Reviews

YAMAHA MODX

The MODX series has arrived! It carries on the DNA from YAMAHA's MONTAGE series as a hybrid synth with its FM-X sound engine and super high-quality, realistic AWM2 sound engine.

SEQUENTIAL PROPHET X

When it comes to synthesizers named PROPHET, known for their characteristic analog synth sound (even the ones with digital oscillators), it's pretty much a given that if you like synths then you're familiar wit...

CASIO CT-X5000

CASIO is well-known for its PRIVIA line of high-quality digital pianos, and for its portable keyboards with light-up keys. This time, we reviewed their new CT-X5000 model, which would fall into the high-grade k...

KORG prologue

With the Prologue, Korg brings us a high-end polyphonic synth, the latest in their recent series of analog synthesizers which began with the monophonic Monologue and the 4-voice Minilogue. There are t...

YAMAHA MONTAGE V2.0 New Functions

The MONTAGE is Yamaha's flagship model, and utilizes their newest synthesis engine, the "Motion Control Synthesis Engine." The sequencer from the MOTIF series is absent, instead we find ...

ARTURIA DX7 V

Arturia, well-known for its software reincarnations of many famous vintage synths, has released an FM synth as part of its newest collection. Not just any synth, this digital synthesizer was a global hit i...

ARTURIA V Collection 6

The V Collection, Arturia's standard software package, has been updated to version six! New additions to the suite are the DX7 V, Buchla Easel V, Clavinet V, and CMI V, bringing the total nu...

IK Multimedia iRig Keys I/O

IK Multimedia has released a new controller, the iRig Keys I/O. Continuing where the iRig Keys Pro left off, the iRig Keys I/O is available in 25- and 49-key versions. From the nam...

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet REV2 16 Voice

Dave Smith Instruments has released another synth in their Prophet line, this time one that's been powered up. In the Prophet08 series, we saw the return of the Prophet name, and the return of analog ...

Soundbrenner Pulse

For this showcase, we're not going to talk about an instrument, but a wearable device. Something about that has a nice ring to it, don't you think? A wearable device, which in this case is a metronome.

UVI VINTAGE VAULT 2

The UVI VINTAGE VAULT 2 is a bundle of vintage synths selected from UVI's enormous collection of instruments. With this package though, new machines have been added to the collection, resulting in the...

IK Multimedia SYNTRONIK

Vintage analog synths. They're still in demand, but finding one in good condition isn't exactly easy. Moreover, if you haven't seriously considered the trouble of upkeep and inevitable repairs, maintaining...

UVI SYNTH ANTHOLOGY 2

SYNTH ANTHOLOGY 2 is an instrument brought to us from UVI, which covers everything from the famous vintage analog synths of old to modern digital synths of today.

UVI FALCON

The FALCON is UVI's newest, cutting edge instrument, which isn't easily summed up in a single phrase.In the FALCON are a number of synthesis engines, including engines that combine sampling and s...

Expressive E Touché

When it comes to synthesizer controllers—pads, knobs, touch sensors, etc.—we’ve pretty much almost run out of new options, both physically and functionally. However, a French venture company called ...

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