Wednesday , 23 April 2014

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Arturia MicroBrute review


A fully featured analogue monosynth for £250. Ain’t that something? At that price it’s difficult to resist, so I took a punt and it’s been in the studio for a few months. Let’s take a look at the features. It’s a single oscillator (plus sub) capable of producing saw, pulse and triangle waveforms simultaneously. You can mix in varying amounts ... Read More »

256 new sounds for the Dave Smith Evolver


Boxed Ear (my commercial samples and synth sound company) have just released a brilliant sound set for the Dave Smith Instruments Evolver. It’s a fabulous sound set by ambient electronica noodlists, Two Quiet Suns. There’s 256 sounds in the set (two banks) and they’re packed with organic leads, vintage basses, luscious evolving pads and otherworldly atmospheres. Every patch is designed ... Read More »

Boxed Ear OSCar

Boxed Ear OSCar for Kontakt

Boxed Ear, my sideline in commercial sample packs, turned a year old this month and released it’s thirds product, OSCar for Kontakt. Unsurprisingly it’s a sample pack made with the famous OSC OSCar. It’s a unique and increasingly rare synth. The oscillator section is particularly interesting as it strays heavily into additive synthesis. Because it’s an early 80s digital oscillator ... Read More »