Oberheim is back with OB-X8, combining three 1980s legends into one analog polysynth

Do call it a comeback. Oberheim returns to the world of synthesizers – both for those who love the name, and a new generation discovering it for the first time. And the instrument to mark the occasion is an 8-voice dream synth. So for those deciphering the teasers and leaks, yes, the OB-X8 builds on […]

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

MTV just turned 40; rewatch the opening videos as they predict 2020-2021 streams

MTV turned 40 years of age this week. Its contents live on for viewing now, and their blend of optimism and awkwardness feels familiar.

Peter Kirn - August 2, 2021

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