Bastl Instruments, creators of the Trinity and microGranny electronic instruments, has announced plans for a new series of Eurorack modules that are designed to connect your modular synth to just about anything in the real world.
The idea is to translate physical events into musical ones – and vice versa.
Here’s what they have to say about it: Continue reading
This mini documentary, via the New Yorker, takes a look at the vocoder and its history. Continue reading
Developer Paul Soulsby let us know about a new update for the Atmegatron synthesizer - The Delayertron.
According to Soulsby, it turns the Atmegatron into a ‘sci-fi dream machine’:
Create crazy sci-fi sound effects and screaming lead lines with the Delayertron software. It provides the Atmegatron with a completely new audio engine that has a crunchy 8-bit delay and 256 sample waveforms.
Electronic music instrument pioneer Roger Linn is featured on the latest episode of Sonic State’s Sonic Talk. Continue reading
Q: What’s better than a Roland TR-909 drum machine? Continue reading
Pigtronix has introduced the Pigtronix Custom Shop Active Dual CV Expression Pedal – a new pedal that they say is the only active, CV-capable expression pedal available.
With a range of 0-5V, the Active Dual CV Expression is Eurorack-friendly and can also control other gear equipped with 0-5V CV inputs, including Arturia MiniBrute and MicroBrute, Studio Electronics BOOMSTARs, Tom Oberheim SEMs, and others. Continue reading
oneTesla let us know about tinyTesla, a new Kickstarter project to fund a little MIDI Tesla coil kit that’s designed to be easy to build.
tinyTesla is a desktop MIDI Tesla coil kit designed to be suitable for beginners or veterans in electronics. The project has blown past its $20,000 fundraising goal, with more than 10 times that amount already pledged. Backers can get a kit to build a MIDI tesla coil for about $150.
The Tesla coil’s lightning heats up air and creates pressure waves that are audible as sound. The more times per second the lightning fires, the higher the pitch created.
Here’s the official video intro: Continue reading
Chris at Critter & Guitari let us know that their Pocket Piano MIDI has been updated with new color options and a new firmware update that makes it at least 17% cooler.
New firmware for the Pocket Piano introduces a new mode, so there are now seven modes. By our highly scientific calculations (7/6*100=117) that makes it 17% cooler.
They also all have a new hold function. You can see the new hold feature in action at C&G’s Instagram.
in addition, C&G now offer the Pocket Piano MIDI in a Green anodized enclosure. See the C&G site for details.