September 16, 2014 – 10:05 am | No Comment

Audiofanzine put the Waldorf Streichfett digital synthesizer to the test. Released earlier this year, the small box is designed to replicate the sound of vintage string machines.
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Rhythm Core Alpha 2 New synth/solo instrument released for Nintendo DSi and 3DS portable game consoles
September 16, 2013 – 10:30 am | No Comment
Rhythm Core Alpha 2 New synth/solo instrument released for Nintendo DSi and 3DS portable game consoles

Three years ago, SoftEgg released a really neat combination of sequencer and solo instrument called “Rhythm Core Alpha” for the Nintendo DSi as a download in their fledgling DSiWare Shop. The program had some unique …

New Performance Synth App for the iPad
May 14, 2013 – 11:49 am | No Comment
New Performance Synth App for the iPad

Here is an interesting Performance Synth, an app that turns your iPad into a real time performance instrument.
 

This $5 app allows you to carry a complete, full featured, real time synthesizer around with you and have …

Sick octave synth
May 14, 2013 – 11:36 am | No Comment
Sick octave synth

Uk indie rock band The Young Knives are selling a hand made synth, based on the classic Atari punk console design, to support their new album ‘SICK OCTAVE’.
The band are letting fans pre order their …

Arduino drum machine + synth module with MIDI input
January 10, 2013 – 8:45 am | No Comment
Arduino drum machine + synth module with MIDI input

Arduino MEGA was used for the drum machine and Arduino UNO for the synth module with a MIDI input. Both are enclosed in a “groovebox”.
Two outputs (one for the drum machine and one for the …

Step Sequencer Lauflicht Version 2 for Launchpad
November 19, 2012 – 3:39 pm | No Comment
Step Sequencer Lauflicht Version 2 for Launchpad

The plugin for Renoise is a moving light, multitrack and multitimbral step sequencer with 8, 16 or 32 steps, turning your Launchpad into a hardware step sequencer. It was especially designed for playing live and …

A short guide to sound synthesis
September 14, 2012 – 10:08 am | No Comment
A short guide to sound synthesis

For any of you who have to explain to your partner just what it is you spend all your time doing, here’s a brief guide to sound synthesis. Using a Doepfer A-100 modular synthesiser, …

Theremin – Electronics Illustrated 1960
December 21, 2010 – 8:52 pm | One Comment
Theremin – Electronics Illustrated 1960

For your pleasure is a scan from Electronics Illustrated’s June 1960 issue, describing the Theremin. It’s a great read – they almost sound like they’re describing some strange alien device, and it definitely gets …

One Red Patch Cable for trade!
August 26, 2010 – 6:59 pm | No Comment
One Red Patch Cable for trade!

Rob Wright has followed the idea of Kyle MacDonald’s one red paper clip trade idea, applying the idea to synthesizers.
Rob is looking to gradually trade a single red patch cable up to something that he …

My trusty companion: The Korg MS-20
May 26, 2010 – 2:10 pm | 2 Comments
My trusty companion: The Korg MS-20

When I was a teenager (in the late seventies), I got hold of an unexpected sum of money and promptly converted it into keyboard instruments: A used Fender Rhodes piano (which I got rid of …

Moby’s massive synth and drum machine stash
October 21, 2009 – 3:37 pm | One Comment
Moby’s massive synth and drum machine stash

This is a video of Moby’s studio apartment in Manhattan. It’s a synthesizer and drum machine playground, filled with ultra-rare gadgets, prized vintage synths, drum machines and bizarre electronics.
Enjoy.

For some reason, he seems to think …