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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Nude bodies as a musical instrument
April 17, 2014 – 6:53 pm | No Comment
Nude bodies as a musical instrument

Cocky Eek’s Tactile Research Lab has created an art-installation-meets-musical-instrument-meets-organic-weirdness. Called the “Get in Touch” exhibit, it invites the public to create sounds by touching the backs of nude people in an effort to help …

Somebody That I Used to Know – Computer Remix
April 9, 2014 – 5:42 pm | No Comment
Somebody That I Used to Know – Computer Remix

Sometimes I don’t know why people do it, but I am glad that they do. One song i really like, Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye, done via an old school remix. …

Be Just Like Animusic
November 21, 2013 – 3:25 pm | No Comment
Be Just Like Animusic

Animusic is one of those synth organizations that is always on the forefront of cutting edge technology. They’ve been around for a few years now, but they still continue to inspire a new generation of …

Audio and Video Illusion called the McGurk Effect
December 19, 2012 – 2:05 pm | No Comment
Audio and Video Illusion called the McGurk Effect

It is true, music is best heard when your eyes are closed or if you can get really really close to the stage performer.
Everyone knows this because visual cues can at time be distracting. …

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, …

Musical Cactus
January 12, 2011 – 12:53 pm | One Comment
Musical Cactus

The cactus in the video below seems to be special – it can be played! Yes, this cactus is a playable musical instrument. In the video below, you see someone playing …

Synthesizer T-shirt that you can play
January 2, 2011 – 7:14 pm | 5 Comments
Synthesizer T-shirt that you can play

ThinkGeek has released a T-shirt with something resembling a Moog on it – that you can actually play. The ‘synth’ on the shirt features 5 different sampled sounds plus 8-voice polyphony (!). It …

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 …

Body Drum
December 22, 2010 – 8:41 pm | No Comment
Body Drum

We’ve covered Daito Manabe before, demonstrating his DIY project where he stimulated muscles in his face to the beat of music.
With the help of Masaki Teruoka, Daito has created a new project, which …

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 …