OWL Modular Programmable Eurorack Module Available August 1

owl-modular-eurorack-moduleRebel Technology has announced that the OWL Modular programmable digital audio Eurorack module will be released Aug 1 in London:

We’ll be holding a little launch event for the OWL Modular at the London Music Hackspace, this Saturday 1 August at 5pm. Come down to see us and get hands on with the new arrival!

We’ll be showing off the sonic capabilities of the patch library as well as demonstrating how to load up Faust, C++ and Pure Data patches. Bring your own code!

Based on the OWL Pedal, the Modular adds CV control and DC-coupled inputs and outputs, while retaining full patch compatibility. The platform is open source and a community of patch developers has created a diverse library of more than 70 effects for it, including phasers, flangers, delays, reverbs, distortion, compression and filters.

The OWL features an ARM Cortex M4 processor and, according to the developers, “it delivers outstanding performance and audio quality”. Continue reading

Arturia BeatStep Pro In-Depth Hands-On Demos

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Arturia has released a series of videos, embedded below, that offer a hands-on look at getting started with their new BeatStep Pro step sequencer and MIDI controller.

In the video below, Glen Darcey, Arturia VP Product Management, takes you through the drum sequencer of the BeatStep Pro: Continue reading

‘I Dream of Wires’ Synth Doc Showing Tonight In Berlin + Rare Morton Subotnick Performance

i-dream-of-wiresI Dream Of Wires – a documentary about modular synths and synthesists – is getting its first public showing in Berlin tonight.

To celebrate the film’s August VOD/DVD release,  MONODUO FILMS and MOBILE KINO are presenting a special screening and electronic music event in Berlin, followed by a live performance by Morton Subotnick.

Taking place at Babylon Kino Berlin, Morton Subotnick, accompanied by his frequent collaborator, video artist Lillevan, presents FROM SILVER APPLES OF THE MOON TO A SKY OF CLOUDLESS SULFUR REVISITED: VI. The event marks Subotnick’s first live appearance in Germany since 2011. Continue reading

Rare Vangelis Interview – On His Greatest Achievement And More

vangelisThe latest episode of the Sinfini podcast features an interview with Academy Award winning composer/synthesist Vangelis.

Host Norman Lebrecht talks with Vangelis about his earliest musical memories, his ‘great mistake’, his greatest achievement, scoring films like Blade Runner and Chariots of Fire and more.

You can listen to the new Vangelis interview via the embed below or at the Sinfini site: Continue reading