About six months ago, I was sent a copy of the Arturia Wurlitzer V to check out and review… It’s been an interesting six-month period as I’ve been insanely busy producing and mixing projects for a variety of bands, mostly in the modern rock and pop genres. I often use vintage sounds in projects like this, though I regularly smash, distort, mangle and generally mess with the original tones to create new sounds for the records I’m producing.
After my review of the Behringer X32 was published, Behringer got in touch, rather promptly, and we’ve engaged in a conversation about the X32, its components and my opinion of it. An interesting exchange of letters!
The analog revival is in full swing. Analog synthesis is not only experiencing a resurgence, but also a renaissance. In the middle of all this, what does Moog, a trusted name in analog for decades decide to do? They release a synth that just deals with the bottom line, and that’s it. But as you’ll find, the bottom is what it does best, but not the only trick it knows.
A shiny black Les Paul has for sometime been the rock guitar of choice so the arrival of the Vintage VR100W certainly provoked some reactions around the office when it emerged from the box. ‘White all over’ it is a sight to behold …
Purely by chance I was presented with the topic for this month’s column on a platter when the in-house Digidesign SC48 console at a venue where I work didn’t survive a recent power cut and the interim replacement turned out to be none other than the new, and much talked about, X32 from Behringer.
Camel Audio’s Alchemy synthesizer brings a whole new meaning to the term ‘playtime’. Having just released version 1.5 Camel Audio have added some great new features and improvements. James Mazur puts the latest version through its paces.
We review this economical offering from Sennheiser to see how performs in a variety of studio applications.