Sylphyo Wind Controller Offers Advanced Blowing Control


The Sylphyo –  a new electronic musical instrument with advanced blowing control and wireless MIDI support – is being made available via an IndieGoGo campaign.

The Sylphyo is designed to provide access to the expressive world of wind instrument to any musician. It can also be played silently for training, or used for writing scores.

Here’s a video demo of the Sylphyo in action, illustrating some of its expressive possibilities: Continue reading

Hang-Style Oval MIDI Controller Fully Funded


Developers of the Oval MIDI instrument have already met their Kickstarter funding goal for the production of the new controller.

The Oval is a new MIDI controller design and can be used with a dedicated mobile app or with other MIDI applications.

Here’s the official intro video for the Oval: Continue reading

Hang-Style Oval MIDI Controller Now Available To Pre-Order


The Oval MIDI instrument – a new electronic controller, inspired by the Hang percussion instrument (also known generically as HandPans or hang drums) – is now available to pre-order via a Kickstarter project.

The Oval can be used as a MIDI controller or with a dedicated mobile app.

Here’s the official intro video for the Oval: Continue reading

The Human Harp Transforms Suspension Bridges Into Instruments


The Human Harp, a global multi-media project founded by Di Mainstone, explores the idea of attaching controls to suspension cables, making it possible to ‘play’ a bridge as an electro-acoustic instrument.

Here’s an example, recorded at Bristol’s Clifton Suspension Bridge: Continue reading

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