Reviews / The Pipe Review
Paul Nagle for SOS
The Pipe is a very responsive instrument. From it I’ve coaxed droning choirs, edgy synthetic tones, distorted, lo-fi screams and eerie melodic material I’d never have attempted with my voice otherwise. Some users will doubtless focus on the distortion and percussion, while others work on impressions of tuvan resonant singing, didgeridoos and monochords. Whatever flavour appeals, this is a new and exciting reason to stand up and perform, either live or in the studio. Recently, in any recording situation where my inspiration has started to droop, all I’ve needed to do is reach for a Pipe and the ideas start flowing.
THOMAS LUNDBERG (TECHNO/AMBIENT ARTIST, AMSTERDAM)
It sounds very good right away. It is surprisingly easy to make cool drones and chant-like textures that I modulate with the knobs.
I think the Pipe is incredible, not just the sound, but that it challenges you as a musician to learn new playing techniques. Very cool!
This mouth-controlled synthesizer is the wildest instrument I’ve ever heard
Extravagantes Design und Funktion! ____________
Review by AMAZONA.de
Review by Digital Trends
What a unique beast. I love that it doesn’t feedback. Genius. The Main issue with so many “fx” for voice is the feedback.
It’s a wonderful idea and wonderfully realized!Feels good in the hand.
The Pipe sounds fantastic! __________
The instrument was very intuitive and I managed to pick it up and get some cool stuff happening pretty quickly indeed.
CASEY NEIDITCH (PRODUCER/ENGINEER)
I realize it is a very deep instrument, but I was able to use it very quickly.
I heard my voice in ways I never have before.
I still feel like I am building my relationship with the Pipe. It is insanely subtle and the slightest positioning of the lips really creates a whole new sound altogether.
I’m in love.
Onno Ennoson (audio & visual artist/vienna)
It’s really a lot of fun to play with the PIPE 🙂
I like it, the possibility of ‘exhausting’ while playing comes to the table if you know what i mean.
There is an aspect of ‘ElectroShamanism’ in connection with the PIPE. In this way the instrument was able to open another door…
Thx for that!
The PIPE have changed my life.
I am an amateur clarinettist, and I have been looking for a long time how I could transform the sound of my instrument. I tried different effect pedals, but I was not really satisfied.
I bought the Pipe in December 2019, and I take great pleasure in playing it, either by playing with the mouth or by plugging my clarinet into it (via a piezoelectric microphone installed on the clarinet).
It’s such an incredibly inspiring instrument, and I’m currently using it for a lot of textures in music for a tv series due to air here in Ireland in the coming months. Thanks for all your work – this instrument is truly magnificent and is the pride of my studio!