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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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RJD2’s Studio
April 5, 2014 – 5:31 pm | 5 Comments
RJD2’s Studio

In this video, Ramble John Krohn (better known as the musician/producer RJD2) shows off his incredible home studio – while baking apple-raspberry cobbler a la mode.
RJD2 shows off his massive collection of synths, drum machines, …

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 …

“Ronald”
February 10, 2011 – 12:29 pm | 4 Comments
“Ronald”

Ron Mael is one-half of the band (along with his brother) Sparks. From wikipedia:
When the band hit the peak of its popularity in the 1970s, he was well-known for his strange appearance, often remaining motionless …

Pinball Wizardry
January 4, 2011 – 11:33 am | No Comment
Pinball Wizardry

In this clip from an old episode of Omni (hosted by Peter Ustinov), electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani describes working on the music and sounds for the 1980 pinball game, Xenon – one of …

Now that’s what I call MIDI!
December 22, 2010 – 9:04 pm | No Comment
Now that’s what I call MIDI!

Internet Archaeology is an organization that “seeks to explore, recover, archive and showcase the graphic artifacts found within earlier Internet Culture.”
Basically, they want to save early internet content to acknowledge its importance, and save …

Edison – Monome Ninja
August 31, 2010 – 2:58 pm | 2 Comments
Edison – Monome Ninja

The video below is Edison, playing the track “Tonka Truck” from his album “All the Information at Hand”.
What is completely remarkable about this track is not just that it’s played entirely on a Monome, but …

Vince Clarke’s Analogue Monologues
August 26, 2010 – 6:45 pm | No Comment
Vince Clarke’s Analogue Monologues

The legendary Vince Clarke has put together a great series of mini synth demos called “Analogue Monologues”. The demos take place in his mouth-watering Maine Studio, and will feature a different synth each episode.

The …

The secret lair of Hans Zimmer
August 10, 2010 – 10:38 am | One Comment
The secret lair of Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer is the famous German composer known mainly for his film scores – He’s done about a hundred of them, such as Rain Man, The Lion King, Crimson Tide, The Thin Red Line, Gladiator, …

Herbie Hancock shows his Fairlight CMI to the Sesame Street kids
July 20, 2010 – 1:16 pm | 2 Comments
Herbie Hancock shows his Fairlight CMI to the Sesame Street kids

I always loved how Sesame Street brought in all sorts of fantastic musical guests for the kids and viewers. Here’s a great clip of Herbie Hancock showing the Sesame Street gang his Fairlight CMI:

My …

Thomas Dolby’s solar-powered boat studio
July 19, 2010 – 9:03 pm | 3 Comments
Thomas Dolby’s solar-powered boat studio

Keyboard magazine recently did an interview with Thomas Dolby in his home studio, which just happens to be… a boat.
Powered by both solar and wind power, the studio is located somewhere on the north coast …