G-Force’s OB-E Looks AWESOME

Yesterday, G-Force Software introduced the OB-E synthesizer emulation. It's another OB-8 emulation - sort of - except it has some features that make it look really compelling. Oberheim has some absolutely iconic synths. They were originally built around the SEM, the Synthesizer Expander Module, which was a monophonic synth; it was pretty simple, although it… Continue reading G-Force’s OB-E Looks AWESOME

Voltage Modular and MIDI Out in Cubase

I’d like to explain how I got Cherry Audio’s Voltage Modular to generate Euclidean patterns for Cubase. The process for it should be generalizable to other DAWs, but since Cubase Pro is my daily driver (as a DAW, I guess) I’m going to focus on it. Euclidean patterns rely on the idea that percussive hits… Continue reading Voltage Modular and MIDI Out in Cubase

Doug Wyatt Guitars, from a few years ago

A while back, on a trip to Gatlinburg with my family, I came across a music shop called "Doug Wyatt Guitars." As an avid guitarist who can't, like, JUST PASS A GUITAR STORE BY LIKE MY WIFE WANTED ME TO, I stopped in - and was rewarded greatly. For lo, not only was yon proprietor… Continue reading Doug Wyatt Guitars, from a few years ago

Review: Cherry Audio’s “Voltage” Eurorack Soft Synthesizer. Thumbs up.

Cherry Audio has a modular softsynth, called "Voltage." It's currently (as of October 8, 2018) $150, in a bundle that includes the core product, plus 69 modules as well as an additional set of percussion modules and settings for the synthesizer. It looks like it's a competitor for four softsynths with which I have varying… Continue reading Review: Cherry Audio’s “Voltage” Eurorack Soft Synthesizer. Thumbs up.