The latest episode of the Art + Music + Technology podcast features author Mark Vail, right, who’s just published a new book, The Synthesizer.
Vail has written for Keyboard, Sound On Sound and Electronic Musician magazines and has written several previous books about keyboards, including Vintage Synthesizers & The Hammond Organ: Beauty In The B.
“Sometimes it can be really exciting to look at New Stuff and get excited about it,” says A+M+T podcast host Darwin Grosse. “But sometimes a review of Old Stuff can be just as exciting. Author, educator, journalist and musician Mark Vail has the gift of helping us see more than the glamour of New Gear, and I had a wonderful discussion with him for this week’s podcast.” Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This retronica synth jam, Being John Carpenter 2, is inspired by the synth scores of director/composer John Carpenter. Continue reading
This playlist, via The Tuesday Night Machines, includes the episodes of his Modular Synth Basics video series. Continue reading
Macro Machines has introduced the Storage Strip – a new Eurorack module and system that brings system-wide storage and recall to Eurorack synthesizers.
Here’s what they have to say about their approach:
We at Macro Machines Engineering have developed a means to allow storage and recall of settings in the eurorack modular synthesis world.
The first iteration of this hardware is the ‘Storage Strip’ module, which sends binary messages along the CV bus to compatible modules telling them to store current settings into a memory slot, or recall them back at the press of a button, or even sequence through them at the burst of a clock pulse.
Our hopes are that this will, in the near future, allow for more interesting results with less modules. Imagine if you had a CV sequencer for every single parameter, and could shift and change all of the settings of your entire synth at once, the complex sounds that could be achieved, more territory to explore, and you will be able to return to points that you want to re-use, explore further, or perform live!
The Storage Strip, above right, allows for saving and recalling settings within supported modules. Continue reading
Mylar Melodies produced this little film on the history of the cult-hit that was the RYK M185 System 100M DIY project, and introduces the Intellijel Metropolis Eurorack Sequencer, a licensed adaptation of the M185. Continue reading
Saturday Synth Porn: You know it’s a monster synth when you have to use the fisheye lens in order to get it all in the picture. Continue reading
ADDAC System has introduced the ADDAC210 Open Heart Surgery – a new Eurorack and Arduino development board that lets you breadboard synth DIY projects right on your modular. Continue reading
Free Music Friday: This video, via Future Music Magazine, takes a look at the touring rig of producer/composer Martin Dubka.
Dubka offers a tour around his custom modular synth, which is tailored to his improvised live show. Continue reading