Robert Rich Interview On The Art + Music + Technology Podcast

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASynthesist Robert Rich is featured on the latest episode of the Art + Music + Technology podcast.

Rich has been releasing electronic music for over thirty years, with an extensive discography of over thirty solo albums and collaborations.

“I interviewed Robert Rich,” notes host Darwin Grosse, “and we ended up wheeling into some pretty cool areas – especially in regards to how he approaches music creation, and how he works in instrumental music without getting bogged down in undesirable labeling.” Continue reading

Jazzy Synth Jam On iPad & Electronic Wind Instrument

Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s a jazzy synth jam, via Tom Washatka - Out Of The Darkness, performed with an iPad, EWI (WX-7 wind controller) & MidiBridge iPad app.

Here’s what he has to say about the technical end:

Experimenting with an iPad, wind controller (old skool WX7) and MidiBridge app to create chords triggered with a foot pedal.

Using Thor, Magellan, Sunrizer, ThumbJam and Yamaha VL-70 synth module.

New OMSynth MiniLab An ‘Open Modular Synthesizer’ For Inventors

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Casper Electronics has introduced the OMSynth MiniLab Open Modular Synthesizer - an modular synth is designed specifically for inventors.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

The Open Modular Synthesizer is a format of electronic musical instrument that embodies the ethos and technical methodology of modular synthesis but is designed specifically for inventors.

One way this is achieved is by encouraging invention to start at the breadboard level. From here circuits can be built up to robust, road ready instruments. By starting at the breadboard circuits are cheap and flexible and the inventor is free to quickly build and change designs without fighting against a high level form factor.

Here’s a video demo of the OMSynth MiniLab prototype: Continue reading