Synthesizer & Electronic Music Highlights For 16th February – 22nd 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:

  • Basslines Documentary Looks At The Roland TB-303
    Posted on Monday, February 16th, 2009 in Electronic Instruments – Comments: (11)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA5MUkvU0bANate Harrison’s Basslines is a follow up to his awesome Amen Break documentary.It looks at the history of Roland’s TB-303 Computer Controlled Bassline Synthesizer.
  • C-Thru Music AXIS Keyboard Demo
    Posted on Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 in Electronic Instruments – Comments: (7)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luLEthFtxrYElaine Walker demonstrates the C-Thru Music Axis keyboard for BP scale.via miselaineeous:C-Thru Music has lent me this keyboard, called the AXIS, for a few months, and I am rearranging the keys for the Bohlen-Pierce Scale, a macrotuning based on a 3/1 frequency ratio, divided by 13 equal steps.See http://www.ziaspace.com/elaine/BP for research on the BP Scale.
  • How The Dr. Who Theme Was Recorded
    Posted on Monday, February 16th, 2009 in Music Videos – Comments: (6)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq0mAxTckBEDr. Who Demonstration-BBCTV ‘Corners’In this great vintage BBC video, Keff McCulloch shows Sophie Aldred how he recorded “latest” version of the classic Doctor Who theme.Watch closely, and you’ll see all sorts of classic synthesizers in use.
  • Gorgeous Abstract Music Video For Peter Gabriel’s The Nest That Sailed The Sky
    Posted on Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 in Music Videos – Comments: (5)
    This is a music video by Glenn Marshall for Peter Gabriel’s The Nest That Sailed The Sky.”I was asked to develop the ’story’ further, and got some visual ideas from looking through photos from the original OVO album shoot,” says Marshall. “I got three extra visual ideas from this – single cells, an empty nest, trails of red berries.
  • Remixers Make Nat King Cole Roll Over In His Grave
    Posted on Monday, February 16th, 2009 in Music News – Comments: (3)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4c5NqoLCwUSometimes you should just let a dead guy rest.When the dead guy is Nat King Cole, whose jazz trio recordings of the forties are some of the best that jazz has to offer, you should leave well enough alone.Doing an album of Nat King Cole remixes, 44 years after his death, is like pissing on his grave.

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