At the end of 2019, I was looking for a nice mobile synth. Back then I used to travel a lot, mostly by train. My thought was, it would be nice to have a nice, little machine to noodle around with while sitting in the ICE. And so I bought an OP-1. It was expensive. But it was perfect for traveling and I cannot blame a synth for a global pandemic grounding all travel for 18 months.
Soma Lyra-8 Organismic Synthesizer – is it worth the hype (and the price)
There are so many hype cycles going on each and every day on the net. Most of the time it is about new synths. I tend to fall to these hypes, feeling an urge to buy synths immediately. Same happened when the Somy Lyra-8 came out. However I resisted – for a few months. Then I became weak and bought an used one. Was it worth the €550 used price (~$675)?
Atmosphere Cloud Reverb – nice little reverb with big sound
The Atmosphere Cloud Reverb is an AU effect for iOS. I bought it right after release for € 6,99 ($5,99) and loved it right away.