In this 1986 instructional video, Toto keyboardist & composer Steve Porcaro talks about MIDI basics.
While the video is dated, it offers a vintage demonstration of a 80s MIDI electronic music production set up that was state-of-the-art for its time. Continue reading
Designer Yuri Suzuki (with Dentaku) has released a new video, embedded below, that demonstrates the Ototo electronic music instrument building system.
This video, via The Tuesday Night Machines, takes a look at the Dirty Electronics Mute Synth I – a ‘dirtylicious’ handheld noise synth that’s played by bridging connections on a circuit board with your fingers. Continue reading
It looks like there’s some pent-up interest in Roger Linn’s new LinnStrument.
The first batch of 37 LinnStruments went on sale last night. As of this morning, there is one still available. Continue reading
Lo-Fi SES is a lo-fi 8-bit instrument, that’s open source and fully hackable.
Production is being funded as a Kickstarter project, but the project is already fully funded with 40 days to go.
Here’s the official video intro: Continue reading
As part of the 2014 Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo, the Sushi Sequencer was created, ‘celebrating Japan’s many artistic practices’. The Sushi Sequencer brings together two of them: Sushi and music technology.
Here’s what they have to say about the Sushi Sequencer:
The idea was to make a sushi conveyor belt a playable sequencer. While the results in the video are tongue-in-cheek, the technology behind it is anything but:
Helped along by a team from Native Instruments, both Just Blaze and TOKiMONSTA synced music to colored plates on the conveyor belt, making for one of the world’s most delicious music-making machines ever created.
See the RBMA site for more info.
This is a sneak preview of the new E-RM Erfindungsbüro Multi-format Sync & Clock solution.
As more musicians get into modular and modern analog synths, more are having to deal with the challenges of keeping everything synced. The new E-RM box will support MIDI, DIN, modular clock, USB MIDI and more. Continue reading
Here’s a quick LinnStrument arpeggiator jam, via Geert Bevin, who worked with Roger Linn, developing the new instrument’s firmware. Continue reading