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Synths on a Budget-Keyboards Part 1

Synths on a Budget: Part 1 – Keyboards

When it comes to synthesisers, our concept of affordability has changed dramatically over the past few years. Arturia broke new ground in 2012 with the original Minibrute, offering a huge sounding analog mono-synth for under $1000 AUD. A few years later Korg exceeded expectations by

My Gear: Worng

Whether they are a gear nerd or a gear noob, the type of gear an artist uses has a huge impact on their signature sound. In this regular series called My Gear, Noisegate picks the brains of exciting and diverse artists for a behind-the-scenes scoop
ARTURIA MINIBRUTE 2 & 2S Analogue Synthesizers Review

ARTURIA MiniBrute 2 & 2S – Analogue Synthesisers

Product Review: We’ve come to expect big things from this forward-thinking French company’s small packages and Arturia’s MiniBrute 2 and 2S are no exception.  You instantly notice the larger size of the MiniBrute 2 thanks to the sprawling panel of knobs, faders and switches and luscious wooden
Steve Williams Feature

Steve Williams: Addicted to Synths

Steve Williams is addicted to synthesisers and his vast synth collection verifies that. Amongst his collection are rare vintage synths such as the British EMS VCS-3 (as used by Pink Floyd on “Dark Side of The Moon”) and the Australian Fairlight Series IIx and CMI

Black Corporation Tease New Analogue Polyphonic Synth

Black Corporation, The makers of the well-received 'Deckards Dream' Yamaha CS80 remake, have been teasing details of their upcoming 8-voice analogue poly-synth module 'KIMIJI' via Instagram. Initially leaked by sound-designer Richard Divine during NAMM, here's what we know so far. The Kimiji is loosely based
Bass Gear – What to watch out for in 2018!

Bass Gear – What to Watch Out for in 2018!

[addtoany] With the whirlwind that was NAMM 2018 over and out for another 12 months we take this chance to look back at our top 3 bass gear picks from the show. We think these releases will shake the bass world for 2018 and just
Buyers Guide: Choosing a Budget Mono Synth

Buyers Guide: Choosing a Budget Mono Synth

There is no shortage of quality affordable mono synths on the market these days. Choosing the right one comes down to a variety of factors: feature set, sound, availability, complexity and, more often than not, cost. To make the task easier we have compiled a

Arturia Announce Improved & Expanded V Collection 6

Arturia have just announced a huge update to their flagship V Collection software package, including 4 new iconic vintage instruments: the DX7 V (Yamaha DX7), Buchla Easel V, Clavinet V and the CMI V (Fairlight CMI Sampler), an update to Analog Lab and additional models