A reader faces a common dilemma: they wanted to get started with electronic music making, they need to spend their money wisely and they aren’t sure where to start:
I’m researching building an analog startup kit for a home studio. Some years ago I was pretty involved with software-based DAW production and a little MIDI. I’ll likely go back to DAW at some point but I really want to try going more hardware based for a while.
I don’t have a lot of money to drop initially and will probably piece it all together over time. I don’t want to over-shoot and want quality components, while getting value for my money.
Synthesizers.com’s Roger Arrick has shared a great collection of photos of the Moog synthesizer factory in 1977, taken by William Beith.
Beith visited the Moog factory at its Cheektowaga, NY location as part of his work for Gibson Guitars.
The photos are very evocative, because of the both the content and the age of the film. And the pictures capture the factory when some of Moog’s most iconic instruments were in production. Continue reading
Elektron is teasing a new analog keyboard at its site – the Analog Keys.
It’s being unveiled today in Berlin, with full specifications and details to come on November 26. From the design, though, it’s clear that the Analog Keys shares some genes with the Elektron Analog Four. Continue reading
This video is the official trailer for Elektro Moskva – a new documentary, by Elena Tikhonova and Dominik Spritzendorfer, that looks at electronic music in Russia: Continue reading
This video captures a performance by Slawomir Zubrzycki on the Viola Organista – an instrument originally designed by Leonardo da Vinci 500 years ago. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures Dutch synthesist Martin Peters doing some Berlin School style sequencing using his new Sequentix Cirklon hardware step sequencer.
Here’s his explanation of the technical details: Continue reading