesn’t matter if the synth is real analogue, digital or a VST soft synth, the synthesis concepts all start from the same basics. In this series...
Get the most out of the Novation Peak

Get the most out of the Novation Peak

Novation is always coming up with cool and interesting approach to traditionnal synth. They have now the PEAK, an 8 voices polyphonic desktop module that uses NCOs. What are Numerically Controlled Oscillators? Announcing the PEAK as having ” Digital where it...
Novation Circuit MonoStation Versus BassStation II

Novation Circuit MonoStation Versus BassStation II

Novation is presenting the Circuit Mono Station as a Bass Station II with a Sequencer. My first impression was that is had a less powerful synthesis engine. But When I actually tried it, I was more than amaze. I’m now thinking of selling my Bass Station II to...
Novation Circuit MonoStation review

Novation Circuit MonoStation review

Novation Circuit MonoStation : First impression The Novation Circuit series is a really fun series. The original Circuit brought in a very fun and powerful sequencer playing 2 NOVA synths on top of triggering 4 sampled drum sounds. The Circuit Mono Station reuses the...
The Waldorf Rocket : Small size but powerful punch

The Waldorf Rocket : Small size but powerful punch

The Waldorf Rocket It’s a small synth desktop module that packs a punch. It has a Virtual analogue Oscillator combined with a real Waldorf analogue filter. One top of that, it has one LFO, an Arp and an audio VCF in. It has no memory. What you see it what you...