About time that one of the most influential acts in modern music finally got the recognition they should have received year’s ago 🙂 Kraftwerk received a Music Excellence Award this weekend after they were inducted at the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony. Honoured by Pharrell Williams, Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore, Run-DMC’s Darryl McDaniels, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, and […]
Roland has announced the latest addition to the Legendary series of software-based Roland instruments available through Roland Cloud. In early 2021 — 30 years after the debut of the original JD-800 hardware synth — Roland introduced the JD-800 Model Expansion for the ZENOLOGY software synthesizer and select ZEN-CORE hardware instruments. Now, the anniversary celebration continues with the […]
Haven’t seen this one before but if you are into electronic music and the legacy behind it make sure to check it out. Modulations is a feature-length documentary that captures a moment in history where humans and machines are fusing to create today’s most exciting sounds. It traces the evolution of electronic music as one […]
Music tech continues to evolve and below are two of the latest editions covering both 3D audio and AI generated lyrics creation. Researchers have developed a new AI that can create lyrics for live instrumental music. Titled LyricJam, the system listens to an audio stream via a microphone, whilst producing lyrical content to match in real time. Users […]
Especially so if the origin is coming from a cult classic like Telex. The Belgian trio has mesmerized us for decades with their utterly beautiful synth tracks powered by modular machines. Telex came up on our radar back in the 80’s and after a number of successful albums and a best of collection things went […]
Are you getting enticed by the dark and the beautiful? Music that is both bombastic and ambient? Well then there’s a good chance you will enjoy the generative arts produced by 404.zero. Kristina and Aleksandr create modern generative art and innovative tools that raise the bar on the synergistic possibilities of visuals and sound. Since […]
The Behringer Neutron has been out for a couple of years, but we believe it deserves a bit of extra attention. Within the space of modular synthesizers the Neutron is probably the closest you can get to a full fledged Eurorack without paying way beyond your budget. The Neutron encompasses the true spirit of modulars […]
Cherry Audio has introduced Polymode Synthesizer, a new software synth, inspired by the Moog Polymoog synthesizer. What we like in particular is that Polymode is unique in that it’s not just a straight off remake but a reimagining of sorts – made to sound like the Moog but with contemporary features and better navigation. Here’s what they have to […]
Good things always come in pairs, but KORG is treating us with three in time for NAMM. KORG has announced some new synthesizers at NAMM’s Believe in Music week, delivering modern nods to past innovations with first looks at the ARP 2600 M, miniKORG 700FS and modwave. ARP 2600 M The new ARP 2600 M is a […]
Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore has for a long time explored alternative routes in parallell with his engagement in DM. His endeavors often find him exploring more techno and experimental electro orientated styles and his latest release is no exception. ‘Howler’ is a crunching electronic cut with a haunting melody and resynthesized vocals. The track features […]
So the mystical posters across various places has now finally been revealed and although everything looks cool one need to understand that this very much is actually functionally identical to running AFX Mode on a Bass Station II, in other words no new firmware updates. At the end of this post we have gathered a […]
One may always debate whether a new book is needed on the subject, but it has apparently not refrained the authors for providing this new read. The book titled Synthesizer Evolution: From Analogue to Digital (and Back) celebrates the evolution of the electronic instrument and its impact on music culture. From acid house to prog-rock, there is […]
Arturia has introduced the PolyBrute, a 6-voice analog synthesizer with (as they claim) unprecedented expressivity and sound morphing capabilities. Arturia seems to be determined to use every possible variation to its Brute line up. At some point one could imagine the MatrixBrute to be their crescendo, but the company appears to be determined to give more […]
Times are starting off nicely in September. Chaos may not suit all but if you are on the hunt for a monosynth featuring chaotic schematics you’re in the right place today. The chaotic monosynth offers something truly new, using a brand-new oscillator technique to create previously unheard sounds from biting basses, to searing leads and […]
The Cubasis 3 mobile DAW is now available on Android, meaning the platform’s selection of digital audio workstations is starting to catch up a bit with iOS. The app brings a multitude of audio recording and editing tools to the fingertips of Android and iOS users alike, including the ability to combine multiple tracks, the Cubasis mixer […]
Arturia has announce the launch of its newest software instrument OB-Xa V, a recreation of Oberheim’s legendary OB-Xa analog synthesizer. Arturia has released OB-Xa V which they say takes the immense analog power of the fat, aggressive sounding OB-Xa from the 80s charts to the modern era. They say that, faithful to the sound of the original and supercharged […]
For those of you hoping for yet another beast out of the Moog factory, then you’ll need to wait a bit longer. However, this new little beauty is more then meets the eye and should suit most pockets. Sprung out of the Moog collaborative workshops this is a new semi-modular synth that also integrates neatly […]
A synth is of course always worth celebrating, but perhaps the EMS Synthi 100 deserves some extra attention – that is at least what Soulwax thinks. Below is the new trailer where the EMS Synthi 100 takes on center stage. “It is a living instrument producing a living sound.” Soulwax, aka David & Stephen Dewaele, […]
Aa many of us are staying home due to ‘you know what’, why not make something useful out of it – like making music. And it appears that many leading music production suppliers think the same. Earlier this week both Korg and Moog enabled free download of two popular iOS apps, now it is time […]
If you don’t think you are able to find what you are looking for with the music retailers, then it is perhaps time to think about building your own. DIY allows you to craft according to your specs and Electrosmith are hear to help you accomplish just that. Audio electronics company Electrosmith has launched a Kickstarter for […]
Time again for the big event and we can be sure that exciting news will pour in as NAMM opens its doors to the world of music production. KORG is one of the first ones out. They have unveiled their newest synthesizer, the Wavestate, a completely reimagined version of their legendary ’90s Wavestation. Using the […]
So what is it that KORG has in store for us? Check out the newly release teaser from KORG below. The Japanese manufacturer has also been busy on the soft side of things with their newly launched Triton software, all the details lined up. Visa det hĂ€r inlĂ€gget pĂ„ Instagram 1.7.2020 ? Ett inlĂ€gg delat […]
The year of the synth is coming to an end and as can be expected it has been an exciting one. Euroracks continues to go strong but the traditional machines have also gotten their place in the limelight. Reverb magazine has published an overview of the top sellers in 2019, both in terms of cash […]
The short video below, created by Erik Righetti & Device, animates a portion of synthesist and sound designer Richard Devine‘s speech at SĂłnar 2019. For those who don’t know about Richard he’s an Electronic Artist and Sound Designer specializing in Musical composition, sonic mnemonics, field recording, sound effects, and sound design specific for TV, Film, web media, virtual […]