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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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The Best CD case insert… ever.
August 19, 2009 – 4:14 pm | 2 Comments
The Best CD case insert… ever.

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I’ve always been a fan of creative CD packaging, but Moldover’s Awesome Edition CD just blew my mind.
The CD insert is actually a circuit board that lists all the tracks and artist information – cool …

Concert Hands: The robotic keyboard teacher
August 19, 2009 – 9:39 am | One Comment
Concert Hands: The robotic keyboard teacher

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Have you ever wanted to brush up on your keyboard skills without having to actually figure it out for yourself or without having to take lessons? This patented contraption is called “Concert Hands”, and …

SynthGlove: Nintendo Powerglove controller
August 18, 2009 – 9:12 am | 4 Comments
SynthGlove: Nintendo Powerglove controller

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When the Nintendo Powerglove came out many years ago, I was pretty fascinated – a cheap, functional virtual reality controller. There have been a ton of hacks for it, including this ingenious DIY …

New Moog Taurus 3 Pedals – Update
August 17, 2009 – 9:19 pm | One Comment
New Moog Taurus 3 Pedals – Update

Moog Music has been taking pre-orders on their new reissues of the much-coveted Moog Taurus Pedals. In this video, Moog Senior Engineer Cyril Lance give a quick update on progress on the Taurus 3 …

The Humanthesizer: Bikini-clad midi controller
August 15, 2009 – 11:25 pm | No Comment
The Humanthesizer: Bikini-clad midi controller

The Humanthesizer is a collaboration between Calvin Harris and masters students from the Royal College of Art’s Industrial Design Engineering programme. It uses bikini clad girls covered in special conductive paint to form a …

Jellyfish Theremin
August 12, 2009 – 10:38 am | 7 Comments
Jellyfish Theremin

Yuri Suzuki is a musician and artist who was born in Japan and now lives in the UK. He’s come up with one of the craziest musical instruments I’ve seen – a jellyfish theremin. …

Beat Sneaks: DIY midi drums in your shoes
July 28, 2009 – 1:05 pm | 3 Comments
Beat Sneaks: DIY midi drums in your shoes

Personally, I like to tap out drum patterns with my fingers – it drives people crazy. I do it at home, in the car, even in my studio (I record my tapping and them …

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

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

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

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 …