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Are you tired of cheap synthesizers that tend to fall apart at the slightest nudge? Or change their sound simply because you accidentally scratched it while changing out cords? The Dave Smith Prophet 12 is …

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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 …

The EMS Synthi Mk 1 AKS
July 6, 2009 – 7:51 pm | No Comment
The EMS Synthi Mk 1 AKS

My certifiable obsession for electronic music and electronic instruments in general, especially synthesizers, started in my elementary and middle school years, sometime in the 1980′s. Frequent trips to the library, an institution in which I …

1980′s Synth Medley
July 2, 2009 – 3:11 pm | 3 Comments
1980′s Synth Medley

I have a box set of CD’s called “Synthesizer Hits’. It seemed like a good idea at the time to buy it (hey it was only $15 for a full box set!), and it …

Incredible steampunk analogue modular sequencer
June 27, 2009 – 7:56 pm | 8 Comments
Incredible steampunk analogue modular sequencer

I’m a huge fan of analogue modular synthesizers. I used to have a big Moog, now I’ve got a MOTM and Doepfer modular. Other than the obvious sound generating madness, I also …