The short video below, created by Erik Righetti & Device, animates a portion of synthesist and sound designer Richard Devine‘s speech at Sónar 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 […]
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 […]
Came as little surprise that Depeche Mode’s master mind Martin Gore would join a long line of artists receiving the Moog innovation award at Moogfest. Yesterday, it was announced that Martin L. Gore, a founding member of legendary band Depeche Mode will be the 2019 recipient of the Moog Innovation Award at this year’s Moogfest. Throughout […]
Inkonst in the south of Sweden remains the undisputed source to go to if you are a fan of experimental arts and contemporary electronic music. Based in Malmoe its international prominence has continued to grow with its yearly electronic arts festival Intonal where renowned artists play side by side with new and up ‘n’ coming. […]
We are not sure how many chiptune software synths that are out there in cyberspace, we recon endless versions all attempting to mimic that pleasant sound of vintage machines – that we of course all love so much. Still today tons of tracks are spiced up a bit by adding small quirks, beats and beeps […]
We can´t help it but every time we engage with Caterina it is impossible not to associate with the ex-Japan member Richard Barbieri, although to our knowledge they are not related in any way – apart from the fact that both are highly acclaimed artists and their fascination for synthesizers. In the former modular synthesizers […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
We’ve reported on artificial intelligence in music before, as well as Google´s attempts in the field, and now we are seeing some concrete results. Google’s new A.I.-powered synthesizer, the NSynth Super is a device that can fuse the sounds of up to four different instruments—this can create a completely new sonic palette. Check out the video […]
The sound of metal and the ambient sound of liquid metals represent the latest venture that Sinjin Hawke and Zora Jones has introduced on their Fractal fantasy platform. The Barcelona pair Zora Jones and Sinjin Hawke have used Fractal Fantasy to release a series of supercharged, audio-visual club constructions, including Hawke’s collaborations with L-Vis 1990, MikeQ and P. Morris and Jones’ […]
Every now and then a new producer of plug ins, sound libraries and loops appears targeting the sounds of Kraftwerk. What was once magic and very much the result of devoted experimentation in the Kling Klang studio has now become so much easier to realize through modern day DAWs and software emulations. But even so, […]
Feeling tired of those 909s and 808s? Getting bored with your DAW? Then this little beauty might spice up your next techno hit. How about to turn to the infinite perfection of a circle to get those gyroscopic grooves going. DIY has been a trending area for some time now, more and more artists are looking […]
Anyone into electronic music and synthesizer compositions is bound to have experienced the music for the original Blade Runner movie. Vangelis´album certainly ranks among the most impressive soundtracks to date. Now you will have the opportunity to explore the sounds of Blade Runner yourself. Deckard´s Dream was revealed at the 2018 NAMM show. Black Corporation unveiled […]