The MKAdapter is a new adapter that lets you attach any standard microphone gooseneck directly on your Korg MicroKorg, without needing to set up a separate mic stand.
Combining the MKAdapter with a gooseneck lets you use a high-quality mic to control the MicroKorg’s vocoder. Continue reading
Saturday Synth Porn: This photo captures Michel-Lag-Chavarria and a custom circular keyboard, created for Jean Michel Jarre.
Here’s what Michel Lâg-Chavarria has to say about the unusual keyboard: Continue reading
Should Technics bring back the classic SL-1200 turntable?
At least 10,000+ people thinks so. They’ve signed a change.org petition that asks Panasonic to bring back the legendary wheels of steel.
Here’s the text of the petition: Continue reading
In this rare interview, Amon Tobin talks about sound design and his approach to live performance. Continue reading
Why is it spherical? Why not just use a keyboard?
These are the first questions a lot of musicians have when they see the AlphaSphere MIDI controller. Nu Desine has released a series of videos that look at the these questions, exploring the design ideas underlying the AlphaSphere and how the new instrument works with DAWs and synths.
This video, via Future Music Magazine, is a studio tour of the two synth-packed studios of Legowelt, in The Hague in The Netherlands.
At Musikmesse 2014, Nick Batt of Sonic State caught up with Doepfer Musikelektronik’s Dieter Doepfer, who wasn’t in the mood to talk about another synth module. Continue reading
Reader Dmitry Morozov – a Moscow-based media-artist, musician and ‘engineer of strange-sounding mechanisms’ – has created a new instrument that uses a tattoo for a score.
Morozov creates experimental electronic music and advocates for circuit bending and DIY electronics in Russia, under the moniker ::vtol::.
Here’s what Morozov has to say about his instrument, ‘Reading My Body’:
this is a special instrument that combines human body and robotic system into a single entity, that is designed to automate creative process in an attempt to represent the artist and his instrument as a creative hybrid.
The device consists of a railing with comfortable hand holders and two parallel, but offset from each other black lines’ sensors that move along the arm using a stepper motor. It is equipped with a 3-dimensional Wii remote controller that uses the OSC protocol in order to give a possibility of additional expression achieved by moving hand in space.
Morozov use of tattoos is part of a trend that we anticipated in our 10 Predictions For Electronic Music Making In The Next Decade in 2010 – musical body modifications. Continue reading