Jamming In The Woods With A Minimal Mobile Studio

Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via Marcus of Perplex On, captures some live jamming, in the woods, with a minimal synth and mobile recording rig.

“Spring got me, so i took the chance to go for a walk with my new little friend, the Teenage Engineering PO-12 rhythm,” he notes, “and my phone to do some improvised recording in the wild.” Continue reading

Korg Electribe Review

In this video, Erik Magrini shares his thoughts on the new Korg Electribe.

The Korg Electribe Music Production Station, is a 16-track polyphonic synth groovebox. It features sixteen back-lit Trigger pads, an X/Y Touch pad, and is now more mobile than ever, because it can run on battery power (optional AC adapter available). Continue reading

R Is For Roland

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R Is For Roland is a new hardcover book about the history of 23 selected Roland synthesizers and drum machines, from 1973 until 1987, that revolutionized the world of electronic music.

The book features over 384 pages, filled with portraits of the machines, detailed insight into the history and scores of artist interviews.

It features Lee “Scratch” Perry, Au Revoir Simone, Portishead, Nightmares On Wax, The Hacker, Jeff Mills, The Egyptian Lover, Plastikman, Mathew Jonson, Legowelt, Martyn Ware and many more… Continue reading

Twisted Electrons Introduces Acid8

Twisted Electrons has just released Acid8, its new hybrid digital/analog acid machine controlled by a powerful step sequencer.

The “heart” of Acid8 is an 8-BIT oscillator that developer Alex Smith says “can be manipulated to the extreme” with 16 waveforms to choose from, and the capability to even redraw your own waveforms. Users can apply up to 5 DSP effects at once, invert bits of the digtal signal for “weird” harmonics and effects, or link the env mod to pitch for percussive sounds, among other features.
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