The Wooden Audio Sequencer


The Wooden Audio Sequencer is a tangible music controller, created as a project by Ernest Warzocha, Jakub Wilczewski & Maciej Zelaznowski for the Physical Computing and Creative Coding course at School of Form.

The custom controller follows the standard timeline, with individual rows for instruments played. The are IR reflective sensors in each hole. They read the color at the bottom of wooden discs so the sequencer can play more then one variant of sound. Continue reading

Bleep Labs Intros Thingamagoop 3000 Synthesizer + ‘Noise Friend’

Thingamagoop-3000-front-angleBleep Labs has introduced the Thingamagoop 3000 – a light controlled synthesizer, effect and ‘noise friend’.

Simple controls give you access to rich and diverse sounds, from simple square and triangles waves to complex FM laser battles.


  • 16bit, 44kHz Audio in and out
  • MIDI in and out via the included 1/8? dongles.
  • USB for reprogramming and MIDI.
  • Programmable CV in and out.
  • Built in speaker.
  • Black, powdercoated aluminum enclosure with milled eyeball.
  • 9v battery or USB powered
  • Choose from 4 LED and 8 front plate colors

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Roland System-500 Analog Eurorack Modules Official Details


Roland has released official details on their new System-500 analog Eurorack synthesizer modules.

The System-500 is a fully analog recreation, in Euro format, of the classic Roland System-100m modular synthesizer. The modules are produced in collaboration with established Euro manufacturer Malekko Heavy Industry.

According to Roland, the System-500 delivers the ‘classic character and functionality of the original with the advantages of a modern instrument’.

Here’s an overview on the Roland System-100m from the Summer NAMM Show: Continue reading

BeatStep Pro Updated With ‘Wait To Load Pattern’, Pattern Chaining & More


Arturia has released a free update to the BeatStep Pro that adds user-requested features, making it, according to the company, ‘more powerful than ever’:

  • The sequencer has been enhanced with quantized pattern launch and pattern chains;
  • Parameters can now be edited for all steps at once; and
  • An improved song position algorithm keeps BeatStep Pro synchronized at all times.

Here’s what’s new in BeatStep Pro firmware version 1.3: Continue reading