September 16, 2014 – 10:05 am | No Comment

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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Somebody That I Used to Know – Computer Remix
April 9, 2014 – 5:42 pm | No Comment
Somebody That I Used to Know – Computer Remix

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Sometimes I don’t know why people do it, but I am glad that they do. One song i really like, Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye, done via an old school remix. …

Dark Synth: A Worthy Abelton Plug-in?
April 8, 2014 – 7:31 pm | No Comment
Dark Synth: A Worthy Abelton Plug-in?

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What is Dark Synth? It is just the latest in the efforts to give the Max for Live synthesizer added depth and control for digital sound generation. It’s a polyphonic additive that comes with 136 …

The Wicks Looper – Acid Mix
April 7, 2014 – 5:35 pm | No Comment
The Wicks Looper – Acid Mix

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If you’re into noise generation, or even if you just like to fiddle with cool little sound gadgets, the Wicks Looper – Acid Mix might be just the thing for you.

Made in Australia by a …

RJD2’s Studio
April 5, 2014 – 5:31 pm | 5 Comments
RJD2’s Studio

In this video, Ramble John Krohn (better known as the musician/producer RJD2) shows off his incredible home studio – while baking apple-raspberry cobbler a la mode.
RJD2 shows off his massive collection of synths, drum machines, …

Lava Lamp MIDI controller
April 3, 2014 – 4:40 pm | 4 Comments
Lava Lamp MIDI controller

Jason Hotchkiss is a DIY-er who has created the ultimate psychedelic ambient music generator. He took a lava lamp, a bit of custom electronic work and a Miduino PCB from Tom Scarff, put it …

Roland Makes a Killer Bassline Roland AIRA TB-3 Synthesizer
March 20, 2014 – 11:53 am | No Comment
Roland Makes a Killer Bassline Roland AIRA TB-3 Synthesizer

One of the most difficult components of sound generation for today’s musicians is a realistic bassline. Today’s bass sounds, whether saw generated or the popular wobble bass of modern music, still need a component of …

Overhead projector as musical instrument
March 10, 2014 – 11:52 am | No Comment
Overhead projector as musical instrument

Blair Neal has created an art project installation entitled ‘Color a Sound’ which was set up at RPI’s West Hall Gallery 111 for the month of April 2010.
The installation invites participants to make colored markings …

The ARP 2500 Synthesizer Is Still Magical
March 10, 2014 – 11:52 am | No Comment
The ARP 2500 Synthesizer Is Still Magical

Developed in 1970, the ARP 2500 was the first synthesizer to come to the market from Alan R. Pearlman. He was inspired by the work that Moog was doing with synthesizer development and wanted to …

Program Your Synth Like a Pro: The LFO
March 1, 2014 – 8:58 am | No Comment
Program Your Synth Like a Pro: The LFO

One of the most difficult components of programming a synth is the incorporation of the LFO. The LFO, which is the low frequency oscillator, is a very necessary component of any sourced sound being generated. …

Program Your Synth Like a Pro: Filters
February 3, 2014 – 1:31 pm | No Comment
Program Your Synth Like a Pro: Filters

Now that you’ve developed a unique sound from your sound source, you’re ready to make it even more unique through the use of modifiers. Depending on your synth equipment, there’s a good chance that you …