Soundmachines Modulör114 Eurorack Analog Modular Synthesizer Details Announced

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Soundmachines has announced details for their recently introduced Modulör114 Eurorack analog modular synthesizer.

The Modulör114 is an all-in-one analog modular synthesizer, designed to be used as a complete Eurorack synth voice or as an independent synth module.  Continue reading

Korg Volca FM Synthesizer Hands-On Demos

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UK music gear retailer GuitarGuitar shared several videos, offering hands-on demonstrations of the new Korg Volca FM synthesizer.

The Volca FM synthesizer is a three-voice digital FM synthesizer that reproduces the iconic sound of the Yamaha DX7.

The first video offers an in-depth look at the Volca FM’s sounds: Continue reading

Win A Moog Mother 32 From Gary Numan + I Speak Machine

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Gary Numan and I Speak Machine have announced a Moog Mother 32 giveaway to help promote their upcoming US/Canada tour dates, including shows in LA, Chicago, New York, Austin and at Moogfeest 2016.

“We’ll be supporting the legendary Gary Numan on 9 dates of his US/ Canada tour,” I Speak Machine’s Tara Busch told us. “We’ll also be making a stop at the glorious Moogfest May 20th. And to warm our muscles, we are doing a warm – up show in LA at Hyperion Tavern on May 4th at 11:30 pm.”

As part of their part of the show, I Speak Machine will screening their ‘splendidly bloody’ short film Zombies 1985, which features Numan’s 3 daughters as zombies. Continue reading

Circuit Classics Pay Tribute To Work Of Forrest M. Mims III

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Electrical engineer Star Simpson has introduced a set of new DIY projects that pay tribute to Forrest M. Mims III, author of the classic electronics DIY Radio Shack books, like Getting Started in Electronics.

The three projects feature PCBs, printed with Mims’ original circuit illustrations, and the parts to build the circuits. One of the circuits featured, above, is Mim’s Stepped-Tone Generator, a synth circuit that has gained a life of its own, as the Atari Punk Console.

Here’s a video intro to the projects: Continue reading