Jürgen Michaelis & The Spirit Of The Machine

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At Superbooth 16, JoMox was showing one of the most unusual electronic instruments we’ve seen this year, the Akasha Synth.

Akasha is a dodecahedron-shaped instrument, with 12 interacting grids with 5 sides, allowing for 60 interconnections.

Here’s a video demo by JoMox founder Jürgen Michaelis: Continue reading

What’s The Best New Gear Of Musikmesse 2013?


This year’s Musikmesse was the best in many years, with all kinds of interesting introductions for electronic musicians. Some highlights include the Nord Lead 4,  the unusual Dualo du-touch ß controller, the Bass Station II, the BOSS RC-505 Tabletop Loop Station, new Jomox Eurorack drum modules, the MFB Tanzbär Drumcomputer, and the Korg Volca line of analog synths.

What do you think is the best new gear for electronic musicians introduced at Musikmesse 2013? Let us know what you think in the reader poll below! (Pick up to three.) Continue reading

Musikmesse 2013 Is Coming April 10th – What Gear Do You Want To See Introduced?

musikmesseMusikmesse 2013 – the ‘international fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and music business connections’ – is happening this week, April 10-13, in Frankfurt.

There have already been a lot of announcements for electronic music gear being introduced at Musikmesse, including:

And the show hasn’t even started yet – so expect a flurry of gear announcements this week.

With that in mind, what gear would you like to see companies introduce at Musikmesse?

Jomox Intros Eurorack Drum Modules


Jomox has announced a new line of analog drum modules in Eurorack format.

The ModBase 09 bass drum modules and Mod.Brane 11 percussion modules are expected to be available in Summer 2013. Additional modules are planned.

Here’s what they have to say about the new Euro analog drum modules: Continue reading