Hydrasynth is a no-compromise polysynth, and a key Akai, Arturia alum designer was involved

It calls itself a “dream synth” for sound designers and performers alike. It’s got polyphonic aftertouch. And it signals a return of the designer of the Arturia ‘Brutes and Akai APC40. Today is the first time I think most of us have heard of Ahun Sound Machines. Evidently, it’s a new synthesizer brand backed by […]

Strange Moog history: a telephone, a table hockey game, more

You know the Minimoog and the modular. But do you know The Operator – a business telephone? Or the Moog table hockey game? The Moog name wound up in some strange places in the 80s.

Peter Kirn - June 3, 2019

Polyend puts presets in your modular – plus run on a battery, anywhere

Hey, modulars are great. But you can’t call up presets at will, like on a computer. And you can’t head for a day of patching to the shore of your local lake. Or – can you? The folks at Polish maker Polyend are breaking the rules.

Peter Kirn - May 13, 2019

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