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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Arduino drum machine + synth module with MIDI input
January 10, 2013 – 8:45 am | No Comment
Arduino drum machine + synth module with MIDI input

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Arduino MEGA was used for the drum machine and Arduino UNO for the synth module with a MIDI input. Both are enclosed in a “groovebox”.
Two outputs (one for the drum machine and one for the …

Step Sequencer Lauflicht Version 2 for Launchpad
November 19, 2012 – 3:39 pm | No Comment
Step Sequencer Lauflicht Version 2 for Launchpad

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The plugin for Renoise is a moving light, multitrack and multitimbral step sequencer with 8, 16 or 32 steps, turning your Launchpad into a hardware step sequencer. It was especially designed for playing live and …

Casio XW-P1 Synthesizer
October 10, 2012 – 7:13 pm | No Comment
Casio XW-P1 Synthesizer

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Looks like Casio has re-entered the professional synthesizer market this year with two products ideal for performing and recording artists – the XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer and the XW-G1 Groove Synthesizer.
I have been playing with Casio …

A short guide to sound synthesis
September 14, 2012 – 10:08 am | No Comment
A short guide to sound synthesis

For any of you who have to explain to your partner just what it is you spend all your time doing, here’s a brief guide to sound synthesis. Using a Doepfer A-100 modular synthesiser, …

Dr Who Theme on 8 floppy drives
May 11, 2012 – 9:10 am | No Comment
Dr Who Theme on 8 floppy drives

MrSolidSnake745 has put together eight floppy drives, an Arduino, some cabling, a computer and software created by Sammy1Am to make something incredible – the stepper motors from eight floppy drives playing the Dr Who theme!
Basically, …

Korg Monotribe
April 4, 2011 – 3:01 pm | 6 Comments
Korg Monotribe

Korg has released pictures of a new product called the “korg Monotribe”. Based on the name, it sounds like some sort of cross-breeding of the Korg Monotron and Korg Electribe. The picture seems …

“Ronald”
February 10, 2011 – 12:29 pm | 4 Comments
“Ronald”

Ron Mael is one-half of the band (along with his brother) Sparks. From wikipedia:
When the band hit the peak of its popularity in the 1970s, he was well-known for his strange appearance, often remaining motionless …

3rd graders with a Roland TR-808
January 13, 2011 – 1:03 pm | 3 Comments
3rd graders with a Roland TR-808

Selwyn House School is an all-boys school in Westmount, Quebec, Canada. For computer class, one of their teachers brought in a 30 year old Roland TR-808 drum machine for the students to play with.
Here’s …

Dave Smith/Roger Linn Tempest drum machine
January 13, 2011 – 10:37 am | 5 Comments
Dave Smith/Roger Linn Tempest drum machine

Dave Smith instruments (Dave smith is the guy whop created the legendary Prophet 5 analogue synth) just released at NAMM 2011 the details of his new analogue drum machine, the Tempest.

A collaboration with Roger Linn, …

Musical Cactus
January 12, 2011 – 12:53 pm | One Comment
Musical Cactus

The cactus in the video below seems to be special – it can be played! Yes, this cactus is a playable musical instrument. In the video below, you see someone playing …