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Looking Back at 2017: Trends in Music Technology

<i>As we head into 2018, we explore how trends in music production reflect the way we view technology.</i> Music technology tends to be evolutionary rather …

Analogue Solutions releases new compact Treadstone synth

Boutique synth company Analogue Solutions has announced its new desktop synth, the Treadstone.<p>Featuring a high-grade double-sided circuit board, the …

Use A Mac Trackpad As A MIDI Controller

<b>AudioSwift app gives it four controller modes for your DAW</b> 11/12/17<p>AudioSwift is a new app for Macs that allows you to use your trackpad as a control …

Midi

CV.OCD is a MIDI to Analog Conversion Box

If you buy any type of electronic musical equipment today, chances are it runs via the MIDI specification. This allows a wide variety of instruments …

Synthesizers

100% All-Analog Drum ‘n’ Bass, All The Way To The Needle

<i>Analog Drum ‘n’ Bass</i> is a new track, by <b>KinetiX</b>, made using a 100% analog signal path – from the synthesizers creating the music in real time to open …

Aphex Twin gave us a peek inside a 90s classic. Here’s what we learned.

Aphex Twin’s “Vordhosbn” just got a surprising video reveal, showing how the track was made. So let’s revisit trackers and 90s underground music …

Propellerhead 10 Now Available

Propellerhead Software has announced that Reason 10 is now available.… Read More Propellerhead 10 Now Available

Blade Runner: Do Androids Dream Of Electronic Beats?

Nearly 200,000 vinyl records from the Boston Public Library’s sound archive are going online

October 12, 2017 In News<p><b>Wax stacks.</b><p>Non-profit digital library Internet Archive is making the Boston Public Library’s entire 200,000 strong vinyl …

New Videos Reveal The Secrets Of Aphex Twin’s ‘Annoying Complicated’ Cheetah MS800

Does the Cheetah MS800 deserve its reputation for being 'annoyingly complicated'?… Read More New Videos Reveal The Secrets Of Aphex Twin’s ‘Annoying …

Watch Sasha perform his orchestral version of 'Xpander' live

Back in May 2017, influential UK producer and DJ Sasha gathered a collection of musicians to perform a unique live show at The Barbican featuring …

Bitwig Studio 2.2 Adds Ableton Link, New Devices & More

<b>Bitwig</b> has announced <b>Bitwig Studio 2.2</b>. The update adds Ableton Link, new devices and modulators, a new display profile, an on-screen keyboard panel …

Music Production

Analog Monosynth With 16-Step Sequencer

<b>Check out the Kickstarter campaign for the WaveG</b> 05/09/17<p>Buying Choices<p>Andrew Jones is raising funds for WaveG Monophonic Analog Synthesizer / Step …

Synthesizers

All that you need to know (!) about 80s Synths

midimutant

Activities > FoAM Kernow > midimutant<p>Made in collaboration with Aphex Twin, the midimutant learns how to program your DX7 synth so you don't have to. …

Roland announces new versions of its iconic 808 drum machine and 101 synth

August 8, 2017 In News<p><b>Happy 808 day to us all!</b><p>Roland have announced the release of two new, lower-priced versions of their iconic 808 drum machine …

Music Production

Aphex Twin Speaks To Ex. Korg Engineer Tatsuya Takahashi

TT: Any chance you could share the tracks separately? There might be something we could do with that and a lot of people will be interested in seeing …

Aphex Twin Makes New Track With All Korg Rig

<b>Korg</b> today shared a new <b>Aphex Twin</b> (Richard D. James) track, <i>korg funk 5</i>, created using an all-Korg setup.<p>The track features:<p>Korg Monologue x3<br>• Korg …

One of the Rarest Synths in Electronic Music Has Just Been Rediscovered

UK company Digitana Electronics made the rediscovery.<p>UK electronic instrument company Digitana Electronics has rediscovered the E.M.S. Synthi KB1 keyboard, one of the rarest synths in electronic music.<p>The synth prototype was made by Peter Zinovieff in 1971 for the prog rock band YES. It never made …

Change the Record by Paul Cocksedge

Listen to a playlist of Aphex Twin's Field Day set

<b>Thanks to eagle-eyed Reddit users.</b><p>Aphex Twin saw out London’s Field Day last night with a heart-stopping headline set on the festival’s impressive …

Inside a Roland Space Echo

1On/Off switch<p>2VU meter<p>A VU (volume unit) meter indicates the power level of audio signals. The reading is an average of the highs and lows within a …

The Moog Synthesizer IIIc Returns to Production

Throughout the 1960s, Dr. Robert Moog collaborated with over 100 composers of electroacoustic music to create <i>the synthesizer concept</i>, born of …

11 Synth Tips & Tricks

This video, via loopop, explores 11 ways you can get more from an analog synthesizer.<p>In the video, he uses an <b>Arturia MicroBrute</b> – but most of the …

Synthesizers

Aphex Twin shares new song ‘4xAtlantis take1’

The demo track was designed to test out the Poly CV feature on the Sequentix Cirklon sequencer.<p>Richard D. James, aka Aphex Twin, has shared a new …

New Singles

Zetaohm Launches Fluxus One Voltage Sequencer Kickstarter

Developer <b>Tenkai Kariya</b> let us know that <b>Zetaohm</b> has completed design of its first module, the <b>Fluxus One Voltage Sequencer</b> and has launched a …

Roland releases Anthology 1990 soft synth based on vintage D-70 instrument

<b>A classic is reborn.</b><p>Roland has released a software version of its D-70 synthesizer to its Roland Cloud service, Anthology 1990.<p>Originally released in …

Synthesizers

The Vako Orchestron – Kraftwerk’s Secret Weapon

Optigan.com shared this video demo of the <b>Vako Orchestron</b> – the rare and bizarre sample playback keyboard that’s part of Kraftwerk’s iconic …

Roland 808 Eurorack Drum Machine Clone Coming This Fall

<b>System 80</b> shared an update on their upcoming <b>Eurorack Roland TR-808 clone</b>.<p>The System 80 808 is a recreation of the TR-808 drum machine, reformatted …

Synthesizers

Power Up To Five Roland Boutique Synthesizers From One Outlet

<b>myVolts</b> has introduced a <b>5-way power splitter cable</b> for <b>Roland Boutique</b> synthesizers and other gear.<p>It lets you power up to 5 Boutique synths from one …