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Category Archives: Synth & Keys

Taking the Korg MS-20 FS For a Spin

Forgive me if I seem a little over excited here (not sorry), but how could I not be when our long awaited Korg MS-20 FS finally lands on the Noisegate office doorstep. As you can see, I wasted no time at all unboxing this full-sized

My Gear: Ehsan Gelsi – The Ten Thousand Pipe Acoustic Organ Sound

Ehsan Gelsi has spent the last 20 years immersed in the world of synthesizers, as a performer, educator and product specialist. Crossing genres from techno and experimental to hip hop and electronica, Ehsan’s musical scope is super diverse and has made him a valuable addition

Eurorack Successors: Mutable Instruments Beads and Intellijel Metropolix

This week we’ve seen successors announced to two enormously popular Eurorack modules, the Mutable Instruments Clouds and Intellijel Metropolis, being reborn as Beads and Metropolix respectively.  Both released in 2014, Clouds and Metropolis have both been key modules in the modular explosion we’ve seen in

Tutorial: Korg SQ-64 Sequencer Workflow

Got synths? Need sequencing? That’s what I thought, keep reading because we had a little sit down with Korg’s new SQ64 polyphonic hardware sequencer. This little mini machine is built like a tank and offers everything you need for sequencing all your hardware (or software)

2021 NAMM ‘Believe In Music’ Week Wrap Up

It’s the pilgrimage that every music gear-head loves, the NAMM Winter Show. Every year in January, the world gets to see a heap of hot new products and announcements all from Los Angeles, USA. So, you’d be excused if you were confused by NAMM this year, it went completely virtual and the name

NAMM 2021 Booth Report: Korg

Given the atypical nature and undeniably subdued ‘virtual’ format of this year’s NAMM show, many brands have in turn limited their involvement, forgoing the hype of new product announcements and marketing fanfare.  Korg however are not one of those brands choosing to instead seize the opportunity and