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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 matter, analogue where it counts” using Numerically Controlled Oscillators. What are they?

In depth Walkthrough of the 8 voices Polyphonic synth Peak.

The novation Peak is a really cool 8 voices polyphonic desktop synth. I had the chance to play with it and get an up close and personal experience. Here is my review of the beast.

How to sync the PEAK with a Volca Beats?

The Novation Peak has a CV MOD IN capacity as the perfect combination for the CV OUT of the Novation Circuit MonoStation. Also,  let’s explore how to interconnect the Peak, the Circuit MonoStation and the Volca Beats.

Explore FM fetures of the Peak.

Many synth like the Novation Peak have the capacity of doing FM synthesis. Or at least they have some FM feature to help create more complex wave form. For those who don’t know how to approach the FM features of their synth I prepared this TOP 6 tips to start exploring FM in your subtractive synth and get control over new timbers of sounds.

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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 Novation Circuit synthesis engine walkthrough.

The Novation Circuit Synthesis engine The Novation Circuit has 2 Nova Synths. Those synth are surprisingly powerful. The original Nova synth where part of the first generation of virtual analogue synths. Like I explained in another post Novation Circuit firmware 1.6...

Novation Circuit : firmware 1.6 – NOW I want one!

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Korg Volca Beats

The Volca series is a little analogue revolution. It brings to the masses affordable analogue synths and drum machines with a lot of character. I originally looked at the Volcas as toys until a friend came in with a Volca Beats looking to sell it. It took me 15...

TR-09 Vs TR-08 Vs TR-8

Which Roland TR is the right for you! I personally have a TR-8, that I love (see... TR-8 walkthrough). But with the new release of the TR-09 and TR-08 the question has to answered. So I made these videos at the school Musitechnic (where I work) First video:...

Nu-Trix song deconstructed + free audio loops

Song deconstructed I got a request from one of my YouTube subscriber (Hi Piotr) to demo how I would integrate my Roland A-01 into a song. I decided to use a song I was working on and made a performance out of it. In this performance I'm using no computer, my Arturia...

Roland TR-08 review, hidden features and sound challenge

The Roland TR-08 Presentation The Roland TR-08 is a modern version of the mythical TR-808 from Roland. In this series of 3 videos I give test and review the new contender to the drum machine world. In the first video I give a tour of the TR-08. Hidden Features Like...

TR-8 song mode : reality or myth?

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How to get the most out of your Roland TR-8 drum machine

How to get the most out of your Roland TR-8 drum machine I have been an owner of a Roland TR-8 since 2015 and it's still today one of the best drum machine I ever owned. And over my 20 some years of music making, I have been the owner of many different drum machines....

Get the most out of the Roland TR-09 with these hidden features

The TR-09 (revisited) The TR-09 is a very powerful drum machine that sounds (and look) just like the original TR-909. It's portable and can seem to be limited at first glance. It came out  in 2016 as part of the Roland Aira line of products. Like most of the Aira...

Is Subpac actually any good? It’s a secret weapon!

Subpac is a physical apparatus that provides a physical audio experience not unlike going to a show or a club. You feel the bass! How good is it? Can it replace a sub in a home studio and give the definition needed for critical listening? Let see in the video....

My new EP is on FE3BACk! Make money with my music!

Here is my latest song. For the video I did a montage of clips in sync with the music using video from Beeple under Common Creative License. Check out his work, it's amazing. Making my video with Beeple VJ Clip I wanted to have a music video to help promote the song....

What to buy for making EDM?

What to buy to start making EDM? A lot of the questions I receive are about how to start making electronic music. I remember the pull into creating music I got in my teenage years. “How do I start making EDM? What should I buy?” Joe Carter Hello Nu-Trix! I’m just...

How to setup your Roland Boutique with Ableton Live

How to setup Ableton Live with Roland Boutique devices. Each Roland Boutique is a little bit different even if they share a common design. They have the same footprint, most of them have the same connectivity (Phone, Mix in, Output, MIDI IN OUT) some them even have CV...

Nu-Trix song deconstructed + free audio loops

Song deconstructed I got a request from one of my YouTube subscriber (Hi Piotr) to demo how I would integrate my Roland A-01 into a song. I decided to use a song I was working on and made a performance out of it. In this performance I'm using no computer, my Arturia...

CHECKLIST: How to choose your next studio piece

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Nu-Trix song : 4th

The mobile sessions of Nu-Trix EP The EP is now available on most online music platform. Check it out. EP "The mobile sessions of Nu-Trix".   Made with Gadget and Auria Pro. My EP " The Mobile Sessions of Nu-Trix" was made exclusively using an iPad 12 pro, Korg...

Video of the song “Cool Separation”

Check this out, my new EP "The mobile sessions of Nu-Trix" is out. Pour votre plaisir voici un extrait de mon nouvel E.P. " The Mobile sessions of Nu-trix". The concept behind the album is to create an E.P. only using the iPad. So I used Korg's Gadget to create and it...

10 years for the CD “Super Jednostka”

Et voila: Super Jednostka (circa 2007) pour son 10 e anniversaire est à nouveau disponible. Finally :Super Jednostka (circa 2007) for it's 10th anniversary is re-release online. iTunes , CD Baby , Spotify!  

iPad Musique – Mon Workflow

Depuis le jour où j’ai eu mon premier iPad (iPad2 3G 64G) en 2011, j’ai toujours été curieux de découvrir les capacités des iApps pour la création musicale. J’ai acquis plusieurs iApps de musique allant de simple applications musicales ludiques à des applications...