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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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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, …

Korg Kronos Details released!
January 12, 2011 – 7:30 pm | 70 Comments
Korg Kronos Details released!

The first images and information for the Korg Kronos are in from NAMM 2011!   It’s a full workstation, with:

9 Sound engines, each offering a unique sound-creation technology (see list …

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 …

Electronic music flowchart
January 12, 2011 – 10:32 am | No Comment
Electronic music flowchart

I found this flowchart by Drew and Natalie and thought I’d share – it’s a chart that could describe…hmmm, I don’t know – 95% of electronic music? It’s funny, but at the same …

Audio ring
January 7, 2011 – 9:20 am | No Comment
Audio ring

Luke Jerram is an artist from Bristol, England. When he proposed to his soon-to-be wife, he outdid us all: He made a ring out of silver and engraved it with a 20 …

Analogue or digital?
January 5, 2011 – 11:47 am | 2 Comments
Analogue or digital?

A very long time ago in high school, I bought (with my parents’ help) a Korg Poly 800. I was so proud of that synth… until a friend of mine started making fun of …

Flute made on a 3D printer
January 4, 2011 – 4:53 pm | One Comment
Flute made on a 3D printer

3D printing has come a long way – there are now stores that will print 3D objects on demand like this one in Belgium. It really gets the imagination flying, thinking of all the …

Pinball Wizardry
January 4, 2011 – 11:33 am | No Comment
Pinball Wizardry

In this clip from an old episode of Omni (hosted by Peter Ustinov), electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani describes working on the music and sounds for the 1980 pinball game, Xenon – one of …

Korg Kronos – guess what it is, and win a Korg Monotron!
January 3, 2011 – 11:54 am | 148 Comments
Korg Kronos – guess what it is, and win a Korg Monotron!

Korg has released a teaser video of the new Korg Kronus that will be unveiled at NAMM 2011. Details are extremely sketchy, but they talk about it in terms that indicate that it’s supposed …