‘Node 2′ A Must-Have For Berlin-School Synth Music Fans

node-2Ian Boddy’s DiN Records has released Node 2 – the second album from synth supergroup Node.

Node 2 is the first album from the group since their debut album in 1995.

The group is made up of music industry gurus that took time out from their ‘day jobs’ to indulge their passion for analog synth and Berlin-school style synth music: Continue reading

The Halls of Valhalla Z-DSP Reverb Cartridge Now Available

Tiptop Audio announced today that “The amazing Halls Of Valhalla Z-DSP reverbs are now shipping to shops worldwide.”

The Halls Of Valhalla Z-DSP cartridge has 8 high-quality modulated reverb algorithms, ranging from short (Room, Chamber) to medium sized (Plate, EnsembleVerb), to big (Cathedral), to unbelievably huge (Niflheim, Asgard, Ginnungagap). Continue reading

Audulus Now Available For iPhone

Developer Taylor Holliday has release a new version of Audulus for iOS, adding support for the iPhone.

Holiday has updated the UI to accommodate the iPhone’s screen, as demonstrated in the video above. And, while it runs on a device that you can carry in your pocket, it offers the same features and audio engine of Audulus for iPad and OS X, so you can share patches among your devices.

The update is free for existing Audulus for iPad users – and any in-app upgrades that you’ve purchased will work on the iPhone. Continue reading

Mark Verbos Interview On Art+Music+Technology Podcast

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Mark Verbos, creator of the Verbos Electronics modular synthesizer system, is featured in the latest episode of the Art+Music+Technology podcast.

“Mark and I have a history that goes back to the days of working with Grant Richter (Wiard) in the basement of his Milwaukee home,” notes host Darwin Grosse. “We spend a little time getting caught up. I hope you enjoy it!”

You can listen to the interview via the embed below or at the A+M+T site: Continue reading

‘I Dream Of Wires’ Gets Theatrical Premiere April 26 At Moogfest

I Dream Of Wires - an independent documentary about the history, demise and resurgence of the modular synthesizer – will make its theatrical debut at Moogfest 2014 on Saturday April 26, at noon in the Fine Arts Theater.  A 2nd Moogfest screening is scheduled for April 27.

The documentary features interviews with over 100 modular musicians, inventors and enthusiasts, including Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Gary Numan, Vince Clarke (Erasure), Morton Subotnick, Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle), Daniel Miller, Carl Craig, Flood, Cevin Key (Skinny Puppy), James Holden, Factory Floor, Legowelt, Clark, John Foxx and Bernie Krause, as well as manufacturers and modular industry leaders Doepfer, Modcan, and Make Noise. Continue reading

Steve Roach In The Timeroom, On 5U Modular Synthesizer

Sunday Synth Jam: Ambient/space music artist Steve Roach is featured in a new interview at the Tucson Weekly.

Published in conjunction with the interview, this short video captures Roach at work with his Synthesizers.com 5U modular synthesizer, exploring new sounds and sequences at his Sonoran desert studio, the Timeroom.