This video, via Cool Hunting, is a visit to the awesome synth lair of composer Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo, Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Rugrats, The Lego Movie).
The bright green, circular building of Mutato Muzika in Los Angeles is easy to spot when cruising down Sunset Boulevard. Inside is the studio of Mark Mothersbaugh, founding member of DEVO and award-winning Hollywood composer.
Over the years, Mothersbaugh has accumulated a vast collection of synths. In this video, he reveals the stories behind some of his synth rarities. More importantly, he reveals the secret of ‘We smell sausage’.
Multi-instrumentalist Geert Bevin, who has been working with Roger Linn on the firmware of the LinnStrument controller, shared this video of Jordan Rudess‘ first couple of minutes on the new instrument. Continue reading
At the 2015 NAMM Show, inventor Paul Vo was previewing the Vo Wand – a tool for playing guitars in new ways. Continue reading
At the 2015 NAMM Show, instrument designer Roger Linn was making the NAMM debut of the LinnStrument. Continue reading
At the 2015 NAMM Show, Line 6 introduced the Variax Standard guitar.
While the Variax Standard is designed to look like a regular guitar, it offers instrument modeling that allows it to sound like a variety of instruments. Continue reading
At the 2015 NAMM Show, Line 6 introduced the Variax Standard guitar- a guitar that is designed to model a variety of instruments, from acoustics to electric to sitar and other string instruments. Continue reading
At the 2015 NAMM Show, Rupert Neve Designs will be introducing two new products:
- the RNDI Active Transformer Direct Interface, and
- the R6 Six Space 500 Series Rack.
Here’s what Neve has to say about them: Continue reading
Developer Roger Linn will be displaying the recently-released LinnStrument electronic music controller instrument at the 2015 NAMM Show.
Here’s a preview, via reader Geert Bevin, who helped develop the open source firmware that runs the LinnStrument: Continue reading