Holiday Gift Guides 2018: Musicality

For makers, listeners and lovers of music

Be it battling over the office Sonos system or sharing our favorite tracks every day, music holds an important position in our lives. Beyond searching for new artists and discovering interesting or obscure tunes, we also seek out equipment to make the listening (or music-making) experience even better—from speakers to headphones, synths and more. Of course, as music lovers with curious minds, our interest doesn’t end …

Moog’s First Polysynth in 35 Years

In a short film featuring Dev Hynes, Mark Ronson and Ryuichi Sakamoto, among others, Moog teased the release of its first polysynth in 35 years. The Moog One (available in eight-voice ($5,999) or 16-voice ($7,999) versions) features three VCOs, two independent analog filters and a revamped collection of native effects. Moog hopes the new additions will allow users to form “deeply layered, evolving soundscapes.” Read more about …

Premiere: “fight it rough04” by Michl

An exclusive premiere of a new emotive track

Michl‘s “fight it rough04”—a self-released tune premiering exclusively on CH—feels like a deep cut, complete with dramatic highs and lows. Boasting a symphony of synths and emotive lyrics (“Now delusion’s setting in / it feels like sand under my skin / it’s hard to fight it / I know I’m bending the truth / when it leads me back to you”), this track is a …