Modulas Makes Controlling Your DAW Easy
May 1, 2014 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

When you’re creating a synth sound in your home studio, laying down tracks can be tough to do. You’ve got your MIDI connections or your microphones hooked up, you’ve got your computer nearby, and you’ve …

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

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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

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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?

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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 …

Awesome synth guitar performance
December 28, 2009 – 7:07 pm | 3 Comments
Awesome synth guitar performance

Playing guitar on a synthesizer has been a cliche since the 80′s when Jan Hammer ripped it up on the theme to Miami Vice. I rarely hear synth guitar that I like, but this …

New synth fridge magnets
December 28, 2009 – 12:28 pm | No Comment
New synth fridge magnets

Our synthesizer fridge magnets have been extremely popular lately, and we’ve added more to what we already offer. We have a brand new, additional line of fridge magnets that are created from photographs of …

Merry Synth-mas !
December 25, 2009 – 11:38 pm | One Comment
Merry Synth-mas !

Sy Mann on the Moog synthesizer: Switched On Santa – 1969
Electronic Music Engineered by legend Jean Jacques Perrey.
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Sy Mann showed his eariiest musical talent at age 6 when he began to correct mistakes, made …