We’ve been reporting on the evolution of AI in music production before, both Google and Facebook have done a lot in this field, now the time has come for Sony to enter the arena. Sony is the latest company to dip its toes into AI-powered music. The company revealed this week that its researchers have created a […]
Ableton has announced the release of CV Tools, a collection of devices that allow you to control and interact with your modular gear with Live 10 Suite. At long last, Ableton has released their highly sought after CV Tools update, allowing users to directly control their hardware from inside the DAW. While there have been many […]
Today we will make a roundup on cool new gear that will trigger your creativity in electronic music production. So please treat this as a micro guide to some of the more intriguing things that has been released during 2019. Starting off with this little beast. KORG VOLCA MODULAR Bob Moog and Don Buchla were […]
Tired of searching for new tracks and loops, but still want explore new sounds? Well why not let an AI do the job for you. A new site streams Techno And Deep House generated on-the-fly by a computer, for what it is worth we may add. Petr Serkin’s new Eternal Flow website and app is a nice example of […]
Well it was about time that the wanna-be Nobel prize for music, the Polar prize, finally came to recognise one of modern days most notable music genre’s hip hop. With the nomination of the DJ Grandmaster Flash the Polar academy took the prize into the right millennium again. Back in the 70’s and 80’s the […]
Don’t we all love to experiment with new sounds, well some are taking this quite seriously. As field recordings have become the new hype among electronic artists some prefer to create those unique sounds with test equipment. Like the German synthesist Hainbach for example who explores an early electronic music technique. But while we are at it […]
Modular synthesizers has long been the go to route for musician with slighter bigger pockets. Building a modular wall will cost you a fortune, but in the same way as KORG has realized that there is money to make from wanna-be geeks with the newly announced Volca modular, so have the creative team in Sweden […]
We guess this was an obvious step in the evolution of the Volca series. No serious synth manufacturer seems to neglect the modular hype that is currently swamps the electronic music scene. However, it is in fact quite intriguing that KORG takes Volca to the world of modulars, since this segment largely has been offered […]
Brian Eno used and coined the term “Generative Music” to describe any music that is ever-different and changing, created by a system.  And last year Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers announced a new version of the generative music app, Bloom.  But of course it all started much earlier. In ambient music, as defined by Eno, the […]
Propellerhead has developed a fully patchable virtual modular synthesizer plug-in for its popular DAW, Reason. In a sense it was only a matter of time before the Prop-team would jump on the modular band-wagon. The modular hype has pushed every synthmaker in the industry to consider modular setups in their arsenal. Every band in the […]
Arturia has taken another interesting step when it comes to making music production gear. Well known for their software emulations of classic synthesizers, like the Minimoog, ARP 2600 and Yamaha CS-80, they some years ago started building hardware synthesizers like the Minibrute and Microbrute. Now they are at it again, but in a completely different […]
Impressive to say the least. TONTO or The Original New Timbral Orchestra synthesizer celebrates 50 years. Still seen as the world’s largest synth, even though debatable from a different perspective considering the setup. The mastermind behind this beast was an Afro-English bassist tech guy named Malcolm Cecil who lived above a midtown-Manhattan advertising recording studio. TONTO […]
The annual Apple event is over and it is time to look on what came out of it from a music production perspective. On a high level it is clear that music creators and artists are no longer a focus group of Apple. Instead their new line up continues to target bloggers, designers and photographers. […]
Although many artists have been experimenting with vocals since long time back, like Kraftwerk, ABBA and the Beatles, the real breaking point came when Cher delivered Believe in October 19, 1998. The era of autotune was born. Since then the impact of autotune has been monumental in the music industry. More or less every conceivable […]
So the Moog One has finally been launched, although it comes with a hefty price tag ($5,999/$7,999). The Moog One was announced earlier this month as a successor to the discontinued Memorymoog which the company produced from 1982-1985. Following its tradition Moog has not moved far from its design guidelines. Knobs, UX and materials are much […]
Few dares to be monotone. Few dares to avoid the rhythms, like Caterina Barbieri in association with ELEH. The elaborate audio waves that drives into infinity is there to make you listen and explore. The subtle notes on the piano re-enforces the electronic harmonics that seem endless. Caterina boldly explores wave forms and adds a […]
We’ve been reporting on AI in music creation before and new steps in this direction are evolving as we speak. The latest iteration in this field comes from robotics engineer and media artist Moritz Simon Geist. Now it’s the time of the robots to enter the techno scene (again). The German producer unveils his debut EP featuring […]
Driftmachine, Andreas Gerth and Florian Zimmer, is a duo that have taken modular into the mainstream. Although their music may not be for all they do an amazing job in tweaking their gear to do everything from techno-ish tracks to drone. They are also a highly productive duo who have released several albums over the […]
We came across an interesting website the other day that is still under construction, but its ambitions are sure promising. Vintage Synth Explorer in all its glory, but listening on the sounds on all those great vintage machines contributes of course even more to the overall experience. Although currently still in BETA mode Synthsounds.net has […]
Modular systems are attracting a lot of attention these days and the key reason for this is the fact that they are just that: modular. Crafting your own custom rack adds to your creative experience and demands. So for the past couple of years there’s been a fenomenal explosion of both hardware and software modular […]
A serious contender to KORG and other players in the ultra-portable format has come through Skulpt. UK synth manufacturer Modal Electronics has announced its latest instrument, a four-voice virtual analog polysynth that will cost under $300. Skulpt launches on Kickstarter on July 13, and is described by Modal as the first of a “new family of highly portable electronic […]
We’ve written before on both VR/Augmented reality and AI in music. But Fields takes it to the main streams of music lovers. It’s a new iOS app that allows you to create 3D spatial sound compositions using augmented reality. It also includes original installations by notable artists. So why not add some field recordings that blends […]
The theremin started the electronic revolution in music, but have since moved into the outskirts of the music scene. Mainly used by experimental artists exploring the unique sounds that the theremin can generate. Now however we may be witnessing a change thanks to WaveLicker.  In cooperation with the well-known theremin artist Coralie Ehinger they’ve created […]
One synth to rule them all. Or simply yet another more machine in the ever increasing synth avalanche that has been going on the past years. Or maybe this new baby from Moog has some tricks up its sleeves that makes it stand out in the crowd. With a definitive retro look and bright colors […]