littleBits New cloudBit Lets You Connect Your Modular Synth To The Internet

littleBits_cloud-modulelittleBits Electronics has introduced a new module, the cloudBit, that will let you connect your modular synth to the Internet and more.

The cloudBit, according to the company, will help democratize the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) – the idea that ‘smart devices’ will be able to communicate and interact with the Internet.

The cloudBit – part of the company’s littleBits modular electronics system – lets you turn any object into an Internet-connected device. littleBits already makes an open source library of electronic modules that snap together with magnets. Existing modules include things like motors, buzzers, buttons, light sensors, switches and LEDs. Last year, they added modules that expanded the platform into audio with the Korg littleBits Synth Kit.

Here’s a demo of the cloudBit in action: Continue reading

Korg DSN-12 Puts An ‘Analog Synthesizer’ On Your Nintendo 3DS

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Detune and Korg have introduced Korg DSN-12 Analog Synthesizer, a new app that brings twelve virtual analog monophonic synths to the 3DS.

Korg DSN-12 software features a retro UI and makes use of the Nintendo 3DS stylus. The app will allow users to create up to 64 patterns and then chain them together.

Detune also notes that the app will offer the world’s first 3D display oscilloscope on the Nintendo 3DS.

Here are official video previews for Korg DSN-12: Continue reading

Ambient Psychedelic Jam Session

Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a live 70s-inspired ‘ambient psychedelic’ jam session by VolcaRock.

Technical Details:

KORG VOLCA SET UP:

  • Volca Bass & Volca Beats into the sub mixer Behringer Xenyx 802

SYNTH RACK SETUP (*used on this track)

  • Roland Juno 60 (with Kenton MIDI PCB MK II)*
  • Doepfer MS 404
  • Waldorf Puls I
  • Waldorf Microwave I (with Access Programmer)
  • Nord Modular Rack*
  • Emu Proteus 2000
  • Yamaha Tx81z
  • Jomox Xbase 09 (special edition with Jazbase upgrade)*
  • Roland Rhythm 77
  • Roland DR-880
  • all Synths run into Soundcraft Spirit M12 into Main Mixer (TL Audio Fat Track)

Send FX Spirit M12:

  • Line 6 Echo Pro (Tape dub Delay)
  • Lexicon MPX 100 (Hall/Chamber)

SEQUENCER / MIDI KEYS: (*used on this track)

  • Yamaha RM1x* (Master Clock, no internal sounds used)
  • Analogue Solutions Europa
  • Roland PC 200 MKII
  • Miditech Midistart Midi 25*

GUITAR SET-UP:

  • Godin LGX-SA with Pedals in the following order (*used for this track)
  • Barber Tone Press*
  • Barber Small Fry*
  • EHX Micro Pog*
  • EHX Superego*
  • EHX Neo Clone (in Superego FX-Loop)*
  • EHX Small Stone (in Superego FX-Loop*)
  • Colorsound Tremolo Clone (in Superego FX-Loop)*
  • Neutron Filter (Mutron III Clone)*
  • Tech 21 Blonde V2*
  • Dunlop Volume Pedal GCB-80*
  • TC Electronic SCF Chorus Stereo Out*
  • Hughes & Kettner Tube Rotosphere Stereo in & Out
  • EHX Memory Man Deluxe Tap Delay 1100 (R)*
  • Ibanez ES2 Echo Shifter (L)*
  • Neunaber Wet Stereo Reverb (with Shimmer Update 1.0)*
  • Boomerang III Phrase Sampler/Looper Stereo* for live guitar loop &drone/soundscapes
  • into Main Mixer TL Audio Fat Track
  • all FX are on the Pedaltrain SC Pro