Deep Diving on Select Gear

It has occurred to me that I don’t really know my instruments. It has also occurred to me that some of my most popular posts from my previous blog sight were synth reviews. In the spirit of killing two birds with one stone, I’ve decided that I’m going to start doing a series of deep-dive reviews of each instrument I currently have. It seems like a fun idea and one I think will be well received.

The hard part is choosing where to start. In the spirit of being somewhat interactive, I’ll let the readers/friends decide.

Pick One:

Korg Kronos X
Roland V-Synth GT
Novation UltraNova
Roland JP8080
Studio Electronics SE1
Emu Command Station XL7 (with ROMS)
Korg Prophecy
Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2
Access Virus TI2 DarkStar
Dave Smith Instruments PolyEvolver
Ensoniq EPS16+
Emu E6400
Kurzweil K2500
Elektron Analog Rytm
Elektron Octatrack
Aka MPC1000

Vote in the comments.

4 thoughts on “Deep Diving on Select Gear”

  1. I’m intrigued by how different our tendencies are in buying gear. Anyway, the one I want to hear about most is the Access Virus TI2 DarkStar.


    1. The virus is really an amazing piece…almost a standard these days. The TI2 Darkstar is the best of them that I’ve owned, going all the way back to the Virus A desktop I had in the 90s (and patches I wrote on that still work in the TI2..that’s kind of amazing).

      That said…it’s hard to program it and use it without everyone knowing it’s a virus. It’s got a certain intrinsic shine too it that’s easily recognized.


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