AudioThing is offering a 20% discount on all products for December 2013.
Until the 31st, you can use the coupon code XMAS13 at the checkout to get the discount.
AudioThing is also giving away one sample library every day until December 25th, to a random subscriber from their Newsletter. Winners will receive an email with a download link.
See the AudioThing site for details. And see our guide to Holiday Deals For Musicians for more end-of-the-year deals.
Open Music Labs has introduced x0x-heart – a new clone of the Roland TB-303 synthesizer voice.
Purists may argue that it’s a clone of the second cousin of a clone of the original TB-303, but $79 gets you a populated PCB + power supply. Buyers will need to add pots, controls & a case or panel.
x0x-heart is an SMT replica of the TB-303?s analog voice, complete with VCO, VCA, VCF, and envelope generators. It’s meant to be a base upon which you can build ‘a highly acidic synthesizer’.
Here’s a demo of the x0x-heart in action, sequenced by a 303: Continue reading
endai from softmachines let us know about their latest synth shirt – Synth Nazis Must Die:
i made this limited synth fun shirt. it is a hommage to the 80`s Trash Movie, Surf Nazis Must Die, by infamous TROMA company.
my friends used to call me synth nazi and wearing this shirt helps me to be a little bit more open minded for music and stuff. i love synths, but synth nazis must die…
If you’ve ever been tromatized in a synth forum discussion, this may be the shirt for you!
Details at the softmachines site.
Phil and Paul Hartnoll want you to be raving on and on through the holidays, and have released a new Orbital single, Christmas Chime.
I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age Music In America 1950-1990 is a new retrospective compilation that looks at ‘new age’ music.
Label Light In The Attic Records describes the anthology as “the first major anthology to survey the golden age of new age”. It features some better-known new age artists, such as Steven Halpern, Constance Demby, Laraaji and Michael Stearns, along with works by seminal artists of the genre and other important works.
Here’s what they have to say about the retrospective: Continue reading
Reader Thom Martin has released his version of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, arranged in the ‘switched on’ style for analog monophonic synthesizers.
A Switched-On Nutcracker is available via Bandcamp. Continue reading