Knobcon 2014 – a synthesizer convention, synth party and gear fest – is coming to the Schaumburg, IL (Chicago area) Sept 12-14, 2014.
The event promises to be the biggest Knobcon yet, with three days of performances, workshops and other events. Continue reading
This week is the final week for the 2014 Road To Innovation Raffle to support the non-profit Bob Moog Foundation.
The Foundation is a small 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, dedicated to preserving the legacy of synth pioneer Bob Moog.
Prizes in the raffle include: Continue reading
Roland has officially introduced the SBX-1 Sync Box, a utility module that’s the lingua franca of electronic music gear – letting all your gear work together, whether its DIN, MIDI or control voltage gear, vintage or new, and hardware or software.
Inventor Paul Vo (right), designer of the Moog Guitar, Moog Lap Steel and the Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer, has announced the creation of a new company, Vo, LLC, designed to turn his ‘acoustic synthesis’ designs into products.
Vo recently completed a successful Kickstarter project to develop the Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer – a new guitar, designed to explore Vo’s ideas for ‘acoustic synthesis’. The guitar includes electronics that let you control the vibration and harmonics of each individual string over time, making it possible to create sounds that are impossible with a traditional guitar, but that are still ‘guitar-like’.
Now Vo wants to focus on turning his ideas into instruments. Continue reading
Warp Records has announced that it will be hosting ‘listening parties’ for the new Aphex Twin album, Syro:
Between September 5th and 10th, listening events for Aphex Twin’s upcoming album ‘Syro’ will be held in cities in UK, France, USA, Canada, Belgium and Netherlands.
Beginning next Friday, over the course of several days there will be one off events internationally where fans will be able to hear Aphex Twin’s first new record in 13 years in its entirety.
Ticket lottery begins on Sunday, August 31 at 4AM PST / 7AM EST / 12PM GMT / 1PM CET and closes Tuesday, September 2 at midnight in each time zone.
Here’s the event schedule: Continue reading
Warp Records has officially announced the new Aphex Twin album, Syro.
According to Warp’s info, ‘influential electronic fartist’, Richard D. James, has a new album, Syro, coming out under his Aphex Twin moniker.
The album will be available in vinyl, CD and digital formats, with a Sept 22nd release date. It is available for order now via Amazon and via the Warp site.
At least that’s what we make of the album’s bizarre official summary, below.
Check it out the official info below and let us know what you make of it! Continue reading
Alex Szabo-Haslam’s Waveform project is a new series of silkscreen-printed A2 posters, visualizing classic dance music from 1977-2001.
The series is based on songs by New Order, Orbital, The Prodigy, Human League, Donna Summer, Phuture, Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk and others. Continue reading
A new Aphex Twin album, SYRO, is being teased via a mysterious website. Continue reading