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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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Trombone + flamethrower = all kinds of awesome.
August 30, 2010 – 7:44 pm | One Comment
Trombone + flamethrower = all kinds of awesome.

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Trombone players often get a bad rap, so trombone player/DIYer Jonathan Crawford decided to really step up to the plate and do something about it.
Jonathan took a barbecue ignition system, a propane tank and …

Death to Vinyl – make your ashes into a record
August 27, 2010 – 4:07 pm | 3 Comments
Death to Vinyl – make your ashes into a record

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The company “And Vinyly” will take your charred remains and press them into your own death vinyl. You can use a personalized message, your own music, or any recording that is 24 …

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

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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 …

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 …

Xylophone fence
August 25, 2010 – 12:02 pm | No Comment
Xylophone fence

This is a great example of someone integrating a musical instrument into something that is typically non-musical – the xylophone fence.
At Good Hope Beach in Shanklin, Isle of Wight, a beach fence has been made …

Korg Monotron vs Korg MS-20
August 13, 2010 – 10:08 am | 2 Comments
Korg Monotron vs Korg MS-20

The Korg MS-20 is one of the more coveted vintage synths these days, and as such they fetch some pretty high prices. People like them not only because of their patchability and knob-laden instant-gratification …

1973 ad for Sony reel-to-reel tape deck
August 13, 2010 – 9:38 am | 5 Comments
1973 ad for Sony reel-to-reel tape deck

This is a vintage ad from National Geographic, April 1973. It features a Sony TC-377 reel-to-reel tape deck, with the phrase:
“Whatever weird instrument your great-grandson will be playing, the Sony TC-377 will capture it.”
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Didn’t buy your vintage analogue synths in 1989? Sucker.
August 11, 2010 – 9:50 pm | 6 Comments
Didn’t buy your vintage analogue synths in 1989?  Sucker.

Peter Forrest’s book ‘The a-z of Analog Synths’ contains graphs over time of the average selling price for pretty much every analogue synthesizer ever made.
The graphs are all extremely interesting, but what sticks out like …

Best computer-based DJ Setup ever.
August 11, 2010 – 9:07 pm | No Comment
Best computer-based DJ Setup ever.

EMULATOR is a DJ software MIDI controller package, created by Pablo Martin and made to work mainly on tablet PCs. The software supports multitouch and allows you to perform all sorts of functions quickly …

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 …