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

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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

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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.”
Click …

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.

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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 …

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, …

How to pirate a vinyl record
August 8, 2010 – 9:00 pm | 13 Comments
How to pirate a vinyl record

Here’s a great DIY method to copy a vinyl record, making a copy that you can actually play on a turntable. The German website Zeit.de had this article up in German, however it’s now unavailable, …

Remix the washing machine drummer and win Ableton Live
August 6, 2010 – 12:05 pm | 157 Comments
Remix the washing machine drummer and win Ableton Live

OK, I was just so infatuated with the washing machine drums video, that it would be criminal not to remix those drums into a song.
So we’re going to have a remix contest! Ableton has …

Washing machine drum machine
August 6, 2010 – 11:14 am | 3 Comments
Washing machine drum machine

“Shoes in the dryer” is one of the best ways to describe a beat that is going off-kilter, or the sound of a DJ who just can’t seem to get two songs beatmatched. That …

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 …