Tribal Tools Kadabra Wireless Musical Instrument (Sneak Preview)

At the 2016 NAMM Show, Tribal Tools introduced the Kadabra, a unique new wireless musical instrument. The instrument is made of hardwood and combines electronics, software algorithms and ergonomic design. There are 24 capacitive copper pipe keys carved into the lower part of the body, flanked by multicolored LED lighting. The upper section is home to 12… Read More Tribal Tools Kadabra Wireless Musical Instrument (Sneak Preview)

The Amazing Instruments Of Chas Smith

This set of videos takes a look at LA composer & instrument builder Chas Smith, who translated his experience with construction welding construction into making unique instruments. It’s a little off topic, but will be of interest to anyone fascinated by unique instruments and sound design. Along the way, Smith shares his story of getting burned out on his construction… Read More The Amazing Instruments Of Chas Smith

Mogees Vibration Sensor Lets You Use Anything As A Musical Instrument

UK-based Mogees shared a new preview video for their Mogees Vibration Sensor kit, which lets you use just about anything as a musical instrument. Mogees works by combining a vibration sensor with music software that translates the vibrations of objects into expressive synthesized sound. It also can be used to generate MIDI, letting you turn just about anything… Read More Mogees Vibration Sensor Lets You Use Anything As A Musical Instrument

Free Ableton Live Halloween Download From Francis Preve

Writer/producer Francis Prève has shared a free Ableton Live soundscape set – created entirely using FM synthesis with Operator. Prève’s goal was to create a realistic Halloween-inspired soundscape as accurately as possible using synthesis – in this case, Ableton’s Operator soft synth – so that the result is a virtual environment that sounds real, but was created entirely… Read More Free Ableton Live Halloween Download From Francis Preve