The 2015 NAMM Show, scheduled for January 22-25 at the Anaheim Convention Center, promises to be a huge event for synth fans.
We just got word from the NAMM Show organizers that synth manufacturers have nearly doubled their show floor square footage since last year, making this one of the show’s fastest-growing segments.
And you know what double the area for synths means….. double the synths! Continue reading
Here’s a sneak preview, via AkaiProVideo, of the upcoming MPC Software v1.8.
Pete and Geoff from Akai Professional demo what’s in-store the soon-to-be-released MPC Software v1.8 update. Continue reading
In the latest episode of Sonic State’s Berlin Diaries series, Edd Butterworth visits Uwe George of Berlin-based synthesizer maker MFB. Continue reading
This video, via MILQUETOASTE, demonstrates the Clandestign Clazoo – an awesome MacGyvered cigar box ribbon synth. Continue reading
Audio Damage has introduced the Mad Hatter Digital Noise Source for Eurorack modular synthesizers.
- Digital shift register noise plus 6 square wave oscillators for easy x0x-style cymbal synthesis.
- COLOR knob controls shift register noise clock and oscillator stack pitch.
- HPF FREQ knob controls high-pass filter frequency.
- CROSSFADE knob mixes from audio input, through noise, to oscillator stack.
- CV control of all parameters.
- 8HP panel size.
- Skiff-friendly 20mm depth.
Director Chuck Przybyl’s Box Of Sound is a short documentary, embedded above, that explores the work of Chicago audio technician and circuit bender Antoine Kattar. Continue reading
in his latest Berlin Diaries video, Edd Butterworth visits Koma Elektronik, a manufacturer of modular and standalone audio devices, at their Berlin HQ. Continue reading
Nord has released a couple of tutorial videos that look at drum synthesis using the Nord Drum 2.
The first tutorial, above, gives you a basic overview of the functionality of the Nord Drum 2 as well as recipes for some basic synth drum sounds. Continue reading