Sometimes you come across material that is too good not to share and in this case we stumbled upon a rare interview with synth pioneer Harald Bode. In 1954 the electronic engineer and pioneering instrument designer Harald Bode moved from his home in Bavaria, Germany to Brattleboro, Vermont, USA to lead the development team at the Estey Organ […]
Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers has officially introduced Taiga, a 3-oscillator paraphonic synthesizer. It’s a semi-modular analog synthesizer that you can use without patching, or you can use its 60 patch points to access its components as separate modules. It follows the Moog Mother-32 precedent and can be used standalone, or you can remove the 60HP panel and install […]
We guess you can never have too many synths. On the other hand you may either have limited physical space in your studio or your computer may run out of storage. So, what will you do? Especially as there is a new beast in town. We would recommend you to seriously consider dropping some old […]
Telex an all time personal favourite and fore-runner when it comes to electronic pop music are back in the limelight. Out now is “EP1” by Telex which acts as a teaser for a box set collecting their 6 studio albums. Out on Mute on 3 March 2023 the box set holds remastered reissues of their […]
Moog Music’s illustrious Model 10 modular synthesizer, developed by Dr. Bob Moog and initially released in 1971, is now back in production and available to order worldwide. This exciting reinstatement sees a faithful recreation of the first modular synth created by the man himself, Dr. Bob Moog, back in 1971. The details are absolute, even […]
Hannes Bieger Balance Compilation has been years in the making, as Hannes, one of Europe’s most sought-after mixing and mastering engineers, acquired some of the highest talent in the industry to bring on for the project. Bieger’s Balance Compilation is made up entirely of his own original productions, alongside high-caliber acts and collaborators, creating a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
For anyone interested in electronic music in the 1980’s is sure to have come across the Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO). YMO was to Japan what Kraftwerk was to Europe. Always in the forefront of electronic and synthesizer based music. Little less known to the general crowd is the profound importance of YMO’s fourth behind the […]
The enormous focus on modular synthesizers does not seem to fade anytime soon. Not only do we see a plethora of hardware modular guys popping up here and there, but we are also now in a situation where modulars are not only for those with a healthy wallet. Tiny machines make their way in the […]
Aphex Twin has unveiled a new track made exclusively from Korg gear. The new track was released and shared in connection with an interview with the former Korg engineer Tatsuya Takahashi. Together Aphex Twin and Takahashi had previously worked on the Korg Monologue synth to make it the only synth on the market to have full microtuning editing. The […]
With its 4 independent digital voltage-controlled oscillators the E370 Quad Morphing VCO is a Eurorack compatible module that will allow you to really complex soundscapes. On Kickstarter this Eurorack component have just in a few days exceeded all targets and is now moving in to production. Launched by Paul Schreiber of Synthesis Technology and he calls it ‘the […]