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T. O'Brien


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Past articles by T.:

Critter & Guitari’s 201 Music Synthesizer is the long-awaited successor to its Pocket Piano

Critter & Guitari's 201 Music Synthesizer is its latest portable and hackable instrument.. → Read More

The Minimoog Model D is back, again

Moog is bringing back one of the most important synths ever -- the Model D -- for $4,999.. → Read More

The best holiday gifts for music lovers and musicians in 2022

Shop our list of the best gifts for music lovers and musicians that are perfect for gifting this holiday season.. → Read More

What we bought: The Fujifilm X-T30 is the perfect camera for me

The Fujifilm X-T30 was supposed to be for taking review photos, but it ended up inspiring me to take up photography.. → Read More

Eventide’s H90 Harmonizer is an insanely powerful and insanely expensive guitar pedal

Eventide's H90 Harmonizer is an insanely powerful $900 next-gen guitar pedal.. → Read More

Listen to an AI sing an uncannily human rendition of 'Jolene'

Holly+, the digital "twin" of experimental musician Holly Herdon, does Dolly Parton's classic 'Jolene' surprising justice.. → Read More

Moog resurrects Moogerfooger effects as a collection of digital plugins

After being discontinued in 2018 Moog is bringing Moogerfooger effects back as a collection of plugins.. → Read More

Arturia MiniLab 3 hands-on: A big upgrade for a budget MIDI controller

Arturia's MiniLab 3 adds a full sized MIDI ports, an arpeggiator, faders and improves DAW integration.. → Read More

Arturia’s MiniFreak is a weird-but-powerful digital synth at a great price

Arturia's MiniFreak is weird and powerful digital synth that builds on success of the MicroFreak in exciting ways.. → Read More

Chrome's controversial new extension platform is coming in 2023

Chrome's controversial new Manifest V3 extension platform is coming in 2023.. → Read More

Native Instruments pads out its Komplete 14 suite with some welcome new toys

The new Komplete 14 bundle includes an Kontakt 7, plus new tools from Izotope and Plugin Alliance.. → Read More

Arturia's Dist Coldfire might be the only distortion plugin you need

Arturia threw everything and the kitchen sink in Coldfire, its one-stop dirt shop.. → Read More

LANDR Studio has everything you need to make and release music (except a DAW)

LANDR Studio's monthly subscription gets you samples, instruments, mastering and distribution.. → Read More

Archetype: Rabea is an all-in-one virtual guitar rig that’s also a synth

Neural DSP built its first guitar synth for Archetype: Rabea and basically nailed it.. → Read More

Solo Stove's Fire Pit 2.0 fixes the original's biggest flaw

The Solo Stove's Fire Pit 2.0 removable base plate and ash pan takes the dread out of cleanup.. → Read More

Roland's SP-404 MKII sampler gets powerful new sequencing features and effects

The SP-404 MKII gains a step sequencer, improved time stretching and new effects in 2.0 update.. → Read More

Arturia’s FX Collection 3 adds classic distortions, plus granular and lo-fi effects

Arturia's FX Collect 3 is an even better deal now with 26 different effects.. → Read More

Focusrite Vocaster hands-on: Streamlined audio interfaces built for podcasters

The Vocaster's auto gain, enhance and loopback features make it easy to get pro-sounding audio.. → Read More

What we bought: My first tube amp… about 20 years late

The Fender Blues Jr isn’t just my first tube amp, it’s the first amp I’ve ever loved.. → Read More

West Pest is an affordable and experimental semimodular synth

Cre8Audio goes West Coast for its second synth announcement this month.. → Read More