BOSS DS-1W is the DS-1’s first solid-state distortion pedal update in decades

BOSS’ signature DS-1 from 1978 is still in production today. But for the first time since the late 80s, the DS-1 has got a new, entirely solid-state analog update.

Celebrate your Blue Monday with the choir sound from New Order – and Kraftwerk’s Orchestron

Expect there are quite a few blue Blue Mondays in the house, so this is topical – our friend Alex Theakston dives down a rabbit hole straight to Kraftwerk’s very own Vako Orchestron.

Peter Kirn - January 17, 2022

Dave Smith himself tours the Prophet-5 in a six-part series, one year later

Who better to revisit Prophet history – and its latest iteration – than the synth legend and Sequential founder himself, Dave Smith? Dave’s got a six-part series on the instrument, and… I’m writing this right next to one of the 1978 original designs if anyone has an idea for what to do with it in the next couple of days!

Peter Kirn - November 16, 2021

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