The latest interview from Red Bull Music Academy features composer and synthesist Isao Tomita, best known for his classitronica albums.
The discussion, in Japanese with subtitles, was held on October 13 as part of RBMA Tokyo 2014. Continue reading
Sonic State’s roving reporter Edd Butterworth visited SchneidersLaden in Berlin – one of the world’s great synth stores – and met owner Andreas Schneider.
In this video interview, Schneider shares his thoughts on synthesizers and gives a tour of some of the great gear available at SchneidersLaden. Continue reading
Patchworks today released Conductr 1.3, the latest version of their iPad Ableton Live controller app.
With the new version, Patchworks is trying to develop Conductr into tool not just for Live performance, but also music production.
In this interview, we talk with Patchworks co-founder Oriol Rosell, right, about what’s new in the latest version of Conductr, their vision for the role of MIDI control apps and more: Continue reading
The latest episode of the SoundWorks Collection video series takes a look at the sound of Interstellar. Continue reading
The latest episode of the Art + Music + Technology podcast is an interview with electronic instrument designer Keith McMillen of Keith McMillen Instruments (KMI).
McMillen has been active as an instrument designer for nearly thirty years. In that time, he has managed music technology departments at Gibson, Harmon Kardon and other companies and created a variety of new instruments, ranging from advanced stringed instruments at Zeta Music to new types of music controllers at KMI. Continue reading
This video captures a 1987 Video Soul interview with Roger Troutman of the Zapp Band.
The discussion focuses on Troutman’s use of synthesizers with a ‘talk box’ or ‘voice box’.
The talk box is an effects pedal that basically plays whatever sound you feed into it through a plastic tube that you put into your mouth. This directs the sound of your instrument into your mouth, so that you can ‘speak’ using the sound of any instrument.
Ninstruments’ Chris Blarsky is featured in the latest episode of the Arts + Music + Technology podcast.
Blarsky, right with a giant balloon creation, is known for creating Gameboy music systems and creating custom Eurorack hacks of Pittsburgh Oscillator, Moog Werkstatt and the TI Speak & Read.