Atmegatron Software Update Turns It Into ‘Sci-Fi Dream Machine’

Developer Paul Soulsby let us know about a new update for the Atmegatron synthesizer – The Delayertron.

According to Soulsby, it turns the Atmegatron into a ‘sci-fi dream machine':

Create crazy sci-fi sound effects and screaming lead lines with the Delayertron software. It provides the Atmegatron with a completely new audio engine that has a crunchy 8-bit delay and 256 sample waveforms.

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Pigtronix Intros Custom Shop Active Dual CV Expression Pedal

Pigtronix has introduced the Pigtronix Custom Shop Active Dual CV Expression Pedal – a new pedal that they say is the only active, CV-capable expression pedal available.

With a range of 0-5V, the Active Dual CV Expression is Eurorack-friendly and can also control other gear equipped with 0-5V CV inputs, including Arturia MiniBrute and MicroBrute, Studio Electronics BOOMSTARs, Tom Oberheim SEMs, and others. Continue reading

tinyTesla Tesla Coil Kit Lets You Shoot Lightning, Make Sweet MIDI-Controlled Music

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oneTesla let us know about tinyTesla, a new Kickstarter project to fund a little MIDI Tesla coil kit that’s designed to be easy to build.

tinyTesla is a desktop MIDI Tesla coil kit designed to be suitable for beginners or veterans in electronics. The project has blown past its $20,000 fundraising goal, with more than 10 times that amount already pledged. Backers can get a kit to build a MIDI tesla coil for about $150.

The Tesla coil’s lightning heats up air and creates pressure waves that are audible as sound. The more times per second the lightning fires, the higher the pitch created.

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Critter & Guitari Pocket Piano MIDI Now 17% Cooler

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Chris at Critter & Guitari let us know that their Pocket Piano MIDI has been updated with new color options and a new firmware update that makes it at least 17% cooler.

New firmware for the Pocket Piano introduces a new mode, so there are now seven modes. By our highly scientific calculations (7/6*100=117) that makes it 17% cooler.

They also all have a new hold function. You can see the new hold feature in action at C&G’s Instagram.

in addition, C&G now offer the Pocket Piano MIDI in a Green anodized enclosure. See the C&G site for details.

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The Choice, From The Last Of Us, On LinnStrument

This video captures a performance by Geert Bevin of composer Gustavo Santaolalla‘s The Choice from The Last Of Us.

Bevin performs the piece on LinnStrument, with the sound coming from Spectrasonics’ Trilian with an 8-part multitimbral setup (one for each row).

Bevin has been working with Roger Linn on the LinnStrument, now in development. The LinnStrument is a unique electronic controller that allows a wide range of expressiveness, including individual pitch and dynamic control, over time, of each note.

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