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
Electro-Harmonix has introduced the C9 Organ Machine, a guitar effects pedal that synthesizes classic organ and keyboard sounds.
The EHX C9 pays homage to tones made famous by Keith Emerson, Ray Manzarek, Jon Lord, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and more.
In the video above, ‘effectology’ guru Bill Ruppert demonstrates how to use the C9 to turn a guitar to create vintage organ and electronic keyboard sounds. Continue reading
Moog has released several more mod videos, demonstrating how to mod the Werkstatt-01 synthesizer kit.
In the first video, above, Moog Creative Learning Developer Chris Howe looks at how to add a button-controlled vibrato effect, using a photoresistor, LED, and Arduino microcontroller. Continue reading
GetLoFi has introduced the Quad Tone Oscillator NAND Synth, an inexpensive synth that they say is great for making “groovy experimental sounds”.
Here’s what they have to say about it: Continue reading
Kilpatrick Audio has introduced the Phenol patchable analog synthesizer – ‘a new type of musical instrument’, according to the company.
Inspired by modular synthesizers, Phenol offers the creative potential, sound and hands-on experience of a modular synth, in a sleek, compact package. Kilpatrick says that Phenol is 100% compatible with modular systems, because it uses the same voltages and banana connectors as the Kilpatrick Format modular system and other banana format modulars as well. Continue reading