A couple of guys meet up in a bar somewhere and enjoys a couple of shots of Tequila. So what, you may ask? Well,  when the trio consists of Dave Smith, Tom Oberheim and Marcus Ryle (former Oberheim employee), then maybe we should take notice.  The video released today is titled Welcome Back. Oberheim has shared this video, […]
Technics has announced a 50-year anniversary of the iconic SL-1200 DJ turntable, the limited-edition SL-1200M7L. An iconic player still as relevant today as in 1972, especially so with the renewed hype for vinyl. Based on the SL-1200MK7, released in 2019, the new direct-drive turntables will be available in seven limited-edition colours (black, red, blue, white, green, yellow, beige) which have been selected to […]
Behringer has shared a preview of their upcoming unofficial copy of the classic Electronic Music Studios VCS 3 from 1969. Behringer originally announced plans to build a version of the Synthi VCS 3 in 2017. Last year, the company shared a sneak preview of the VCS 3. The images shared today are of the final pre-production model, which will go to beta users […]
Soft Cell have teamed up with Pet Shop Boys on their latest single ‘Purple Zone’ which will also feature on Soft Cell’s forthcoming album, ‘*Happiness Not Included’. The collaboration came about due to the Pet Shop Boys hearing ‘Purple Zone’ performed live at a Soft Cell show in 2021 — initial conversations had been around producing a remix, according […]
Cherry Audio has announced the release of its original (NOTE: CA has done numerous of really nice clones of synth classics) virtual instrument Dreamsynth, paying tribute to the celebrated hybrid analog/digital synthesizers of the mid-to-late 1980s. The innovative design blends flexible dual-wave morphing oscillators, stereo filters, fully polyphonic analog strings, extensive and easy-to-use modulation, studio-quality effects, […]
Better late than sorry. It sure looks that the underground music scene has finally entered right into the heart of Hollywood. In the latest incarnation of the apparently immortal Batman a whole row of techno celebs are contributing to the soundtrack. Using both exclusive productions and some pre-existing bangers from the likes of Peggy Gou, […]
Executive produced by Tiga, ‘Consumed In Key’ finds Richie Hawtin & Chilly Gonzales working on a re-imagination of Hawtin’s 1998 album. Plastikman’s 1998 album Consumed is getting a new look with a project called Consumed in Key. Richie Hawtin (Plastikman) has teamed up with Chilly Gonzales to reinvent the album in a new way. There is a third party involved, Tiga, who helped connect […]
Behringer has introduced the all new Saturn Soul Synthesizer, a paraphonic monosynth that they say is based on “the classic Jupiter synthesizer from the ‘80s”. It’s almost like Behringer is taking the Korg Volca route to market with this tiny, but capable machine. While the company describes the synth as an analog polyphonic synthesizer, many would categorize […]
Moog has launched a new documentary series called GIANTS, which will use original music, imagery and more to explore the effect and legacy of some of electronic music’s most influential personalities. “The artists in this series have left an indelible impact on electronic music history and culture, and their contributions have pushed the artform and industry […]
Norwegian electronic duo Röyksopp have announced Profound Mysteries, which they are calling a “conceptual project” and not an album. With the announcement comes a new single “Impossible” featuring Alison Goldfrapp. In promotion of the project, Röyksopp has dropped a new single, titled “Impossible,” featuring British vocalist Alison Goldfrapp from the electronic duo Goldfrapp. Along with the new track came […]
It is with great pleasure we can conclude that the journey Moby started with Reprise will have a second wave. Pending on who you follow on IG you may have seen the plans for a remix and now all the details are finally out there. In 2021, Moby released his debut Deutsche Grammophon album Reprise. This personal collection of acoustic […]
Latest news:Casio has now announced a new keyboard that includes a one-of-a-kind vocal synthesiser. The CT-S1000V is the world’s first voice synthesiser that can convert any text into a musical phrase and then “sing” it in complete harmony using any notes played on its keys. The vocal synthesiser on the CT-S1000V has 22 different sorts […]
Google continues to explore new routes across the net and this appears to be their latest initiative. The tech giant has unveiled its new ‘Music, Makers & Machines’ online exhibition, which honours and explores the history of electronic music. Celebrating the ‘Music, Makers & Machines’ of electronic It delves into the many genres and technology […]
Pioneering the field of electronic music few have not come into contact with Tangerine Dream and their 100+ album legacy. The band has since its formation in the 60’s and 70’s lived through numerous of iterations with Edgar Froese being the sole constant until has passing in 2015. So the 2021 edition of Tangerine Dream […]
Don’t we all just love people who thinks outside the box. This amazing machine is no exception. Love Hultén has collaborated with New York-based artist LIŔONA to deliver a stunning looking retro gadget in both physical and digital form. Meet synth#boi, an interactive, physical visualiser that lights up in various arrangements in response to midi […]
VCV Rack has all the potential of creating a die hard fan base and the capabilities are in principal endless. Of course as with all things software you will need to love moving cables and turning knobs on screen to fully enjoy this ever growing beast. VCV Rack Creator Andrew Belt has announced that – after 2 […]
Sequential is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Dave Smith’s modern classic, the Prophet-5 (and Prophet-10) Rev4! As part of the celebration key artists like Kenny Larkin, Richard Barbieri and others asked Dave for the inside scoop on the vintage Prophet-5 and the Rev 4 — one year on. The Return of a Legend Before the […]
Brazilian techno DJ ANNA has just dropped two new versions of Orbital’s ‘Belfast’, marking its 30th anniversary. Released yesterday, November 10, ANNA’s remix pack features two altered versions of the Kent-born duo’s enormous 1991 released track. The pack boasts a rave-ready ‘Techno Remix’ adding tribal drums with a darker sound, along with an ‘Ambient Remix’, stripping it […]
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 […]
Out now is the brand new Soft Cell single “Bruises On My Illusions” which also announces the band’s first album in over 20 years for the duo consisting of Marc Almond and Dave Ball. Singer Marc Almond and keyboardist Dave Ball — the duo behind Eighties hits like “Tainted Love,” “Sex Dwarf,” and “Bedsitter” — […]
8Bit or Chiptune music – you either love it or hate it, but if you’re on this page our guess is that you adore those sharp Super Mario sounds that paved the way for so many underground music genres over the years. Back in 2006 a really amazing documentary over this era in music appeared […]
Tresor has released its 30-year anniversary compilation, Tresor 30. The rather large box set has 52 songs and includes tunes from some of the Tresor veterans, plus new artists to the label. Tresor was founded in 1991 after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Carin Abdulá, head agent at OUTER Agency, handled the curation with help from […]
We have written several times before on new tech in music, everything from AI powered instruments to innovative new gear. The new SOMI-1 from Instrument of Things is no exception as it truly merges movement and sound in an intuitive way. SOMI-1 is a highly precise sensor technology that provides performers, musicians and creators the […]