New Media Art & Sound Summit Coming June 11-13 To Austin

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The New Media Art & Sound Summit is coming June 11-13 to Austin TX.

The event is described as a’ 3-day festival of adventurous sound and vision’. 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

Paul Vo Wond String Exciter Now Available To Pre-Order

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Designer Paul Vo has launched a Kickstarter project to fund the production of his new Wond String Exciter – a new device, designed to let you explore new ways of playing string instruments.

Vo’s instruments explore the idea of ‘acoustic synthesis’ – using electronics to control the vibration of physical objects and to shape the harmonics of the resulting sounds.

According to Vo, the Wond is the most powerful handheld exciter, sustainer and controller ever invented. It is a magnetic plectrum for strings, that lets you create infinite sustain and play the harmonics of a string in new ways.

The Vo Wond is based on the same technology as the Moog Guitar (2008), and the Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer. Continue reading

Metasonix D-2000 Vacuum Tube Drum Machine ‘Will Blow Your Ass Off’

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Metasonix has introduced the D-2000 Vacuum Tube Drum Machine – a new design that they say ‘will blow your ass off’.

“It’s rude and immoral. It’s not completely dead-silent and distortionless, and cannot be made so,” notes Metasonix.

“The owner’s manual is full of warnings for the idiots who often purchase our products, and claim they’re ‘broken’ when they’re working perfectly,” they add. “If you’re one of those idiots, buy a nice Machinedrum or something and go away. We do not want you as a customer.” Continue reading