Moog releases the Werkstatt-Ø1 DIY analog synth

Moog has released a DIY analog synth kit called the Werkstatt-Ø1. Originally the kit was supposed to be a Moogfest 2014 exclusive, but Moog seems to have changed that and is now offering it to the public, in limited numbers. The kit is available in extremely limited numbers through a select number of U.S. dealers only. The kit was designed as an educational tool, is said to be extremely easy to bu...[Read More]

TC Electronic Finalizer Express

In the world of recording and producing music, there are many people just starting out who believe that mixing a song for their artist is the final step. Except there is one process at the very end that can seem small or unimportant to the untrained ear, but make a big difference to the everyday person listening to this brand new song: Mastering. Now mastering, to some, may take as little as throw...[Read More]

NAMM 2013: Aphex Microphone X

Well, here’s an interesting one…a microphone that has analog signal processors BUILT INTO IT. This immediately caught my attention. The Aphex Microphone X is a USB cardioid condensor microphone with a compressor and exciter built into it. On top of that it also has a headphone amp built right in, so you can plug your headphones directly into the microphone. Now, as someone who likes to...[Read More]

NAMM 2013: Moog Sub Phatty

The name Moog is legendary. The classic sound of an analog Moog synth is unparalleled. And they’re at it again! Moog’s latest release is the Moog Sub Phatty, which includes two variable waveshape oscillators, one square wave sub oscillator, and one noise generator. This synth has been dubbed the “grittiest Moog ever”, and after hearing a number of demos, I can say that I ag...[Read More]