Review: Here’s Moog Mavis, packing analog Moog modular essentials into a 24-jack, $349 box

It looks like another budget semi-modular, but look closer: Moog’s latest is a distillation of a lot of what distinguishes a Moog modular voice, with some significant twists (wavefolder!). And it can work on its own or as an ideal companion to other patchable instruments. Let’s break it down.

Noise Engineering’s plug-ins are a dirty habit, start for free, and they keep coming

They started as terrific modules – now they’re available in plug-in form. Noise Engineering is on a roll. The free plug-ins are essential, and eventually, you may want everything, hardware and software. There’s just so much goodness here – all literally glowing and pulsing with a selectable color palette. (I mean, did I wind up […]

Peter Kirn - April 7, 2022

Everything new in Arturia MicroFreak 3 update, as a wild little synth gets deeper

It’s cute and small, it’s affordable, and now it’s getting more packed into it, in collaboration with boutique maker Noise Engineering. Here’s a look at what’s new in Arturia’s free 3.0.x firmware update to their MicroFreak synth.

Peter Kirn - January 19, 2021

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