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mn signal processing has introduced da one synth for ipad, a software synth that combines digital and (virtual) analog synthesis methods, including as wavetable synthesis, vector waveform mixing, subtractive, additive, and frequency modulation synthesis. the individual blocks of this synthesizer are connected using an flexible routing system that allows millions of different configurations of oscillators,… read more new ipad synth, da one, offers multiple synthesis approaches

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paul vo has officially launched a project to fund production of the wond ii, the next generation of his hand-held device for exploring 'acoustic synthesis'. … read more paul vo intros wond ii

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synthesis technology introduced the e370 quad morphing vco - a ginormous eurorack 4-oscillator euro module that's described as 'the most technically advanced euro oscillator available".… read more synthesis technology debuts e370 quad morphing vco, ‘the most technically advanced euro oscillator’ that you can buy

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the magnetic fields shared their music video for '81 how to play the synthesizer.… read more the magnetic fields – ’81 how to play the synthesizer
here are three ways to create animated light shows with a novation circuit.… read more 3 ways to create animated light shows with a novation circuit

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resample is a new app, for mac & windows, designed to let you edit, process and analyze audio. … read more new audio editor for mac & windows, resample

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in this interview, budapest-based composer peter fabok (tangram) discusses his inspiration for getting into electronic music, and his 'budapest school' style. … read more an interview with tangram (peter fabook) from chip festival 2017

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soul clap makes the "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" case, with synthesizer girlfriend, featuring vocalist ntem and the funky talkbox work of hazmat.… read more soul clap – synthesizer girlfriend

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uvs-3200 delivers a collection of over 220 patches, including basses, pads, leads and more.… read more uvi intros uvs-3200, a virtual korg ps-3200
director arturo r. jiménez has released a new documentary on nyle steiner, creator of the electronic valve instrument (evi).… read more steiner’s workshop – a nyle steiner documentary

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this video compares two generations of yamaha dx7 synthesizers, the original yamaha dx7 and the dx7ii (mk2, dx7s).… read more yamaha dx7 vs dx7ii (mk2, dx7s)
in the video, kebu performs perplexagon part 3, using only analog synthesizers, played live or sequenced.… read more live synth jam by kebu – ‘perplexagon part 3″

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this video captures a eurorack modular synth jam that explores ambient territory, with a bit of a b.o.c. feel.… read more eurorack ambient synth jam

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this video captures a performance featuring a roland ju-06, controlled by a keith mcmillen instruments k-board. … read more roland ju-06 – roland demora – keith mcmillen k-board

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"i think if you need to try and justify this setup-it's probably not right for your environment," notes doggett. "but for the high pressure situations where something going wrong isn't an option-this setup is a must."… read more how to create a redundant ableton live rig

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audiovisual software developer imimot has updated their os x vj app coge, adding ableton link integration.… read more vj app coge updated with ableton link support

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this video features synthesist robert rich giving an in-depth tour of his live performance rig. … read more robert rich live performance rig tour

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organizers say that the conference is designed to connect researchers, established and emerging companies, and performers who are committed to the development and use of electronic instruments.… read more voltage connect conference coming to berklee march 10-11

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walter giers – electronic art visual art and electronic music regularly intertwines and with djs and live acts like moderat, richie hawtin and dubfire to name a few, continuing to push the envelope in this area, this connection is getting deeper. telekom electronic beats tv looked into this relationship and stumbled upon the work of… read more the electronic art of walter giers

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this week, focusrite novation has announced blocs export, enabling users to send their blocs wave creations to launchpad for ios. blocs wave, released last year, is a music creation app designed for touchscreen beat-making. launchpad for ios is one of the most popular ios apps for remixing and performing music. this week’s update enables these… read more blocs wave adds export to launchpad for ios

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the project, pink-0, provides real-time conversion from ableton link to modular-friendly clock and reset signals.… read more open source project brings ableton link to modular synths

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the program uses theremins, oscilloscopes and a wide variety of musical instruments to engage kids and to explore science, creativity, and critical thinking.… read more dr bob’s soundschool offers a multi-sensory approach to science education

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electro-harmonix has introduced the synth9 synthesizer machine - a polyphonic synthesizer effect pedal. … read more electro-harmonix intros synth9 synthesizer machine pedal

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tiptop audio has introduced one - a low latency sample player for eurorack modular synthesizers.… read more tiptop audio intros one sample player for eurorack modular synthesizers

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here's a a hands-on demo that looks at ways to use the arturia keystep midi controller & sequencer with a variety of gear. … read more arturia keystep hands-on demo

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this short documentary explores the electronic art of walter giers.… read more the electronic art of walter giers

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the videos demonstrate a variety of patch types, including a traditional 2-voice synth voice, a 'west coast' style drone patch, making arcade-style sounds and more. … read more make noise 0-coast sound design

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the live pack features more than 120 drum and instrument racks, with tweakable processing; over 180 audio loops for slicing; plus midi clips, effects chains and more.… read more ableton intros beat tools beatmaking toolkit

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mix 01 is an extensible 4 in / 2 out matrix mixer with dedicated stereo headphone output. i… read more rebel technology intros expandable mix 01 matrix mixer eurorack module

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make noise has released tempi31 - a new firmware for the tempi polyphonic clocking euorack module that adds new features. … read more make noise updates tempi eurorack module

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steinberg media technologies gmbh has announced the upcoming release of nuendo 8.… read more steinberg nuendo 8 sneak preview

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'ratchet' sequencing, aka 'ratcheting', is step sequencing technique where notes in a step sequence, which are normally triggered once per step, are triggered multiple times per step. … read more tangerine dream style ratchet sequencing on an ipad

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a two-night festival in celebration and remembrance of electronic music and design pioneer don buchla is scheduled for saturday, april 22 and sunday, april 23rd...… read more don buchla memorial concerts april 22-23 in san francisco

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behringer founder uli behringer discusses his early beginnings as a musician, the evolution of deepmind 12, and his plans to go 'all-in' on synthesizers. … read more behringer planning complete line of synthesizers, starting at $49

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this edition will mark the first hi-fidelity vinyl reissue of this title in the u.s. since the album's original pressings in 1970.… read more vanguard reissuing jean-jacques perrey’s ‘moog indigo’

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this video takes a quick look at the aframe - an 'electrorganic frame drum'.… read more aframe electrorganic frame drum hands-on demo

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the doepfter mogli (midi output glove interface) is an adapter that turns the nintendo power glove game controller into a midi controller.… read more rare device turns nintendo power glove into a midi controller

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nina richards jams with a eurorack modular synth, controlled by a pair of stepper acid sequencers.… read more acid modular synth jam session

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"the basic track was initially put together from a stereo recording that i made in an old elevator equipment room," notes mitchell. "there were a lot of open faced relays clacking open and closed."… read more when robots started dreaming

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sunday synth jam: this video, from the 2017 namm show, captures marco parisi performing the prince classic purple rain. technical details: parisi’s performance features a seaboard rise, looped with a boss rc-505.
developer geert bevin (eigenharp, linnstrument, mpe) has released a free command-line utility for receiving and monitoring midi on os x, receivemidi. … read more developer geert bevin intros command-line midi tool, receivemidi

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akai professional today announced that their ios app impc, is now also available from the samsung galaxy apps store. impc for android was created in collaboration with app developer retronyms, and the app fuses the workflow of an akai professional mpc (music production center) with tools for composing, editing and mixing music on the user’s… read more akai pro announces impc for samsung galaxy

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developer appbc has released modstep 1.2, an update that adds audiobus 3 support, 35 new sample kits and more. modstep is designed to let you you sequence iaa apps, audio units, mac and pc software and midi hardware. here’s the video intro: here’s what’s new in modstep 1.2: auv3 user presets (for auv3s that support it)… read more modstep 1.2 adds 35 new sample kits, audiobus 3 support & more

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korg has announced that gadget for mac is being delayed: here’s the text of their announcement: in order to complete testing of “korg gadget for mac / for ios“ we must delay the release from tuesday, february 28 to late march 2017. we are sorry to disappoint everyone who has been eagerly waiting gadget for… read more korg gadget release delayed

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organizers of continuucon 2017, the second international haken continuum conference, have announced a call for presentations to anyone interested in presenting a program, staging a workshop, or giving a demonstration directly related to the haken continuum fingerboard. continuucon is scheduled for june 8–10, 2017 in asheville, north carolina. scheduled presenters include lippold haken, inventor of the continuum, and… read more continuucon issues a call for presentations

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this video takes a look at several approaches to creating hooks in songs.… read more creating hooks in your songs

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what do you want to know about the novation circuit?… read more ask novation: what do you want to know about the novation circuit?

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bitwig studio 2 expands on the modularity introduced in version 1 with nested device chains and modulator devices.… read more bitwig studio 2 now available

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focusrite has launched itrack one pre, a compact mic preamp and guitar input designed for recording high-resolution audio directly onto your iphone or ipad, without the need for external power.… read more focusrite itrack one pre records high-resolution audio straight to iphone, ipad

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mixvibes has introduced remixvideo, a midi-compatible 'video sampler' for os x that offers vst/au and ableton link support. … read more mixvibes intros remixvideo midi-compatible ‘video sampler’

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kv331 audio has released synthmaster one — a new wavetable synthesizer for mac os x and windows.… read more synthmaster one features expandable wavetable library

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fission allows you to split a sound into its transient and tonal parts, independently manipulate them and then fuse them back together. … read more new eventide effect, fission, lets you split sounds and change the parts

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today the bob moog foundation announced the launch of its annual raffle for a vintage minimoog model d synthesizer. this year’s instrument has been signed by keyboardist jan hammer. the minimoog model d being offered, serial number 4311, was built at moog music’s williamsville, ny factory in 1974, and is valued in excess of $5,000.… read more bob moog foundation 2017 raffle: minimoog model d, signed by jan hammer

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infected mushroom and polyverse have released manipulator 1.0, described as a ‘vocal processor on steroids’. … read more infected mushroom manipulator vocal processor now available

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confusion studios has announced the release today of two new midi controller apps for ipad: mddx1 and mddx2. both of the new apps are midi controllers for the yamaha reface dx. yamaha released the reface dx – a portable, fm-synthesis-based keyboard – in 2015. each of the new apps is based on a user-created layout… read more confusion studios announces mddx 1 and 2: midi controllers for yamaha reface dx

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today the bob moog foundation announced the launch of its annual raffle for a vintage minimoog model d synthesizer. this year's instrument has been signed by keyboardist jan hammer.… read more win a vintage minimoog model d signed by jan hammer

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roman filippov (sputnik modular) shared this sneak preview of deckard’s dream – a new 8-voice polyphonic diy analog synth design.  details are to be announced, but – with a name like deckard’s dream – it appears that the diy project is inspired by the classic yamaha cs-80 and the sounds of vangelis‘ score for blade runner. check… read more new diy synth, deckard’s dream, inspired by yamaha cs-80 (sneak preview)

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two new controller apps offer new ways to work with the yamaha music usa reface dx synthesizer:… read more confusion studios announces mddx 1 and 2: midi controllers for yamaha reface dx

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moog music has announced the 6th annual moog circuit bending challenge...… read more moog music announces 6th annual moog circuit bending challenge

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in the latest episode of sonic state's sonic lab, nick batt takes a look at the arturia matrixbrute analog synthesizer.… read more arturia matrixbrute synthesizer review

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native instruments has released a free update to its komplete kontrol software.… read more native instruments updates komplete kontrol

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forever beats is a melodic step sequencer with synthesized instruments for ipad.… read more new ipad beatmaking app, forever beats

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with the morpheus filter module, you now have simultaneous real-time cv control of all three dimensions, for dynamic timbral effects unlike anything you’ve ever heard before, and in stereo.… read more rossum electro-music morpheus stereo morphing z-plane filter

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the idea behind seq was to craft the ultimate hardware step sequencer - 32 steps, 8 polyphonic tracks & 256 pattern storage.… read more polyend seq polyphonic step sequencer now available to order
music thing modular has introduced chord organ - an alternate firmware for the music thing modular radio music module that transforms it into a polyphonic chord tone generator. … read more music thing modular intros chord organ eurorack module

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this week, sample logic announced its latest product, rhythmology, a dynamic rhythmic sequencing and effects engine for use with native instruments’ kontakt. built on sample logic’s dynamic multicore sample engine, rhythmology allows the user to easily design unlimited rhythmic sequences and loops by stacking and shaping up to four loop sources simultaneously inside four loop… read more sample logic announces rhythmology, sequencing and effects engine for kontakt

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would you want to own a minimoog knockoff? … read more behringer building a budget minimoog clone

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synthrotek has introduced the roboto - a new eurorack module that's a vocoder, pitch shifter, speak-n-spell effect, vibrato, 8-bit modulator and a bitcrusher-sounding module...… read more synthrotek intros roboto lo fi vocoder eurorack module

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in this video, synthesist todd smith gives an overview of his ipad pro-based sequencing system. smith’s set up is based on an apple ipad pro handling mixing and sequencing. technical details below.  ios apps used: mod step auria sunrizer igrand echo pad altispace gear used akai xr20 korg microkorg roland boutque ju-06 midi solutions quarda… read more using an ipad pro to sequence your synth rig
features the sounds of the jupiter 4 synth, "one of the greatest analog polysynths ever built."… read more 80’s soundtrack style hardware synth jam

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this set of videos demonstrated what music sequencing on a commodore amiga computer looked like in the 80's.… read more 80’s-style sequencing with a commodore amiga computer

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this video captures a hardware synth jam, inspired by tangerine dream's pergamon.… read more tangerine dream – pergamon (cover)

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this video captures a relaxed synth jam, featuring the dave smith instruments pro 2, moog mother 32 and novation supernova ii.… read more synth jam with moog mother 32, dsi pro 2 & novation supernova ii

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this video captures a hardware synth jam, featuring the trautonium. … read more hardware synth jam with trautonium

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audiowerkstatt shared this sneak preview of their upcoming mini-midi-drum-seq, a barebones drum machine. they note that “it’s still a prototype – so details can change.” information on pricing and availability is still to be announced.
landscape has introduced the stereo field - an instrument that lets you manipulate and patch two analog stereo circuits directly via touch plates, using skin conductivity.… read more new instrument, stereo field, lets you patch analog circuits with touch plates

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this video, via berlin-based skinnerbox, explores the idea of making music with the acoustic sounds of a minimoog synthesizer. … read more the acoustic sounds of a vintage minimoog

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this morning moogfest made their biggest announcement to date about the performers and presenters participating in their annual festival, its 11th iteration honoring the spirit of inventor bob moog, which is coming up may 18 – 21, in durham, north carolina. over 150 artists were announced today, including flying lotus, animal collective, gotye, suzanne ciani,… read more moogfest unveils performer lineup, program highlights

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roland has shared a cool 360° tour of their private museum, which features roland and boss musical instruments that date all the way back to their founding in 1972. “the instruments on display are extremely important to us,” they note,” and are still used as references for current product development.” the exhibit includes many vintage… read more cool 360° tour of the roland synth museum

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this video takes a look inside berlin-based audio software company u-he. … read more inside u-he

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prelude to sleep is a series of concerts that combine ambient works with projected visuals, designed for audiences to wind down at the end of each night.… read more ‘prelude to sleep’ series at moogfest to feature laurie spiegel, laraaji

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this in-depth video demo, via mylar melodies, takes a look at the expert sleepers es3, es6 + es7, which lets your computer talk with your modular.  the video demos expert sleepers es3, es6 + es7 controlling modular, creating a modular polysynth, ableton push-controlled modular, roland juno 60 controlled by intellijel metropolis and more. for details on the modules,… read more expert sleepers es modules let your modular talk to your computer

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developer julien eres has released a free patch editor/library manager for the korg minilogue synthesizer. minilogue edit works standalone or as a vst plugin. it is compatible with windows and os x (both 32 and 64bit) it’s a free download from eres’ site. if you’ve used minilogue edit, leave a comment and share your thoughts on it!

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roland has released roland cloud 4.0 – the latest version of their web-based music platform. the update delivers more iconic roland hardware synthesizers in daw-ready vst and au software synth form. the legendary series is a collection of roland software synth, based on roland’s analog circuit behavior (acb) modeling. roland cloud 4.0 release delivers circuit-modeled versions of the jupiter-8… read more roland cloud 4.0 adds jupiter-8, juno-106 synths

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replicant sounds has introduced the tt-606 replicant sample pack, a collection of 9 cyclone analogic tt-606 instruments, recorded at various tune / tone / decay / snappy / timbre settings, and with multiple accent settings. the sample library also comes with versions formatted for ableton live, novation circuit, elektron analog rytm and more.  contents: bass… read more tt-606 replicant sample pack

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neo soul keys studio is a standalone sample library plugin.… read more gospel musicians intros neo-soul keys studio

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the module is 'for randomizing boring cv input signals'.… read more analog craftsman acneuron 5u module

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in this interview, debrecen-based composer lászló kovács (pergamoon) discusses his inspiration for getting into electronic music and his groups tangerine dream tribute performance at chip festival 2017. … read more an interview with pergamoon (lászló kovács) from chip festival 2017

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here's a sneak preview of behringer's plans for their minimoog clone. … read more uli behringer teases $400 ‘behringer d’ eurorack minimoog clone

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moscow-based media artist dmitry morozov has created a new blood-powered synth installation, 'until i die'.… read more blood-powered synthesizer not for the squeamish

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kontrol is designed for wirelessly controlling traktor from your iphone or ipad, and it's now been updated to let you control it from an apple watch. … read more new app, kontrol, lets you dj with traktor from your apple watch

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daniel lanois shared this video, capturing a session with aaron funk of venetian snares.… read more venetian snares & daniel lanois – night

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the phoreo eurorack module is a triple function processor for triggers, gates and clocks. it simultaneously performs pulse width modulation, multiplication and repetition, with individual input, output and cv for each function.… read more rebel technology phoreo trigger processor demo

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this set of videos demos the system-8's default patches, and explores the synth's capabilities - including it's ability to load different synth engines, like the roland jupiter-8 and juno-108:… read more roland system-8 synthesizer hands-on demo

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the art of listening is a new documentary about the journey music takes to reach a listener’s ear, from the intent of an instrument maker and composer, to the producers and engineers who capture and preserve an artist’s voice.… read more the art of listening (documentary)

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living memory software has introduced layr - a massively polyphonic, multi-timbral synthesizer for ipad and iphone. … read more new multitimbral software synthesizer for ios, layr

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ableton has launched a new video series, one thing, that focuses on things that established artists do to keep their creativity flowing. … read more 13 things you can do to expand your musical creativity

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'a complete music software package, featuring 4-color graphics, recording and playback.'… read more sequential music mate for the commodore 64 hands-on demo
ultimate patches has released a new patch collection for the korg minilogue synthesizer. … read more ultimate patches for the korg minilogue synthesizer

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the eurorack module manufacturers world map plots various manufacturers on google maps:… read more eurorack module manufacturers world map

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