Born and raised in El Paso, TX, now I call Chicago my adopted home. When not unearthing forgotten musical gems, I try to make some time to write my own music using acoustic guitars, MIDI controllers, and electric violin.
Guitarists aren’t the only ones going gaga over EarthQuaker Devices’ Afterneath reverb effect! The EQD Afterneath Retrospective Eurorack module gives FX-curious keyboardists an eye-level version they can tweak, too. In our exclusive video, we put it inside a Cre8Audio NiftyBUNDLE Eurorack kit and pair it with Arturia’s MiniBrute 2, attempting to unlock its otherworldly sound.
Don’t simulate – recreate all the essential instruments necessary for the gigging keyboardist. Yamaha YC series stage keyboards feature a proprietary VCM engine that captures all the subtleties of acoustic and electronic pianos, organs, and more, right down to their circuitry. Find out what it all means as Yamaha’s Brother Paul Brown (current member of […]
Dreadbox’s Nymphes is an ambitious 6-voice polyphonic desktop synthesizer. With 6 different playing modes and a lush digital reverb, the Nymphes grants myriad sonic possibilities that promise to strike joy in anyone’s heart. In our exclusive video demo, we discover just what’s possible on a Dreadbox Nymphes.
Based on an advanced wavetable synthesis engine, ASM’s Hydrasynth offers all the tone-generating capabilities possible through digital technology. Watch our demo as we explore the myriad sonic possibilities available to you on the desktop version of this multifaceted digital dream machine from Ashun Sound Machines.
Guitboard or keytar? No matter what you call it, Korg’s RK100S2 frees any keyboardist from their stand, allowing them take center stage (or stage left or right) with an all-wood-body synth powerhouse made to move. From stand to strap, there’s so much more “more” you can do on a Korg RK100S2. Watch our live demo […]
Nothing quite stands out on stage like Nord’s red Electro series synthesizers. Since their introduction in 2001, each Electro has put on a masterclass of Swedish-designed emulation of classic vintage organs and electro-mechanical and acoustic pianos. What sets Electro synths apart from the pack is that they contain so much tech in an ultra-portable package […]
Numark’s Mixstream Pro DJ controller paves the way for next-gen DJing with built-in Wi-Fi, direct access to streaming music, Philips Hue smart control to turn your room lighting into party lighting, seamless integration of existing DJ libraries, Dropbox connectivity, pro DJ features, and built-in monitor speakers! Look back on our latest livestream as Jimmy and […]
Editor’s Note: This post covers the origins of Sequential’s Prophet through a historic and technical lens. For more on the video above, please see the section labeled “Notes From Our Sequential Prophet Video.” And learn more about modern Sequential Prophets in our Legends guide on zZounds! How exactly does one travel into space without exiting one’s stratosphere? […]
Since 2013, Bristol, UK-based Modal Electronics has pushed the envelope for what’s possible with a digital and analog synth. From their legendary 00 series dream hybrid synths to their pint-size first-gen wavetable CRAFTsynth, each instrument has that mysterious “it” factor that makes its cutting-edge sound design cut through the mix. In our latest deep dive, […]