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La Monte Young's Unending Thoughts: The Composer Pays a Visit to Red Bull Academy

COURTESY REDBULLMUSICACADEMY.COM<p>Yesterday evening, a group of people crowded into the Red Bull Academy Headquarters in Chelsea to hear the composer …

Listening as Activism: The “Sonic Meditations” of Pauline Oliveros

In the late nineteen-sixties, the composer Pauline Oliveros moved from San Francisco, where she had been a pioneer of electronic music, to San Diego, to start a university job. There, in her mid-thirties, she confronted a culture of political despair. “I was watching my television set when Robert …


just intonation

This is an interactive version of a real homemade synthesizer. Each note on the keyboard was recorded separately So it plays just like the real …

Electric Guitar

Analog Tape vs Digital Recording: Which sounds better?

<i>Which sounds better, analog tape or 24-bit digital recording? Los Angeles producer/engineer Adam Kagan set up a session to find out. Listen to solo’d</i> …

The glory and torment of being Syd Barrett, by David Bowie, David Gilmour, Mick Rock, Joe Boyd, Damon Albarn and more…

It’s recently been announced that a rare live recording of Syd Barrett guesting on guitar with The Last Minute Put Together Boogie Band in Cambridge …

Indie Music

Groove Rider GR-16

• <b>By:</b> Dmitrij Pavlov<p>--- Christmas offer: Half price for a limited time for the first buyers!!! ---<p>"I always thought that writing music should be fun... …

Music Production

Gibson Facing Bankruptcy

Over 100 years of legacy in the balance <br>Almost impossible to countenance that such an iconic brand should be in a position like this, especially as …

U.S. Department of Justice

Moog announces ultra-limited $35,000 modular synthesizer reissue

<b>For the synth collector who has everything.</b>Moog is reissuing another of its iconic synthesizers. The Moog Synthesizer IIIp remake is limited to an …

Los Angeles

Free Web Interface For Bass Station II

Reader François Georgy has created a free web interface for the Novation Bass Station II.… Read More Free Web Interface For Bass Station II


Exploring the Science of Sleep with Max Richter

Before composing this monumental musical exploration, Richter consulted neuroscientists to research the mechanics of sleep and its importance to our …


Demo :: Prophet 8 vs Rev2 (no talking - just patches)


ChordPolyPad - Chords Player

• <b>By:</b> Laurent Colson<p>ChordPolyPad is a chords player for Midi instruments, sequencers like Logic, Cubase, Live and all other Midi sequencers, or even …

Extreme Sports

Pioneering Synthesist Joel Chadabe On CD

Bob Moog Foundation features two new compilations from early Moog modular adaptor <b><br>The Bob Moog Foundation</b> tells us that they are proud to feature two …

Music Industry

How to Build a Theremin

Theremin<p><b>The Theremin</b> (named after its inventor Leon Theremin) is a musical instrument that dates from the early days of radio and electronics. It is …


sometime today or tomorrow

My Top Eight Apps for Ambience & Experimental Soundscapes - iPad Demo


Comment on Moog Model 15 Polyphonic Synthesizer With MPE Control by alacazam posted some numbers about NI’s revenue for 2011. If true, obviously many people “give a …


Pittsburgh Modular Announces Its Love Letter to the Analog Monosynth, the Microvolt 3900 Semi-modular Synth

Inspired by Pittsburgh Modular’s synthesizer heroes, the Microvolt 3900 will ship April 27, 2018 for $629.<p>16<p>SHARES<p>The Pittsburgh Modular Microvolt …


ChordPolyPad Update

ChordPolyPad, from Laurent Colson, was updated with resentful MIDI Out. Now messages received at the MIDI In can be automatically resent to the MIDI …

Music Production

Eight Fantastic Apps for SYNTH BASS Demo and Review for the iPad


Controlling MOOG Model 15 with a Seaboard Block or any MPE - iPad Demo


Moog Synthesizer IIIp


FM Player: Classic DX Synths 1.1 brings better envelopes and some promises too

The people behind AudioKit, the open source successor to The Amazing Audio Engine, brought us FM Player in November last year, and since then they’ve …

Video Tutorials

Inventor Morton Subotnick on the Dawn of Modular Synthesis

The inventor talks about how he revolutionized what music is, how it's made and how we think about it.<p>Certain artists contribute to an era such pivotal works that any description of them threatens to dissolve into cliché, and Morton Subotnick is one of them. His corpus is so intertwined with the …

Kraftwerk / The Kraftwerk FAQ - Kraftwerk Frequently Asked Questions

<b>F</b>requently <b>A</b>sked <b>Q</b>uestions about the German electronic music group Kraftwerk<br>Established 1994.<br>Last update: 1st February 2018. - v.24.6<p><b>Main topics:</b><p><b>List …


Comment on BandLab Technologies Announces Acquisition Of Cakewalk From Gibson by Rabid Bat

Well at least it can’t possibly get worse…Or can it?—As an aside, I had no idea whatsoever that the excellent Rolling Stone magazine, home of Matt …


Moog Is Reissuing A Legendary 1960s Synthesizer Design–For $35,000 A Pop

The legendary synthesizer manufacturer Moog (if you’re not familiar with it, let Mr. Giorgio Moroder explain how it shaped modern music) is making a mere 40 new units of one of its most legendary designs: the Moog Synthesizer IIIp, a machine originally released in 1969 to the joy of musicians like …

Hans Zimmer

Presenting the ES-01 Analog Synthesizer by Ekssperimental Sounds

0<p>SHARES<p><b>Introductory offer, 25% off through 31 March!</b><p>The ES01 is a faithful recreation of a beloved analog classic. While the hardware which the ES01 …


Can you outwit a hacker?

Sifting through your email messages to sort the legitimate from the malicious can require an overwhelming amount of time and energy. Busy IT departments may not have the scope and bandwidth to scrutinize a company’s entire email traffic. Yet, the infiltration of even one malicious email has the …


thesoundtestroom: Kosmonaut by Bram Bos - Preview

Doug Woods from thesoundtestroom got his hands on an preview build Bram Bos' next app Kosmonaut! This is a multi-tap delay for AUv3 that should be …

Music Production