Developer Sebastian Heinz let us know that Patchblocks – a new system of programmable synthesizer modules – will be getting a dedicated MIDI module for connecting with other MIDI gear.
Elektron is planning a new product introduction for Saturday Nov 23, in Berlin.
Details below. In the meantime, let the speculation begin! Continue reading
The fanfare intro to his instrumental, Athlete, features multiple tracks played on his custom MonotrOndes.
“It’s shocking how similar my playing looks in those different windows,” notes Aho. “But if you look carefully, you notice that every window is a different performance.
Those subtle differences in pitch and timing make that beautiful ensemble sound.”
The MonotrOndes is a DIY synth, built around the Korg Monotron. See Aho’s site for details on the DIY build.
The littleBits + Korg Synth Kit has been one of the hottest synth news stories this week. The Synth Kit is a collection of audio modules, inspired by circuits from some of Korg’s synths, that can be snapped together to make musical instruments.
When we first reported on the littleBits Synth Kit, readers flooded the site with comments and questions. So we contacted littleBits and, with the help of Paul Rothman (littleBits Product Development), we’ve got answers to your questions, audio demos, video previews and more: Continue reading
It’s turning out to be an interesting week for modular synths. First, littleBits introduced the Korg Synth Kit – a set of basic snap-together analog synth modules.
Now developer Sebastian Heinz has introduced Patchblocks – hardware modules that you can program with your Mac or Windows computer.
Here’s the official video intro: Continue reading