Having decided the 3rd Wave from Groove Synthesis can function as an expressive and very playable lead synth, it’s time to put it up against two of the biggest and baddest lead synths out there… the Moog Subsequent 37 and the immutable Yamaha CS-30.

Can the 3rd Wave hold it’s own against these prizefighters? Only one way to find out!

Taking multiple poly and mono synths on stage brings numerous challenges. Extra instrument routings, complex effect chains, extended setup and take down times, ergonomic impossibilities… the list goes on.

Can we simplify by getting a modern wavetable polysynth to stand in for one of the best monosynths Moog ever produced?

Can I enter the studio, write and sequence a short piece, record it, edit the video, AND take young Scully for a walk on the snowy cabin trails… all in under 120 minutes?

You Betcha. Hats off to the Squarp Hapax and Yamaha DM1000.

Live studio recording of the synth solo featured on “Faster Than My Brother” from Doctor Body. (@doctorbody) Look for the upcoming album in the early spring of 2024.

Mixing it up with the Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave, Moog Matriarch, and the unstoppable Yamaha CS-30. After pushing the AX80 to its outer limits to discover its unique personality quirks, I wanna know if Akai’s first synthesizer from 1984 can lead a pack of notoriously HUGE instruments.

And there’s only one way to find out…