Moog app brings the classic Model 15 modular synth to the Mac

  • January 20, 2021
You won’t have to fire up a mobile device (or spend a fortune on the real thing) to use Moog’s Model 15 for music creation. The company has updated its Model 15 app to introduce support for Mac users running Big Sur, bringing the modular synthesizer…

The miniKORG 700FS is an overdue reissue of its first landmark synth

  • January 18, 2021
In 1973 Korg released its first mass-produced mono synth — the miniKORG 700. It’s a landmark instrument, but one that’s often overshadowed by the likes of the Minimoog Model D. And even when it comes to the company’s own products, it’s the MS-20 that…

Vocal synth with teeth is equally hilarious and horrifying

  • December 13, 2020
No, 2020 isn’t done with deeply unnerving technology just yet. The artist Love Hulten has built VOC-25, a vocal synthesizer where each of the keys is represented by a set of plastic teeth. Yes, it’s just as freaky in action as it looks. Play a piece…

MOD Duo X review: A do-it-all music box with potential

  • August 24, 2020
There’s this growing trend of musical devices that try to do it all. The Organelle. The ZOIA. The Polyend Digit / Beebo. The Mod Duo. They’re basically computers that can be effects processors, synthesizers, loopers or samplers. They all have particu…

Beebo is basically a modular synth in guitar pedal form

  • July 24, 2020
When I reviewed the ZOIA, I said there was nothing else quite like it on the market. And that’s still largely true, but the Beebo from Poly Effects is at least a close relative. It’s, in theory, a “multi modulation pedal” for your guitar. But, in rea…