Ohpeewon.com – a community site for users of the Teenage Engineering OP-1 synthesizer – appears to have bit the dust, returning requests with the message “This domain name expired on 6/21/2014″.
Two new forums have been created, though, to fill the void left by the demise of Ohpeewon:
Organizers have announced KISS2014: ORGANIC SOUND, the 2014 Kyma International Sound Symposium.
It is scheduled for September 25-28, 2014, in Lübeck Germany, and will feature workshops, talks and live performances on Kyma and “Organic Sound”. Continue reading
UK’s Modulus Music has announced a new hybrid digital/analogue synth keyboard, the Modulus .002.
A rare test pressing of Richard D. James (Aphex Twin), working under his ‘Caustic Window’ moniker, has sold for $46,300 on eBay.
Back in 1994, James had plans to release an LP as Caustic Windows on his label, Rephlex Records. 4 test pressings were reportedly made, of which this LP is one. Continue reading
In this video, Stephen McCaul of Noise Engineering takes an in-depth look at the company’s Eurorack module line. Continue reading
Producer Trevor Horn has announced Inside The Pleasure Dome – an “ultra-deluxe” box set celebrating the 30th anniversary of Welcome To The Pleasuredome by Frankie Goes To Hollywood.
The deluxe release is being produced as a Pledgemusic crowdfunded project.
“We want to take you Inside The Pleasuredome to explore Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Trevor Horn’s greatest work,” explains compiler Ian Peel. “So we’ve dreamed up the most ultra-deluxe box set possible. Can we make this dream a reality? Pledge via the website – and we can, and you can get this strictly limited edition visual, tactile and audio release in your hands.”
Here are the details: Continue reading
Back in 1994, there were plans for releasing an LP of music from Richard D. James, aka Aphex Twin, under his “Caustic Window” moniker on his own label, Rephlex Records.
This album, though recorded, never saw the light of day. Only 4 people at the time were known to have a vinyl test pressing of the album – Richard James, Chris Jeffs (aka Cylob), Grant Wilson-Claridge (co-founder of Rephlex Records) and Mike Paradinas (aka µ-Ziq). Each person was sworn to never make copies of the music, and for 20 years, the LP little more than a rumor.
Until now. Continue reading
MIDI Piano Lighting is a DIY project, via , that lets you use MIDI to control lightbulbs in sync with a musical performance.
Here’s a demo of it in action: Continue reading