Hands-on tour of the Oberheim OB-X8 architecture, feature by feature, with Francis Preve

The first new Oberheim instrument in 35 years is something special. So let’s get an exclusive tour of what this instrument is like to play — from one of the people who programmed some of its new sounds. And yes, we’ve got sound samples.

Top music gear news from Superbooth 2021 – the CDM monster guide

The music nerd cultural happening – modular pilgrimage is back, and with it… way too much gear to wrap your head around. Here are the not-to-miss picks and of course the exhaustive CDM monster guide.

Gorgeous Hydrasynth polysynth adds tuning tables, distortion, more

The Hydrasynth’s wave morphing polyphony is yours for a street price of around $1300. Now alternative tunings and extra features make that more appealing. Here’s a look.

Peter Kirn - August 7, 2020

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