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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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Möbius music box – cool DIY alert
May 22, 2009 – 10:36 am | 7 Comments
Möbius music box – cool DIY alert

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Ranjit Bhatnagar works with interactive sound installations and has exhibited in Berkeley, Belgium, Queens, New York and Brooklyn.  He recently taught “Mister Resistor” at Parsons School of Design, a studio course and rock band with …

Synthporn Awesomeness
May 21, 2009 – 9:51 pm | One Comment
Synthporn Awesomeness

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Matthew Davidson is a musician and synth nut.  He took some great video footage at the Analogue Heaven Northeast 2009 gathering and set it to music:

Once a year, analog synth enthusiasts gather to socialize and …

Review: Waldorf Blofeld Keyboard
May 20, 2009 – 11:59 pm | 4 Comments
Review: Waldorf Blofeld Keyboard

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Waldorf Music AG is a synthesizer company hailing from Germany – they were founded in 2003, taking over the business of the Waldorf Electronics GmbH which had become insolvent. They’ve been best known for the Microwave …

Synthesizer cakes
May 19, 2009 – 2:51 pm | 7 Comments
Synthesizer cakes

In celebration of a good friend’s birthday, I present to you a number of cakes that have been fashioned to look like synthesizers. Some of them are simple “cakes that look like a …

Percussa AudioCube Controller
May 18, 2009 – 11:46 pm | No Comment
Percussa AudioCube Controller

I’m always on the lookout for interesting controllers, and these AudioCubes extrend the idea of control for sound manipulation and for midi control way past the keyboard or conventional sequencer.

Basically, the AudioCubes are small, palm-sized …

Ultimate synth-geekery: synthesizer tattoos
May 6, 2009 – 10:48 pm | 17 Comments
Ultimate synth-geekery: synthesizer tattoos

Tattoos are a bit of personal choice – some feel that they can help individualize those who have them, and some people wouldn’t be caught dead with one. Most of the time, a tattoo …

The thought-controlled synthesizer
May 5, 2009 – 11:03 pm | 3 Comments
The thought-controlled synthesizer

A person named Krischan Schallenberger decided to find out what would happen if he hooked up a 1970s modular synthesizer to his brain.
The idea being that using biofeedback, he is able to control the synth with his …

The Perfect Unison’s wooden headphones
April 27, 2009 – 9:51 pm | 2 Comments
The Perfect Unison’s wooden headphones

The headphone company The Perfect Unison has partnered with Dutch artist Parra to produce a set of incredibly beautiful wooden headphones.  The Perfect Unison x Parra headphones are being made in a limited number – only 50 are being …

Synth pencil lets you draw electronic sounds
April 21, 2009 – 10:20 pm | One Comment
Synth pencil lets you draw electronic sounds

Do you perhaps really, really want to create some music but have a term paper or some work to catch up on and don’t have the time?  How about making music by writing?  Wait.. what?

The Drawdio is …

Plushy soft synth pillows
April 21, 2009 – 10:14 pm | 3 Comments
Plushy soft synth pillows

It seems as though every time I try to bring my synthesizers to bed, I end up with bruises all over my body and scrapes and cuts on my face.  Well, there’s a solution to …