Open Mic: For the holidays, our wish is that you have family, health and peace.
And, yes, since it’s Synthtopia, maybe some wicked gear under the tree, that new app that you’ve been wanting or some great new electronic music….
So, let us know if ‘Santa’ was good to you this year! Continue reading
Robert Fripp‘s take on Silent Night, from 1979, is a Frippertronics-style looping exploration of Franz Gruber’s carol. Continue reading
Here’s a performance, via APP SOUND, of Silent Night, using
Studio Jam on the iPad for / on Christmas Eve, using the app KORG Module, playing a traditional christmas song.
Btw – I used the Program “Soft Tine EP” and modified it (= Stereo Tremolo, Amp Switch for a bit more Drive).
Boxing Santa, via jdanielcramer, is a synthed-up take on Vince Guaraldi’s Linus & Lucy, from A Charlie Brown Christmas.
AfroDJMac sends his holiday wishes – and has a special Christmas-themed free download for Ableton Live for you:
The Christmas Bells Instrument is the 114th Free Ableton Live Pack I’ve released. It is made up of samples of church bells, as well as a Yamaha DX7 bells preset.
You can mix between the two layers of sound and sculpt them with effects and filters to fit your Holiday Music Making Needs.
Here’s the official demo video: Continue reading
Ambar Navarro’s animated music video for the Hypberbubble song, A Synthesizer for Christmas.
It’s that time of year again – time for holiday electronic music gear deals!
These companies are offering gear or software specials for the holidays. Note that these are limited-time specials, check out the sites for details: Continue reading
Here’s a bit of holiday cheer that takes makes clever use of vintage computer technology.
This year’s holiday e-card for The Glasgow School of Art was put together by alumnus James Houston, using a collection of vintage computer gear. In the video, an ensemble of vintage Mac computers, a Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum + 1 and a SEGA Mega Drive perform a rendition of Carol of the Bells. Continue reading