Pretty Colors and Flashing Lights: the Critter & Guitari ETC Synthesizer

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In a new era of MIDI instruments, synthesizers, workstations, and turntables, it can be hard to find that mix of quality construction and function. Instruments should first and foremost be fun to use; if an instrument doesn’t feel good to play, people won’t use it. While plenty of manufacturers miss […]

Touché: A New Way To Play

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The Touché midi controller uses touch sensitivity to blur the lines between musical instruments and a musical accessories. The welcome press of a piano key has long been a missing component, and link between midi controllers themselves and traditional instruments. Now Expressive E aims to further fill that void by […]

The New Pocket Operators Make Us Squee

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Teenage Engineering joined the world of synthesizers marching to the beat of their own drum machine. In 2015 they released their handheld Pocket Operators; Minimalist synthesizers shaped like a calculator. The Pocket Operator originally launched with the Rhythm, Sub, and Factory models. Three new models have entered the scene, and […]