Roland Boutique SE-02

Well the new synth for September (or it might have been august) was the Roland Boutique SE-02. It’s a nice little (TINY!!) fully analog synth with 3 oscillators somewhat copying the Minimoog Model D. This one adds a bunch of cool features like a separate LFO and a lot of cross modulation so you can Read More…

Dave Smith DSI Prophet REV 2 – 16 voice

In January I got a DSI Tetra and immediately loved the sound. Soon after they announced the REV 2 and I decided that was the one I needed to get. It arrived here at Cosmo Music much sooner than I expected so I drove up there and tried it out. Right away it seemed pretty Read More…

Korg MS-10

I saw a video a little while ago that was demonstrating the Korg MS-20 and briefly he showed the MS-10 filter. It sounded much more beefy than the MS-20! So, of course, I had to get one! For some reason, this eBay seller decided to not ship for almost 3 weeks but he was nice Read More…

Gibson Les Paul Standard HP

Another dream comes true! Again it took a long time, about 38 years, but it’s definitely well worth it!My first guitar was a really cheap Les Paul copy (and I still have it! .. what’s left of it) and I’ve always wanted one ever since then but I always get caught up with either the Read More…

Dave Smith Tetra Synthesizer

My newest addition just arrived. The Dave Smith Tetra. I’ve had a Mopho for a while and wasn’t all that happy with it but I’m pretty sure that’s because there’s no front panel. It’s really hard to edit a sound when you have to cycle through every parameter and change them one at a time. Read More…

New Song: Trinitite

Here’s a new song that I did a few years ago. I meant to do more with it but I like the weird feeling it has now so I don’t think I’ll change it. Since I don’t plan on including it on the next CD I decided I’d post it now. This song started as Read More…

Korg Minikorg 700

One more new addition to my studio! I couldn’t resist buying this old synthesizer. This was the first one that Korg ever made, the Minikorg 700. The price seemed pretty good and I’ve been seeing them going for much more lately, so like the Arp Axxe I figured I better grab it while it was Read More…

Little Drummer Bot – a Christmas Song

A new song has been posted, although I’m not sure how long it will be there since it is not in the public domain. I really shouldn’t be posting things like this without a performance license but it was just for fun and obviously I’m not going to make a dime from it so I Read More…

Halloween Song – The Monster Never Dies

This is a fairly simple song for a Reddit competition. Lots of synths in here: OB-8, Voyager, Polymoog, Arp Odyssey, MS-20, Mopho, Sh-1000, Prophet 600, Prophet 12, CS-15, Korg M3m, Creamware Pro-12, Modular Synth, SEM-Pro, Proteus-2000, MicroBrute, and Alesis DMPro for the timpani.

Polymoog Demo

I have completed fixing the polymoog… for now! Unfortunately I have discovered that it overheats after an hour or so of operation so I will have to do something about the transformer or maybe the whole power supply. Or maybe there is still something wrong causing it to drain a lot more amps that it Read More…

Moog Polymoog

Well, I guess it’s time to post this. It was around 1979 when I was first getting interested in synthesizers that I first heard about the Polymoog. I always thought it was an interesting synth and a very cool looking keyboard so, of course, I always wanted one. A LOT! Well that day has finally Read More…

Matrix 6 Fixed!

Well, after a little more investigation I found the real problem with the Matrix 6. In fact, I should have found it right away but I guess I rushed past this. After checking the voltages again I noticed that the +12 volt regulator was actually outputting +18 volts. So with a little more help from Read More…

Prophet 600 and Matrix 6

Well I really don’t need more gear but, well, I just WANT more! But I do use it all so it’s not just sitting around collecting dust. Last week I got one I’d wanted for a long time and it turns out it was a very good purchase: The Sequential Circuits Prophet 600! I have Read More…

Roland SH-1000 Synthesizer

Once again, just because it’s still important to me: RIP Isao Tomita. In 1977 I was at a Barrie high school called Eastview. Grade 9 was a lot of fun and a lot of stress but mostly just a whole new adventure after spending the previous 8 years at just one school that sits in Read More…