Moog SUB 37 Review

Moog Sub37

I have been completely consumed by the arrival of the Moog Sub 37. It has only been 2 days since I’ve had it, and there is a lot to say about it. At first, and even before it’s arrival, i was thinking, Eh, its going to be just ok. And if i don’t like it, i can always have it as something to trade and to sell later on. That turned out to be hardly the case. This synth is a keeper, and I have already signed my name on the back of it. So theres no way back.

THE COMPANY

So lets talk about the Company first.

Mike Huckaby at MoogMoog is the Nicest company you could ever meet. They really pack a lot of love into their products and craftsmanship. They make you feel like You’ve also been invited over to a home dinner after the purchase of one of their products. Bob Moog would be very happy with the products they have been releasing after his unfortunate passing. It all started at the beginning of 2012 when i received an email from the company stating that they would like to support my work at youthville, would like to donate a limited edition Lil Phatty synthesizer, and needed presets for their Animoog product during the 2012 Movement Fest in Detroit. (I rate the Animoog as one of the top 5 i phone / i pad apps) So things were getting serious. Donating a Lil Phatty Synthesizer gave me the first chance to incorporate a piece of hardware at my workshops, and at youthville. It is really important to show kids the workings of a physical product, and how it relates to the primary aspect of synthesis.

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Waldorf Rocket Synthesizer Review

Waldorf Rocket

The last 2-3 years has seen a rise in the production of mono synthesizers in the market by several different hardware companies. As competition increases, it seems that a quick way to generate revenue for hardware companies is by producing inexpensive mono synthesizers marketed around popular styles of electronic music.

Furthermore, there also seems to be a rise in the demand for hardware synths vs software programs. Many of the leading mono synths are slightly less than the full price of a DAW, or software synth as well. This is a favorable aspect that the market seems to be responding to. Many hardware users also are enticed by hardware synths because they are not affected by ram, processor speeds of a computer, or the need to upgrade to a newer computer in order to continue using it. These are competitive factors that are here to stay, and will continue to influence the market place.

So lets move on to reviewing the Rocket Synthesizer by Waldorf. ( Mind you that i am a Waldorf fan, and in particularly of the Waldorf wave. But i will not let my biases interfere with this review ) This is a very sleek mono synth with a stunning build to it. The unit has a great design, and has an extremely sturdy build and design to it.

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