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First Look: Arturia Oberheim OB-Xa V Software Synth

Arturia Release New OB-Xa V Software Synth

Arturia’s virtual arsenal of classic synthesisers continues to grow with the addition of the OB-Xa V, an emulation of the classic polyphonic monster from Oberheim introduced in 1981.   Considered by some to be the definitive polyphonic synth of the 80s thanks largely to its iconic inclusion on a particular Van

Music Making with Arturia Keystep Pro

Music Making with the Arturia Keystep Pro

Showcased earlier this year at the NAMM show in California, Arturia’s new KeyStep Pro had little problem stirring up buzz within the electronic music community. The Keystep Pro has evolved from its smaller sibling the KeyStep and follows a popular lineage of hardware controllers, and those in the know will notice some similarities to the mighty BeatStep Pro. The KeyStep Pro takes things to a new level with a 4

Just Sounds: KORG Monologue + NTS 1 + Volca Sample

Just Sounds: KORG Monologue + NTS 1 + Volca Sample

Spektro Logs is volume 4 in the series of sound packs for the Korg monologue. Created by Ícaro Ferre, it features 100 custom presets which include unique bass and lead patches interesting FX and drum parts. If you own a monologue you can download the

Just Sounds: Can the Korg Volca Bass Chill?

Back in 2013, Korg released the first of their now extensive Volca line, the Bass, Keys and Beats. People went crazy for them, and they’re still very popular today. Back then I was making a lot of techno, so the Volca Bass was super appealing

KORG v NORD v Yamaha Feature

Stage Piano Comparison: Korg SV-2, Nord Piano 4 & Yamaha CP-88

In this video we put the Korg SV-2, Nord Piano 4 and Yamaha CP-88 stage pianos through their paces, comparing their sound quality, feel and features.   A few weeks back we took a ‘First Look’ at Korg’s new SV-2 Stage Piano, a major upgrade to their classic SV-1 introduced way back

Just Sounds: Modal Electronics ARGON8 Wavetable Synth

Just Sounds: Modal Electronics ARGON8 Wavetable Synthesiser

So what does the Modal Electronics ARGON8 Wavetable Synth sound like? Here is our “Just Sounds” Video that reveals just some of what this new synth is capable of. Stay tuned for our full review of the ARGON8 coming soon. More info: https://www.modalelectronics.com/argon8/