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Audiofanzine put to the test Waldorf’s Streichfett digital synthesizer released earlier this year. The small box is designed to replicate the sound of vintage string machines.
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History of boomboxes
January 22, 2010 – 5:04 pm | One Comment
History of boomboxes

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Ahhh, the boombox. Boomboxes bring back some great memories for me – 80’s rap, jackets with zippers and funky-ass dudes groovin’ on the sidewalk. At one point, the “boombox wars” got a bit …

Guitar-playing birds
January 20, 2010 – 12:15 pm | 4 Comments
Guitar-playing birds

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Céleste Boursier-Mougenot is a visual/installation artist from France, and one of his most recent works involves birds and a guitars. He has recorded the behaviour of birds who have been lured to land on …

YouTube piano
January 13, 2010 – 10:49 am | One Comment
YouTube piano

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This is a fun little video from kokokaka is not something that you really watch, but rather use – it allows you to actualy play a video piano interactively. The video uses the YouTube …

47 awesome synth demos
January 12, 2010 – 11:35 pm | One Comment
47 awesome synth demos

You can find a ton of synth video demos on youtube, but it’s tough to find the good ones buried in all the junk. Luckily, user Jexus has compiled a treasure trove (47 to …

Mind-blowing vintage synth display
January 11, 2010 – 10:11 am | 2 Comments
Mind-blowing vintage synth display

Metunar from Austria created this video of the Synthesizer Meeting in Kufstein Austria that took place in 2009.
This is an incredible display of mostly vintage synthesizers that just makes me dream of being let loose …

Scientology term or German techno artist?
January 8, 2010 – 5:32 pm | 4 Comments
Scientology term or German techno artist?

Mental Floss has a great quiz up called “Scientology term or German techno artist”, where you have to decide if a term is from Scientology or the name of a German techno artist.
When Lafayette Ronald …

Doctor Who – masters of sound
January 5, 2010 – 11:53 am | No Comment
Doctor Who – masters of sound

The video below is a look inside the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, and a description of how the Doctor Who theme was created, all without synthesizers.
Delia Derbyshire, Ron Grainer and the rest of the crew at …

Music for 100 metronomes
December 31, 2009 – 11:59 am | No Comment
Music for 100 metronomes

Györgi Ligeti was a Hungarian composer who lived from 1923 until 2006 in Germany and Austria, and was considered by many to be one of the most imaginative composers in the last 50 years. …

Jean-Jaques Perrey on the Ondioline
December 30, 2009 – 10:25 am | One Comment
Jean-Jaques Perrey on the Ondioline

The Ondioline was one of the precursors to the traditional synthesizer – it was a vacuum tube-powered keyboard instrument, invented in 1941.
The neat thing about the Ondioline (and unlike most other keyboard instruments from the …

How to recreate Prodigy’s “Smack my bitch up”
December 29, 2009 – 10:45 am | No Comment
How to recreate Prodigy’s “Smack my bitch up”

Prodigy’s ledgendary track “Smack my Bitch up” from the album “The Fat of the Land” was mostly created with a number of samples. In this video, Jim Pavloff shows you how to recreate the …