Synthesizer Studio Tour von Analog Modular bis Arp, EMS, Moog, Roland, Korg, Yamaha und Oberheim

This video, via Ralph Baumgartl, takes a look at the incredible synth studio of musician/producer Bernd-Michael Land.

The discussion is in German, but much of it needs no translation.  Continue reading

New App, Cut Glove, Turns Xbox 360 Controller Into A Musical Instrument


Rodrigo Constanzo has introduced Cut Glove – a new Max patch that turns an XBox 360 controller into a live sampling and performance instrument.

Cut Glove was inspired by video games, and contains mappings based on video game mechanisms and metaphors. Additionally, the patch has MIDI learn functionality built in, so every parameter can be mapped to any MIDI controller. Continue reading

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