Synthesizer & Electronic Music Highlights For 2nd February – 8th February

We’ve been posting a lot lately – here’s a quick digest of the top posts from the last week, in case you missed them:

  • The Trent Reznor Case Study: NIN Is The Future Of The Music Business
    Posted on Friday, February 6th, 2009 in Electronic Musicians – Comments: (12)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Njuo1puB1lgTechdirt’s Michael Masnick discusses why Nine Inch Nails is the future of the music business:Since completing his earlier major record label contract, musician Trent Reznor has been experimenting with a variety of new and unique business models for Nine Inch Nails to reach and connect with fans.This case study explores Reznor’s experiments, examining what has worked and what has not – and why.
  • Vangelis Synth Sounds
    Posted on Sunday, February 8th, 2009 in Music Videos – Comments: (10)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G56lgN28_4Vangelis Synth SoundsDescription:This video captures an improv with Vangelis – style synth sounds:It was supposed to be a cover of soil festivities , been working on the microkorg to get roland vp-330 string sound from it. Just decided to do a bit of live playing based on the opening track instead.
  • Swedish Commercial Gets Visit From Techno Kitty
    Posted on Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 in Music Videos – Comments: (7)
    Here’s the translation, via Johan Larsby in the comments:Where is kitty?come here kitty.yes come here kittyThere is kitty (when the red circle appears)and all sort of calls to get the cat to appear.
  • Casio CZ-101 Keyboard Commercial From 1986
    Posted on Sunday, February 8th, 2009 in Keyboard Synthesizers – Comments: (6)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPWEnmEYxqsCasio Keyboard CZ-101 (1986)Description:This commercial, from 1986, introduced the Casio CZ-101 polyphonic digital synthesizer.
  • Matthew Davidson (Stretta) On The Future Of Synthesis
    Posted on Monday, February 2nd, 2009 in Electronic Musicians – Comments: (5)
    Matthew Davidson (Stretta) is a blogger and electronic musician that is very active in music new media, posting frequent blog articles and software and gear videos online. He’s also shared a great collection of electronic and ambient music albums at his site.Trash_Audio has published an interesting interview with Davidson that looks at his studio, his work and his thoughts on the future of synthesis:There are few reasons for hardware outside of controllers anymore.

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