Moog Music Updates Its Site

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Moog Music today introduced a new version of their website – and it’s more than just a facelift.

The new site is designed to position Moog as a company that is unique, creating instruments that carry on a legacy from the earliest days of synthesizers. And while the point of the new site is obviously to sell synths, it manages to do it in a pretty classy way.

In addition to product information and company news, the site now features sections focusing on Bob Moog, the history of Moog instruments and Moog-related media:

  • The Legacy section features retro synth ads, historical catalogs, historical timelines, interviews and more.
  • The Sights & Sound section offers sound and image galleries, product demos and jams from the Moog Sound Lab.

The site update is a reminder that Moog is doing a pretty impressive job of carrying on Bob Moog’s legacy. They now offer best-of-class instruments in multiple categories and are still expanding the boundaries of analog sound creation.

Share Your Music, Videos In The Forum

cat surfs the webWhy has this cat switched to a new type of mouse?

Could it be that he’s checking out the updates to Synthtopia’s Electronic Music Forum?

Maybe he’s checking out the new topics – we’ve added several new topics, including Electronic Music Events.

Or maybe he’s figured out that you can now use the forum to share your:

We may never know – but maybe you should check out the forum updates yourself – and to share your songs and videos with other readers.

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Digital Musician Intros Online Music Collaboration Plugin

Online music collaboration community Digital Musican has released the Digital Musician Plug-in (DMP), a plug-in that sits in any insert channel of any VST or AU Audio Sequencer/ DAW.

The plugin enables real time, connection of different music production applications, via the Internet. DMP is free for registered users of digitalmusician.net.

“Using the DMP I can be running my Cubase on Windows in my Hamburg studio, collaborating with my guitarist in Los Angeles running her Logic system – all recording in real time in a simple smooth work-flow,” says Digital Musician Chief Technology Officer Charlie Steinberg. “It’s as though we are all in the same studio together.”

“The DMP is a milestone in my vision for musicians to connect, collaborate and produce music together, no matter where they are in the world,” adds Steinberg. Continue reading

New Site, Patternarium, Lets You Evolve Beats

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This demo, via Torley, takes at Sonic Charge Patternarium, a new site that lets you help “evolve” beats, by using a social media voting mechanism.

The site creates beats algorithmically and then they “evolve” to survive:

Our servers are regularly spawning new generations of a thousand unique patterns, each one being the cross product of two other patterns picked at random. The higher votes a certain pattern receives, the more likely it is to get picked and bear offspring into the next generation. This means that you may participate and influence the outcome of Patternarium simply by voting.

The beats are designed for uTonic and are public domain. You can download the “evolved” beats and use them with uTonic.

Blow This! Synth Cakes Go Mobile

Mobile music blog Palm Sounds is celebrating their 4th birthday in style, with a sweet mobile music-making synth cake.

I’ve got no idea what app that cake frosting is running but it’s pretty clear that there is some tasty mobile music making involved.

If you’re not familiar with Palm Sounds, its constantly updated with info on mobile music making and other cool topics.

If you’re in the camp that hates Synthtopia’s iPhone music software posts because you use some other mobile platform, check out Palm Sounds, because they have broad coverage of Palm and WinMo platforms, too.

Ohm Studio Internet Music Collaboration Platform Sneak Preview

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This is a preview of Ohm Studio – a new Internet music collaboration platform that looks a bit like GarageBand for the Web.

The service is now in beta – but the service looks pretty cool and the preview video is is pretty styletastic.

Check it out!

Turn Your Website Into Bad Electronic Music With CodeOrgan

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Ever wonder what your website or blog would sound like as bad electronic music?

Now you can find out with CodeOrgan – an online service that generates music out of the content of Web pages.

CodeOrgan analyzes the text of pages and turns it into music using an algorithm that determines the key, synth style and drum pattern.

We’re sorry to say, but CodeOrgan’s take on Synthtopia sounded sort of meandering an pointless. (No jokes now!) What’s your site sound like?

Moog Taurus 3 Bass Synthesizer Gets Its Own Website

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Moog Music has introduced a new Website focusing on the Moog Taurus 3 bass synthesizer, TaurusBass.com.

The microsite is intended as a gathering place for owners and future owners of the Moog Taurus 3, and features videos about the work that went into creating the bass synth, audio samples, a forum and more.