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Korg’s latest Volca devices represent a number of major steps forward for the miniature format. We recently took stock of the Volca Modular and the Volca Drum here at Nerd audio.

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Since the release of the Digitakt in 2017 Elektron has been steadily updating and diversifying their offerings. The intrepid Swedes have expanded an already impressive array of compact groovebox-style machines to include less expensive, even more compact, but still extremely functional offerings.

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Superbooth 19 was full of surprises. Never a company to disappoint, Make Noise brought out some new offerings that are getting us pretty excited here at Nerd Audio. Today, we’re going to take a close look at the brand new Mimeophon, and compare it to its older sibling, Echophon. Both modules deal more or less with delay effects, albeit with the inventive approach that we’ve come to expect from Make Noise. We want to stress that just because the Mimeophon is new doesn’t mean that it’s strictly “better” than the Echophon. We will highlight the strengths of each below. The chief...

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We're pleased to finally offer wares from local module manufacturer Żłób Modular at Nerd Audio. A (mostly) one-man operation helmed by Keven Kalay, who was also the organizer of the recent Chicago Modular Synth Meet at the Empty Bottle earlier this month, Żłób Modular is known for high-quality, compact-but-function-filled analog modules available as DIY kits and fully-built-and-tested complete modules. We'll be stocking the latter, and here's a taste of what you'll find from them here on our online store and available in-store: The VnIcursal VCA, as you might guess from the VI in the name as well as the unicursal...

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We've had a handful of old school synths come through the shop in recent months, but none of them are quite as fun, portable, and unique as the Roland MC-202 MicroComposer.

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