Modulus 002 12 Voice Synthesizer (Progress Update)

This video, via Nick Batt of Sonic State, offers an update on the new high-end hybrid synthesizer from UK-based Modulus Music, the Modulus 002.

The video features designer Paul Maddox, who demonstrates updating the Modulus 002, and Ben Crossland, who’s programmed the new soundset.  Continue reading

Dirty Electronics Mute Synth II

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Mute and Dirty Electronics have released the Dirty Electronics Mute Synth II (MSII), a hand-held synth and sequencer, created in collaboration with designer Adrian Shaughnessy.

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How To Make A Sushi Sequencer

As part of the 2014 Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo, the Sushi Sequencer was created, ‘celebrating Japan’s many artistic practices’. The Sushi Sequencer brings together two of them: Sushi and music technology.

Here’s what they have to say about the Sushi Sequencer:

The idea was to make a sushi conveyor belt a playable sequencer. While the results in the video are tongue-in-cheek, the technology behind it is anything but:

Helped along by a team from Native Instruments, both Just Blaze and TOKiMONSTA synced music to colored plates on the conveyor belt, making for one of the world’s most delicious music-making machines ever created.

See the RBMA site for more info.

Bleep Labs’ BleepDrum In LittleBits BitLab Vote

LittleBits Electronics recently debuted their bitLab where users, prototypers, and designers can submit their idea for what the company should manufacture next.

LittleBits eCommerce Manager Phil DeGisi explains, “If the module gets enough votes from our community, we review it, and in many cases will manufacture it. If we manufacture it, the module designer gets 10% of the revenue. We like to say that it’s the app store for hardware.”

One bitLab submission that may be of particular interest to Synthtopia readers is The Bleep Drum by Austin, Texas-based Bleep Labs.

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Multi Format Sync & Clock Box (Sneak Preview)

This is a sneak preview of the new E-RM Erfindungsbüro Multi-format Sync & Clock solution.

As more musicians get into modular and modern analog synths, more are having to deal with the challenges of keeping everything synced. The new E-RM box will support MIDI, DIN, modular clock, USB MIDI and more.  Continue reading