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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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Richard James face encoded into his music
February 26, 2010 – 11:26 am | One Comment
Richard James face encoded into his music

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Richard James (aka Aphex Twin) has always been at the top of my ‘most creative musicians’ list. It seems as though everything he does pushes the bounds of music and art. Even his …

Dr Who EMS VCS3 up for auction
February 24, 2010 – 4:48 pm | 3 Comments
Dr Who EMS VCS3 up for auction

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It’s not very often that a vintage EMS VCS 3 Putney goes up for sale on ebay, as they are a rare find. Well, the very VCS3 that was used in the BBC Radiophonic …

Turn a web page into music with Codeorgan
February 19, 2010 – 2:54 pm | No Comment
Turn a web page into music with Codeorgan

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Codeorgan is a neat little flash application that turns websites into auto-generated music, coming up with a different type of music for each URL, based on its own complex algorithm. The application looks at …

Dave Smith Prophet 8 review
February 19, 2010 – 12:35 pm | One Comment
Dave Smith Prophet 8 review

D. Ramirez is a Music Producer and DJ who was voted DJ Magazine’s Best British Producer and Best British Remixer. He was also nominated for an Ivor Novello award for his remix of Bodyrox …

Sound design in Avatar
February 18, 2010 – 11:27 pm | One Comment
Sound design in Avatar

This short documentary takes us through the sound design for the movie Avatar. It’s a interesting window into what it took to create some of the fantastic sounds and effects in the movie.
Bringing to …

Keith Emerson in your studio
February 12, 2010 – 8:32 pm | One Comment
Keith Emerson in your studio

We all know Keith Emerson, the iconic British keyboard player from Emerson, Lake and Palmer (and the Nice). Well, a company called Knucklebonz has a Keith Emerson figurine as part of it’s “rock Iconz” …

Scratching with cassette tapes
February 12, 2010 – 12:28 pm | No Comment
Scratching with cassette tapes

Alexis Malbert from France goes by the name of TapeTronic, and cassette tapes are his kung-fu. He builds custom tapes and tape players and travels around Europe doing tape-scratching performances on his DIY tapes …

How to recreate Prodigy’s “Voodoo People”
January 26, 2010 – 6:46 pm | One Comment
How to recreate Prodigy’s “Voodoo People”

Whether you love them or hate them, The Prodigy has definitely broken musical ground in an innovative way. The track “Voodoo Peaple” was one of my favorites from “Jilted Generation “, and Jim Pavloff …

Cookie Keys
January 25, 2010 – 3:07 pm | No Comment
Cookie Keys

If you enjoyed the funky stop-motion MPC video we posted a while back, you’ll probably like this one as well.
It’s Joao Brasil’s latest commercial for a Brazillian juice called Do Bem bebidas – …

History of boomboxes
January 22, 2010 – 5:04 pm | One Comment
History of boomboxes

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 …