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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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Dr Who Theme on 8 floppy drives
May 11, 2012 – 9:10 am | No Comment
Dr Who Theme on 8 floppy drives

MrSolidSnake745 has put together eight floppy drives, an Arduino, some cabling, a computer and software created by Sammy1Am to make something incredible – the stepper motors from eight floppy drives playing the Dr Who theme!
Basically, …

Electronic music flowchart
January 12, 2011 – 10:32 am | No Comment
Electronic music flowchart

I found this flowchart by Drew and Natalie and thought I’d share – it’s a chart that could describe…hmmm, I don’t know – 95% of electronic music? It’s funny, but at the same …

The tell tale beat
September 3, 2010 – 12:10 pm | No Comment
The tell tale beat

I was checking out XKCD today and came across something that I thought I would share: The Tell Tale Beat (click for a larger version):

It reminded me so much of how my family must feel, …

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 …

Little red riding hood reinterpreted
August 10, 2010 – 11:03 am | One Comment
Little red riding hood reinterpreted

Thomas Nilsson is a graphic artist and animator from Stockholm, Sweden. As part of a school project, he’s reinterpreted the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood with animated infographics, all set to the …

Cutting a record with a laser
August 6, 2010 – 8:51 am | No Comment
Cutting a record with a laser

We’re covered Niklas Roy before, and he’s got a new DIY project that synthesizes sound in a pretty interesting way. Niklas and Jari Suominen had a chance to play with a laser cutter for …

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 …

Binary Beat
July 19, 2010 – 1:49 pm | 2 Comments
Binary Beat

Most music, some more than others, is fairly mathematically based. Songs are subdivided into measures, which are subdivided into beats, which are further subdivided. Most western music (and especially electronic music) is based …

Kung Fu + Chemical Brothers + video editing = masterpiece
July 19, 2010 – 9:58 am | 2 Comments
Kung Fu + Chemical Brothers + video editing = masterpiece

For the music video “Get Yourself High”, the Chemical brothers turned to director Joseph Kahn to create a music video via some creative video editing.
“Get Yourself High” was a bonus track on The Chemical …

Richard Eigner: Denoising Field Recordings
July 16, 2010 – 8:56 am | One Comment
Richard Eigner: Denoising Field Recordings

Most people who are familiar with computer-based music production have used or seen de-noise plugins. They basically take a snapshot of the noise, and remove the noise from the wanted sound via various algorithms. …