Having made an impact with their original Dark Energy analogue synth, we delve into Doepfer’s new Dark Energy II and find some interesting changes.
Born out of a collaboration between Italian keyboard manufacturer Studiologic and German synthesizer designers Waldorf, the Sledge polyphonic synthesizer has arrived and it’s nailing its colours to the wall. We get under the skin of this cross breed to find out if its insides are as striking as its exterior.
In today’s world it’s becoming increasingly difficult to identify a true analogue synthesizer and even more so to choose the one that caters for your individual needs. Analogue modeling, true analogue signal path and DSP are just some of the confusing terms that the manufacturers throw about, so in this article our resident caped-crusader dissects the attributes of our ten most popular analogue synthesizers, helping you to decide which knobs you should be twiddling.