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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DJ Machine controller
July 27, 2009 – 9:45 pm | 4 Comments
DJ Machine controller

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This controller is aimed directly at DJs and live-PA electronic artists. The DJ Machine system features seven 360° rotatable joysticks that are used to send control signals to modify loops, sounds and music in a …

Oblique strategies for electronic music
July 27, 2009 – 10:15 am | 5 Comments
Oblique strategies for electronic music

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Creativity and inspiration can often be quite elusive.  Sometimes I can sit down in my studio and great sounds and music simply pour out of me; other times I find myself staring at my computer …

Synths and Robots
July 25, 2009 – 7:52 pm | No Comment
Synths and Robots

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Picture this: You’ve got robots that are modules in a self-aware modular synth. They start patching themselves together, crafting sound and rhythm, and they work themselves into such a lather that the …

Music: What are we missing?
July 17, 2009 – 4:34 pm | 49 Comments
Music: What are we missing?

Here is something very profound to think about. This story is about music, and how the set, setting, and our preconceived ideas can affect our judgement and our perceptions. It is in fact …

Transforming movement into music
July 16, 2009 – 12:31 pm | No Comment
Transforming movement into music

In conjunction with Yama, Giuseppe Guerriero has created the “Physical Sequencer”. The basic idea is that it transforms body movement into electronic music, much like a life-sized sequencer controller.
At the heart of the Physical …

Escape Philosophy
July 13, 2009 – 9:33 am | One Comment
Escape Philosophy

Escape Philosophy is Matthew Davidson, currently living in Cambridge, MA. He’s right into modular synths and has produced multiple CD’s and sample libraries and his music can be heard on the airwaves of …

Weird / odd things in synth manuals
July 10, 2009 – 11:13 pm | 4 Comments
Weird / odd things in synth manuals

We synthesizer nuts can be a weird bunch. It seems as though half of the synth manuals that I’ve seen have some sort of strange text or pictures in them. The following are …

The Apple iPiano
July 9, 2009 – 4:05 pm | 11 Comments
The Apple iPiano

Apple’s new piano app for the iPhone promises to… oh wait, pardon me? really? It’s NOT an iPhone app? It’s an actual piano?
OK, so the iPiano is Apple’s stab at an actual electronic …

A Media player for your brain?
July 8, 2009 – 10:59 pm | No Comment
A Media player for your brain?

Maybe you have a song stuck in your head, or maybe you just like to hum songs to yourself. Thanks to MRI researchers, it’s now possible for everyone else to hear what that song in …

Free walnut and paper drum machine
July 8, 2009 – 12:19 am | One Comment
Free walnut and paper drum machine

I’m sure the title has got you wondering … well, the d-touch drum machine is a free piece of software that lets you make DIY beats and drum patterns using a piece of paper, a …