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Are you tired of cheap synthesizers that tend to fall apart at the slightest nudge? Or change their sound simply because you accidentally scratched it while changing out cords? The Dave Smith Prophet 12 is …

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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 …

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 …

Double slide controller
July 16, 2010 – 8:49 pm | One Comment
Double slide controller

What do you get when you combine 2 trombones, and Eigenharp, 2 wii nunchucks and Robocop? Evidently you get first prize at Georgia Tech’s 2010 Margaret Guthman New Musical Instrument Competition.

The Georgia Tech Center …

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. …

Moogfest 2010 with Thievery Corporation and Massive Attack
July 15, 2010 – 8:24 pm | No Comment
Moogfest 2010 with Thievery Corporation and Massive Attack

Many artists are already confirmed for Moogfest 2010, including Massive Attack, MGMT, Thievery Corporation, and over 25 other world class acts, October 29-31.
AC Entertainment is running MoogFest this year, which is a a three-day …

The Omega Orion: HAL 9000 would be proud
July 15, 2010 – 3:18 pm | 2 Comments
The Omega Orion:  HAL 9000 would be proud

Studio Electronics created a synthesizer a while ago, very much inspired by the movie 2001: A space Odyssey, and Hal 9000′s ominous glow. This huge (38 pounds) synth is an anlogue monster, with a beautiful …

Gloggomobil – the coolest musical toy ever
July 15, 2010 – 9:25 am | 2 Comments
Gloggomobil – the coolest musical toy ever

There are a ton of musical toys out there, such as toy pianos and xylophones. Never have I been so fascinated by such a simple yet creative toy as I am with the Gloggomobil.

A …

Swizzle stick thumb piano
July 14, 2010 – 10:34 pm | 2 Comments
Swizzle stick thumb piano

Robert Patterson Collier, a musician and DIY-er has built a thumb piano (or kalimba, mbira, lamellaphone, likembe) with coffee swizzle sticks for tines. And guess what – it sounds fantastic.
Here’s what it looks …

Skull Synthesizer
July 13, 2010 – 9:08 pm | No Comment
Skull Synthesizer

John Richards is a “Dirty Electronics” artist, exploring the music and electronics with an approach that is “designer trash, ugly, cheap, heavy, hand-made, designed to be handled or to come in contact with the body, …