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

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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

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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

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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 …

Program Your Synth Like a Pro: Introducing the Synthesizer
January 14, 2014 – 3:38 pm | No Comment
Program Your Synth Like a Pro: Introducing the Synthesizer

Are you ready to take your sounds beyond the factory presets of your synth? When you know how the components of your synth work together, you’ll be able to program like a pro in no …

Just How Good Is the Geo Synthesizer?
December 15, 2013 – 8:29 am | No Comment
Just How Good Is the Geo Synthesizer?

I don’t know about you, but I have found that it can be difficult to perfect a fluid sound for some specific ambient compositions. Sharp or crisp tones are often easily added into any musical …

Be Just Like Animusic
November 21, 2013 – 3:25 pm | No Comment
Be Just Like Animusic

Animusic is one of those synth organizations that is always on the forefront of cutting edge technology. They’ve been around for a few years now, but they still continue to inspire a new generation of …

The Arturia MicroBrute: Monophonic Bliss
November 18, 2013 – 9:16 am | No Comment
The Arturia MicroBrute: Monophonic Bliss

If you’re looking to get something that will be an all-in-one package for your synth needs, the Arturia MicroBrute is not it. For an MSRP of just over $200, to expect a full synth package …